Eimear Clabby talks to Sarah Benson, CEO of Ruhama: “Physically these women are debilitated, often malnourished, and overall – in bad health...”
July 2012: "Where private firms may be tempted to cut corners and make savings, in the context of children’s prisons, the results are far-reaching...."
July 2012: Lambeth Women's Project has been providing support for women and girls for almost four decades. The eviction notice is ostensibly due to a dispute over claims that LWP leaves inappropriate material [about FGM] in view of schoolchildren.
Islington Council insisted it was following court orders when it paid a religious expert to investigate the possibility of sending a child in its care to DR Congo for an exorcism ritual.
June 2012: Online pornography is fuelling a rise in young Scots committing violent sex offences after an "alarming" increase in the crimes was revealed, campaigners claim.
June 2012: Ralph Roothaert, of Oxfam, said, "This Scottish Government funding will help women and men small-holder producers to build those skills and, together with others, negotiate for better policies and practices...
June 2012 "Disposable nappies, although convenient, do have a huge impact on the environment with a staggering 450,000 ending up in landfill each day in Scotland" - Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.
A 12-year-old boy raped a nine-year-old girl because he wanted "to feel grown up" after viewing graphic images of sex on the internet....
Emily Wassell spoke with two Spanish teachers: “A good health system and good public education are the pillars of a good country. In Spain, we are losing them... It affects morale”
May 2012: By Maria Stambler - "Advertising, as an industry, is still relatively new in Russia. The weak advertising laws are further undermined when the government blatantly breaks these laws...."
May 2012: By Victoria Pavlova - "The lack of central enforcement for women’s rights – particularly in the Roma community, has led to the creation of civil projects... 'Mother Center' is one such initiative, created by Roma women...."