It’s been another week of tone-deaf ministers and unenlightened court judgmentsLess than a day separated the arrest of a serving Metropolitan police officer on suspicion of Sarah Everard’s murder from the first suggestions that women calm down and put ... Read Full Story
The force upheld 119 cases among 600 complaints; they included an officer who was sacked after having sex with a rape victimAn extraordinary catalogue of sexual misconduct allegations against Metropolitan police officers, including claims that one had ... Read Full Story
Criticism comes as thousands of students share experiences of sexual harassment and abuseTeachers have criticised the government for failing to create a national strategy to tackle sexism in schools, as thousands of students come forward to share exper... Read Full Story
A cook, Emmanuel Oko, who once worked with a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, says the ex-minister once chased him around the house with a knife because he was not happy with his cooking. Oko, who worked for the ex-minister for six months, said his salary was N150,000 but Fani-Kayode was fond of...
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A nanny, Anthonia Uchenna, who once worked with a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, says the ex-minister once ordered his bodyguards to strip her naked and flogged her. Uchenna, who visited The PUNCH office recently, also deposed to affidavits. READ ALSO: Experts carpet FG over N568.5bn vote to repair loss-making PH refinery She said the...
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Scheme distracts from rightful criticisms of police response to Clapham vigil, campaigners sayPlans to protect women by putting plainclothes police officers in nightclubs are bizarre, frightening and “spectacularly missing the point”, campaigners and c... Read Full Story
Steps to improve safety include plainclothes patrols of bars and clubs and increased funding for streetlights and CCTVPlainclothes police officers could patrol bars and nightclubs around England and Wales, as part of plans to protect women from predato... Read Full Story
Workshops dispel misconceptions on sexual assaults and encourage boys to challenge gender stereotypesAs a result of Sarah Everard’s killing, women have spoken about experiences of harassment, violence and fear embedded in their daily routines with such... Read Full Story
Campaigners have backed changes aimed at tackling violence against women and misogynyCampaigners on violence against women who have been galvanised by the strength of feeling around the killing of Sarah Everard are highlighting a number of amendments t... Read Full Story
US President Joe Biden sidestepped questions Sunday on whether New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign over sexual misconduct allegations, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the state leader should “look inside his heart” to decide if he can govern. The pair stopped short of joining a growing list of other politicians, including many fellow
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Cressida Dick’s statement minimised the risk women face from men – and fits with years of police and government failure to treat the issue seriouslyEvents this week have been a touch paper igniting women’s anger about men’s violence against women and g... Read Full Story
At 4.56pm on a spring afternoon, countless women in the UK were being harassed on the street. It turns out I was one of themI don’t know why I’m writing about this really, because nothing happened. Compared to what happens, nothing really happened. And... Read Full Story
Analysis: Sarah Everard’s disappearance sparks furious demands to address misogyny in UKWomen feared this was coming. They waited, messaging each other in WhatsApp groups and on social media. They talked about their own attempts to stay safe, discussed... Read Full Story
The welling anger and frustration voiced online this week reflect the persistence of harassment and assaultThe last day or so has seen an outpouring of grief and anger over the disappearance of Sarah Everard, who vanished last week as she walked home i... Read Full Story
Exclusive: YouGov poll reveals extent of abuse and lack of faith in authorities’ ability to deal with itVirtually all young women in the UK have been subjected to sexual harassment, according to a survey from UN Women UK, which warns that most women ha... Read Full Story
Pilot scheme announced by mayor’s office targets up to 200 perpetrators of abuse-related offencesDomestic abuse offenders who have served a prison sentence will be tagged with a GPS tracking device in London under new a pilot project.Up to 200 perpetra... Read Full Story
The nine who complained about Salmond are unheard and treated as pawnsTeam Sturgeon or Team Salmond? Watching the parliamentary inquiry into the handling of sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond last week, you would be forgiven for thinkin... Read Full Story
A third woman on Monday accused Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior, just hours after the New York governor formally referred himself for investigation over similar allegations from two former aides. Cuomo has faced growing criticism, including from within his own Democratic Party, for suggesting the two ex-aides had “misinterpreted” him. Anna Ruch, 33, told The New York Times […] Read Full Story
Though not quite a hagiography, this one-off documentary – heavy on archive clips – comes close to glamorising the way in which the serially abusive publicist operatedThere appears to be no reason for the documentary Max Clifford: The Fall of a Tabloid... Read Full Story
Measures in England and Wales include making non-fatal strangulation a specific offenceCampaigners have welcomed news that ministers will make non-fatal strangulation a specific criminal offence punishable by five years’ imprisonment.The government con... Read Full Story
Law Commission is putting forward proposals to expand behaviours covered by upskirting legislationTaking pictures down a woman’s top and sexualised photoshopping should be criminalised under legislation that tackles intimate images being taken or share... Read Full Story
Former Tory MP Ross Thomson cleared in first ruling by new independent expert panelA former MP has been cleared of sexual harassment alleged to have taken place several years ago in a House of Commons bar, in the first ruling by a new body set up to in... Read Full Story
Home Office urged to investigate allegations, including unsafe living conditions, while staff say they are paid below the legal wageThe Home Office has been urged to investigate the network of hotels holding thousands of asylum seekers following allega... Read Full Story
• As police shoot 75-year-old woman dead Raphael Ede, Enugu The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, has suspended a senior lecturer in the Department of Archeology and Tourism, Dr Chigozie Odum, for alleged sexual harassment of a female student in his department. In a letter obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday, dated February 15, 2021, and […] Read Full Story
The preponderance of sexual harassment in higher institutions in Nigeria and the alleged cases of negotiation of marks have necessitated legislative efforts at returning sanity to the Nigerian higher institutions.