Inquiry into women’s well-being in prisons

AN INFLUENTIAL CROSS-PARTY PANEL of MPs and peers have launched an inquiry  to look into growing evidence that prisons have a damaging impact on women’s health and well-being. The inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System (APPG) will...

LGBTI activists acquitted in Poland

THREE POLISH HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS have been acquitted of charges of “offending religious beliefs” after they pasted up posters depicting the Virgin Mary with a halo in the rainbow colours of the LGBTI pride flag. The Polish authorities had alleged that posters the...

UK press regulation failing, says report

FOLLOWING THE EXPOSURE of alleged criminal activity and growing complaints about the behaviour of the press in the UK in 2011, the Leveson Inquiry made a series of recommendations for a new, more effective regulatory system. As a result, the Press Recognition Panel...

Vaccine cooperation essential, says UN

UN EXPERTS SAY BILLIONS OF PEOPLE, especially in the Global South, risk being excluded from the benefits of Covid-19 immunisation until 2024. They urge rich States to end short-sighted vaccine nationalism that is fuelling a vaccine divide and undermining worldwide...

A third of UK will be in hardship by May

NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS that by May, over 1 million more people will be living on an income with which they cannot afford to meet everyday needs, even if the £20 Universal Credit uplift is extended. By May, one in three people (21.7 million) will have too little income to...

New resource to help schools fight poverty

TWO CHILD POVERTY CHARITIES have partnered with the National Education Union (NEU) to publish a new resource for schools in England, to help teachers and school staff tackle poverty. Child Poverty Action Group and Children North East developed the resource, Turning...

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