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London 2012: Here come the girls, Notebook

London 2012: Here come the girls

“You can say it’s like an Arab Spring for women,” says Yobes Ondieki, a Kenyan former World Champion runner, ahead of the London Olympics. After losing out to Ethiopia in the 2004 medal tables, Kenyan officials realised the winning formula was staring them in the face: the majority of Ethiopian medals at Athens were won by women.

By | Notebook, Olympics, Sport | Thursday, 26 July 2012 at 12:00 am

Pregnancy: The leading cause of death for teenage girls in the developing world, Health

Pregnancy: The leading cause of death for teenage girls in the developing world

The family planning world is meeting in London this week to make one straightforward request – give 120 million women in the world’s poorest countries access to contraception. Their reasoning is basic: ‘It’s mortality, stupid’.

By | Health, Notebook, Opinion | Tuesday, 10 July 2012 at 2:00 am

In criminalising forced marriage the UK joins a Europe-wide movement, Notebook

In criminalising forced marriage the UK joins a Europe-wide movement

Last Friday the Prime Minister announced that forced marriage is to become a criminal offence.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 10 June 2012 at 2:25 pm

Victims of forced marriage now know that what is happening to them is wrong, illegal and can be stopped, Notebook

Victims of forced marriage now know that what is happening to them is wrong, illegal and can be stopped

By making forced marriage a crime , the Government is sending a clear message to these families that their actions will no longer be tolerated. They will now be held accountable before the law and they could end up in prison.

By | Notebook | Saturday, 9 June 2012 at 1:13 pm

Should forcing a child into marriage be a criminal offence?, Notebook

Should forcing a child into marriage be a criminal offence?

From Bolton to Bangladesh, prevention rather than prosecution is the best strategy for a child – though sometimes the stick of the criminal law is needed to reinforce the carrot of persuasion.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Friday, 8 June 2012 at 4:00 am

Child brides let down by the UN Commission, Notebook

Child brides let down by the UN Commission

Every three seconds around the world, a girl under the age of 18 is forced into marriage.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 22 March 2012 at 5:30 pm

It’s time to criminalise forced marriage, Notebook

It’s time to criminalise forced marriage

It’s time for the Government to safeguard the rights of women and make forced marriage a specific criminal offence.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 at 12:00 am

Muslims in Britain continued, Eagle Eye

Muslims in Britain continued

I argued in my essay that the story told about Oldham, Bradford and Burnley – and about Muslim communities across Britain in general – is pretty misleading. But there’s so much else that I would have liked to get into if I’d had the space.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 26 May 2011 at 1:40 pm

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