Some of the news stories from last week:
+ Women in Scotland face barriers in getting later abortions
+ ‘Mixing the Colours’
+ Money and Power: Commercial Sexual Exploitation DVD hard copy available free
+ Problems with the Isla Vista media coverage
+ Women in 2014
+ Attitudes towards Equality
+ New report into body image during pregnancy and after birth
+ The Polly Anna Venture
+ The everyday fear of violence every woman has to cope with
+ New campaign calls on mothers and carers to end Female Genital Mutilation
+ The Women’s Prison Issues to Watch for in ‘Orange is the New Black’
+ #TimeToAct: 84 hours of global action to end sexual violence in conflict
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Scottish Parliament, 18/05/14: The marginalisation of fathers in society and presumption that ‘parent’ means mother, has been challenged by the Equal Opportunities Committee in its report on Fathers and Parenting published today.
Read on: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/newsandmediacentre/76560.aspx
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, held at the Scottish Parliament, which recognises and rewards quality violence against women (VAW) reporting in Scotland, nominations are now being welcomed for 2014’s awards.
“As the Referendum approaches, Rape Crisis Scotland is keen to seek the views of survivors on what they would like responses to sexual violence to look like in a future Scotland. What needs to change? What would really make a difference?”
20th June, Glasgow, University of Glasgow
“Speakers and delegates at this event will examine the history of domestic abuse, the interrelationship between historians’ work and that of researchers working in other disciplines, and the implications of such academic work for contemporary practice and policy. Read the rest of this entry »