The EU Victims Directive comes into force this month. Will it prevent the further decimation of Black and minority ethnic organisations offering specialised services to women facing violence in the UK?
The quality of service in the independent women’s sector is no guarantee against the future as the British government continues its assault on specialist women’s services protecting women from violence.
The British government's programme to counter violent extremism hands religious fundamentalists the gift of a narrative of victimhood, narrowing the political space for secular feminists and others to challenge fundamentalism.
At the heart of the debate on free speech and censorship are contested understandings of where power resides. Where should the line be drawn?
Jeremy Corbyn's Working with Women policy document has been well received by feminists, but the silence on the intersectionality of religious fundamentalism and women’s oppression, and on prostitution, raises questions.
"At the heart of my work is the idea that human beings are to be intrinsically valued, that we can all co-exist through mutual respect and rights." – Pragna Patel
Women with a high level of educational qualifications who migrate to the UK to join their British husbands are finding the path to employment strewn with obstacles.
Immigration officers are now being placed in religious institutions. It may not be too farfetched to ask: how long before we’re forced to wear our immigration status on our sleeves?
Feminism needs to recapture the state from the neoliberal project to which it is in hock in order to make it deliver for women. It must guard against atomisation and recover its transformative aspirations to shape the new social order that is hovering on the horizon, says Rahila Gupta
In countries where there are no apostasy laws,blasphemy laws are frequently used to persecute and punish apostates. Rahila Gupta reports on how the dangers of apostasy in Muslim majority countries is making British courts more open to granting asylum.