Diversity and difference

British women ‘being forced into polygamous relationships’ because law lets them down, campaigners say

‘The government is always perfectly happy to relegate minority women to kangaroo courts and faith-based parallel legal systems’  Maya OppenheimWomen’s Correspondent, The Independent

British women are increasingly being pressured into polygamous relationships or left without child support when relationships break up because UK law does not offer adequate protection to spouses in religious marriages, campaigners have warned.

LGBTQ Advocacy Survey

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Aspire Supporting Sisters Interim Report

Aspire's Supporting Sisters project is entering its 4th year!

"Supporting Sisters has been funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund Women and Girls Initiative to enable “at risk” women to stay well, feel supported and get more from life. For the National Lottery’s 25th birthday, we are releasing our Interim Report to celebrate our work so far and look ahead to the final two years of the Supporting Sisters project.

Our Interim Report tracks the development of Aspire’s holistic, integrated support services and their impact on the lives of the women who use them.

More young women than ever now call themselves feminists – Young Women’s Trust

Nearly 70 percent of young women aged 18-24 call themselves feminist and say that sexism is a major problem in the UK, according to new research by Young Women’s Trust.

The annual poll also revealed one in 10 young women took part in a protest or other form of activism in the last year, indicating a rise in civil and political protesting among those who feel ignored by decision makers.

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