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One in four local authorities face accusations
Local authorities fail female victims of violence

One in four local authorities face legal action after being accused of discounting gender equality by failing to protect women who are the victims of violence. A new report says ethnic minority women are “especially poorly served” by councils, while a quarter of rape crisis centres face closure or cutbacks. Professor Liz Kelly, chair of… Read more »

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Police altercate with demonstrators during Free Tibet protests last year. Photo taken by Myles Fisher.
Chinese visit prompts nationwide protests

By Ian Dunt Protests are being planned across the country this weekend to coincide with the visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to the UK. Click here for analysis of premier Wen’s visit. Click here for an interview with a UK-based Chinese human rights activist. His visit is the latest in a series of exchanges,… Read more »

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