Author: Katie Clarke

An End To Period Poverty In Scotland

On November 24 2020, Scotland made a historic move to end period poverty for women and girls throughout the country, the Scotsman reports. M.P.S. unanimously voted to provide free access to tampons and sanitary pads to all those in need after a long-running campaign. Two years ago, Scotland made history

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Landmark Case Could Transform Girl’s Rights Across Latin America

In 2002, 16-year-old Paola Guzmán Albarracín, an Ecuadorian schoolgirl, took her own life after being sexually abused by her deputy head teacher whom she asked for academic help. He was 65 years old at the time, The Guardian reports. Now 17 years later, an International court is hearing this case

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Say Her Name: Atatiana Jefferson

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a black woman was shot and killed in her own home by a white police officer who was responding to a welfare check, after a neighbour called a non-emergency police number to report that her door was open at night—reports CNN. Atatiana Jefferson,

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Portland Rally: Far-Right Extremist Group Vow To March Each Month To Declare Antifa As A Domestic Terrorist Organization

On Saturday, 500 far-right supporters traveled from around the country to Portland, Oregon, organized by leaders in the ‘‘western chauvinist’’ Proud Boys fraternity, marching to ‘‘end domestic terrorism,’’ reports the Guardian. This demonstration was the largest the county has seen of the Trump era, with the Proud Boys group rubbing

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe And Her Continued Struggle For Freedom

At the beginning of this week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was transferred to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in Tehran. She was transferred from Evin prison to Imam Khomeini hospital – as reported by Al Jazeera. The campaign ‘Free Nazanin’, which is led by her husband Richard Ratcliffe released a statement

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The True Cost Of Fast Fashion

Last week, ministers rejected recommendations from MPs to add a 1p charge to each garment sold, in order to raise £35m a year to reduce the environmental costs of ‘fast fashion’. Fast fashion is used to describe an increasingly accelerated fashion empire that focuses on low costs and speed in

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