Tag Archives: feminism

Britain’s sharia councils and secular alternatives

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The secular legal system can uphold the rights of minority women forced to conform to patriarchal religious laws, writes Lejla Kuric.

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Opinion: In defence of the #NoMakeUpSelfie

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Patrick English argues that criticisms of the #NoMakeUpSelfie campaign are misplaced and we should support a movement which is doing so much good.

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Confinement of Saudi princesses a reminder that women are second-class citizens in Saudi Arabia

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The ugly reality mocks the image of a nation cited as the citadel of Islam.

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Calls for the introduction of FGM in the Maldives should worry all of us

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It is vitally important the UK uses its influence and clout to lead a global campaign that seeks to rid the world of FGM.

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FGM is an atrocity which transcends politics – we must ensure that the Tories oppose it in deed as well as word

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Tories in Europe are hampering attempts to tackle FGM.

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As the Rennard furore fades, all parties must reflect on how the Lib Dems got it so badly wrong

Here are some basics from the world of law and policy on sexual harassment and violence, which are worth bearing in mind in reviewing procedures.

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Muslim women must not be driven off the net by trolls

My message to these people, if you are reading this, is that you will never silence me.

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If we fail to defend the rights of all women, we will only empower sexists

Segregation is an immoral concept designed to force one group of people into a separate, subordinate existence.

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Gender segregation guidelines withdrawn by Universities UK

In a stunning victory for the campaign against gender segregation in British universities, Universities UK has now dropped its controversial guidelines which would have allowed visiting speakers to segregate students on the basis of their gender.

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Gender segregation ‘not permissible’ under equality law

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has ruled that segregation as proposed by the vice-chancellors’ body is “not permissible” under existing equality laws.

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