Women's rights

Revenge porn laws not fit for purpose

Laws covering so-called revenge porn are not fit for purpose and police still need more training, experts say. Victims should receive anonymity and laws need to include threats to share images, according to Sophie Mortimer from the Revenge Porn helpline.

Figures from 19 forces in England and Wales revealed police investigations have doubled in the last four years but the number of charges has fallen.

The National Police Chiefs Council said forces take the crime "very seriously".

Tommy Robinson: women’s groups reject euro election bid – EVAW

Anger at far right leader’s pledge of MEP salary to rape victims – women call out racism and misogyny

Reacting with fury against so-called ‘Tommy Robinson’s’ candidacy in the Euro elections, and his outrageous use of campaigning messages related to child sexual abuse, 43 women and women’s organisations have written an open letter to voters and community leaders in the North West region, rejecting his vile claims and calling out his racism and misogyny.

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer – new research

The term ‘female breadwinner’ conjures images of power-dressing corporate businesswomen who are bucking traditional gender norms to ‘have it all’. However, high-earning women make up only a small proportion of female breadwinners, the majority of which tend to work less hours than their male counterparts do, and are less likely to be in managerial positions.

Stress and Anxiety at Work: Personal or Cultural?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and Acas has today published the results of a new poll on workplace stress and anxiety. 

Read the survey results

Here are some key findings:

·        60% of employees who have felt stressed or anxious in the last year attribute this to their workload

·        42% said it was due to how they are managed

·        35% said that balancing work and home life was responsible

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