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The feminist cupcake sale that led to death and rape threats | Madeline Price

It started with male students upset they’d have to pay the full $1 for a cake … and ended with the realisation we still desperately need feminism in the 21st century<p>• Bake sale to highlight gender pay gap sparks threats of rape and violence<p>If someone had told me, one week ago today, that a simple …

Duty of care for disabled people in UK not being met, say peers

Tories face pressure to look at impact of welfare cuts on 11m disabled people after House of Lords report identifies series of failures<p>The government is failing in its duty of care to Britain’s 11 million disabled people, peers have said, in a House of Lords report published on Thursday.<p>It …

Serial killer uses European human rights law to sue for compensation because prison makes her 'tearful and upset'

A female serial killer jailed for life for killing three men has claimed being segregated at her prison is a breach of human rights.<p>Joanna Dennehy, …

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Court rules transgender teenager can cut off contact with adoptive parents

Judge says best chance of future reconciliation is to respect boy’s current wish to shun parents who kept using his old name<p>A transgender teenager who wants to cut off all contact with his adoptive parents has won the backing of the high court.<p>The boy, referred to as PD, was referred to the …

Saudi Arabia issues extraordinary defence of human rights record in speech to UN council

Saudi Arabia has issued a remarkable response to criticisms from the United Nations over its human rights record.<p>In a speech delivered to the UN in …

Russian human rights activists, int’l journos attacked near Chechnya – reports

A minibus carrying foreign reporters and members of an anti-torture NGO to the southern Russian republic of Chechnya was reportedly assaulted by a …

Two offshore asylum seekers placed under suicide or self-harm watch every three days

<b>Exclusive:</b> Confidential health briefing obtained under freedom of information laws shows dramatic deterioration in mental health of people held on Nauru and Manus<p>Asylum seekers in offshore detention are being placed under surveillance for suicide and self-harm at a rate of two every three days, and …

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Human rights groups condemn UK security trade fair

Britain should not be selling ‘non-lethal’ arms to oppressive regimes, say campaigners<p>A list of the countries invited to attend one of the world’s largest security trade shows, to be held this week in the UK behind closed doors, has prompted alarm among human rights groups, who fear it will be used …

A Girl in the River's Oscar win gives Pakistan chance to end honour killings | Yasmeen Hassan

With a law change imminent, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s film about an attempted honour killing in Pakistan creates a perfect opportunity to end impunity for relatives who murder women seen as a source of family dishonour<p>Saba was 18 when she eloped to marry a young man she loved. When her father called …