Violence against women and girls

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‘We can’t wait any longer’: anger over Priti Patel’s ‘inaction’ on violence against women
The killing of Ashling Murphy this month has highlighted the lack of progress on promises made after Sarah Everard’s murder

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

22, Jan, 2022 @2:15 PM

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Ashling Murphy’s killing has shocked Ireland – but will it change a culture of misogyny? | Caelainn Hogan
The attack on the 23-year-old teacher has been described as ‘random’ – but it’s forcing a collective reckoning with violence that is anything but, says journalist Caelainn Hogan

Caelainn Hogan

18, Jan, 2022 @5:31 PM

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Lords inflict multiple defeats on ministers with misogyny voted a hate crime
Peers vote 242-185 for heavier penalties in England and Wales as ministers lose 14 divisions

Jedidajah Otte

18, Jan, 2022 @12:27 AM

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UK man jailed for rape in 1990 after DNA match on another crime
Paul Shakespeare’s attack on an 18-year-old woman in Cheltenham left her so traumatised she did not tell her family

Steven Morris

17, Jan, 2022 @7:19 PM

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‘We are struggling’: two former officials at Afghan women’s affairs ministry
Gul Bano and Karima’s former offices are in the hands of the Taliban – and they fear for their lives

As told to Emma Graham-Harrison

16, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Hundreds join vigil in London for murdered teacher Ashling Murphy
Killing of the 23-year-old while out running reignites debate about violence against women

Emma Graham-Harrison

15, Jan, 2022 @11:05 PM

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Thousands gather across UK and Ireland to remember Ashling Murphy
Vigils continue to be held for 23-year-old teacher murdered while on a run in Tullamore, County Offaly

Guardian staff and agency

15, Jan, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Ashling Murphy: thousands attend vigil for Irish teacher killed going for run
Killing of 23-year-old in County Offaly has provoked outpouring of grief and anger in Ireland and beyond

Jem Bartholomew

14, Jan, 2022 @7:09 PM

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Drink-spiking is at ‘epidemic’ levels in UK, campaigners tell MPs
Up to 15% of women and 7% of men have been spiked with alcohol or drugs, select committee hears

Matthew Weaver

12, Jan, 2022 @4:44 PM

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Spare me the Home Office-backed ‘safety app’: it wouldn’t have stopped my attacker | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
It’s just another facile response to the problem of violence against women. Only structural change will stop misogyny, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

12, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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As violence in the Congo escalates, thousands of displaced people are in effect held hostage | Vava Tampa
The UN has appealed for urgent support following attacks by militia groups on camps for internally displaced people. But money alone won’t solve the crisis

Vava Tampa

10, Jan, 2022 @2:33 PM

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Home Office backing of women’s safety app is insulting, campaigners say
Campaigners argue that tracking journeys does nothing to tackle male violence and may be open to abuse

Alexandra Topping

10, Jan, 2022 @7:05 AM

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