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Forced Marriage Cases Reported In Britain Jump To Record High

Forced Marriage Cases Reported In Britain Jump To Record High

Britain banned forced marriage in 2014 but there have only been two convictions, both of which were last year The number of calls to a specialist British unit tackling forced marriage leapt to a record high last year, with nearly one in five involving a child aged under 16, data released on Friday showed. The […]

“I Am The Second Female Prime Minister, Definitely Not The Last” – Theresa May Resigns

“I Am The Second Female Prime Minister, Definitely Not The Last” – Theresa May Resigns

Theresa May has bowed to intense pressure from her own party and named 7 June as the day she will step aside as Conservative leader, drawing her turbulent three-year premiership to a close. Speaking in Downing Street, May said it had been “the honour of my life” to serve as Britain’s second female prime minister. Her […]

Brexit Talks Collapse as May’s Premiership Crumbles

Brexit Talks Collapse as May’s Premiership Crumbles

Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday after the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch talks dead due to Prime Minister Theresa May’s crumbling government. Nearly three years after the United Kingdom voted 52% to 48% in a referendum to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, when or even […]

Britain Reveals Landmark Laws To Fight Domestic Abuse

Britain Reveals Landmark Laws To Fight Domestic Abuse

Britain on Monday for the first time named economic control as a form of domestic abuse in “landmark” legislation aimed at tackling a crime that ruins millions of lives and costs billions of pounds. It also proposed outlawing the right of abusers to cross-examine their victims in court, in a move welcomed by women’s rights […]

The Sad Tales Of The ‘Traveller Women’ -The Most Disadvantaged Women’s Group In Britain

The Sad Tales Of The ‘Traveller Women’ -The Most Disadvantaged Women’s Group In Britain

Roma and traveller women in Britain face high levels of domestic abuse and rarely seek help beyond their close-knit and isolated communities, a parliamentary committee heard on Wednesday. Their male-dominated cultures leave many women vulnerable to abuse by men – relatives and partners alike – according to evidence given to the Women and Equalities Committee. […]

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

Britain Can Decide On Its Own To Stop Brexit

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK can decide on its own to revoke its withdrawal from the European Union. Monday’s ruling comes the day before a crunch House of Commons vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, which she is anticipated to lose amid opposition from all sides. The ECJ judgment […]

Theresa May’s Vision Starts to Emerge for Post-Brexit Reality

Theresa May’s Vision Starts to Emerge for Post-Brexit Reality

As Theresa May retreats to the countryside with her Cabinet to thrash out differences on Brexit, it’s starting to become clearer what the prime minister wants the divorce to look like. Some in Brussels will call it cherry-picking, but May wants to stay very close to the European Union in some areas, while breaking free […]

Britain To Put Women At Heart Of Peace Work In Iraq, Nigeria And South Sudan

Britain To Put Women At Heart Of Peace Work In Iraq, Nigeria And South Sudan

Britain announced on Tuesday it would be putting girls and women at the heart of its work to end conflict in nine countries including Iraq, Nigeria and South Sudan. “Empowering women and girls … improves peace and stability, economic growth and poverty reduction,” senior ministers said in a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and […]

Britain, EU Reach Deal On Brexit Divorce Terms

Britain, EU Reach Deal On Brexit Divorce Terms

The EU Commission said Friday that Brexit talks should move on to trade talks as “sufficient progress” had been made on the first stage covering divorce issues, following talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. “The European Commission has today recommended to the European Council (Article 50) to conclude that […]

Bob Diamond Sees Brexit’s Impact More Profound Than Expected

Bob Diamond Sees Brexit’s Impact More Profound Than Expected

Bob Diamond, the architect of Barclays Plc’s investment bank over more than a decade in London, said the British capital will be hurt more than people expect from Brexit, with lawyers likely to join bankers in moving away. “People are beginning to understand Brexit is going to be far more profound and long-lasting than they […]

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