Women's rights

Economics will stay a man’s game while women are kept out of the equation

eep the home fires burning! After the apocalyptic vision of post-Brexit Britain revealed last week in the leak of Operation Yellowhammer, we learn that the government will spend £4m on “local resilience forums” across England (and £1.7m for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) supporting Brexit preparations for public services.

Poverty and Inequality - Join the APLE Collective

Join the APLE Collective in trying to light the UK map up on October 17th - the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The APLE Collective are asking organisations and individuals to stand up together and have a visible show of solidarity on this date. They want to promote the fantastic work going on and talk about proposed solutions - raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty on a local and national level.
 

New domestic abuse laws in Scotland: More than 400 crimes recorded

More than 400 crimes have been recorded by Police Scotland in the first three months after a new domestic abuse law was introduced. The Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act criminalises the "coercive and controlling behaviours" of offenders. It created a single offence, carrying a maximum 14-year sentence, covering psychological, financial or sexual abuse. So far, 190 cases have been reported to the Crown Office with 13 convictions.

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