By placing what is essentially a variant of Florida's "stand your ground" law on the statute book, the coalition has created the potential for greater acts of vigilantism.
In her experience, TV presenter Charlie Webster has found that discussions about modern feminism can become confused and fragmented among all the divisive discourse about who belongs or doesn’t to the feminist movement.
When the far-right came to Birmingham looking for trouble, Muslim community leaders advised staying away but I wanted to see the threat for myself.
The pain of rapid economic liberalisation and inter-communal violence is left aside on the anniversary of the death of Aung San Suu Kyi's father.
The six discriminatory aspects of the same-sex marriage legislation that was passed this week mean that this is not yet true equality.
Ewa Jasiewicz reports on the plight of the relief efforts in Syria.
As the Freedom from Torture charity publishes its report on the poverty of torture survivors, its clients have published photographs documenting their living conditions.
Ironically, those calling for an inquest into David Kelly’s death - ten years on today – base their arguments on precisely the values held so dear by professional journalists: the need for a full, impartial appraisal of the facts without fear or favour.
On Monday hard-hatted bailiffs evicted 70 squatters from six Victorian mansion blocks on Rushcroft Road: my road. Is this really the price that must be paid for low crime rates and organic bread?
Women are devoting increasing amounts of time to their "birth day" appearance. Please don't give in to the trend, ma'am.
The passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill into law is cause for celebration. But we must avoid complacency, says Symon Hill.
While our legislators bask in their moral superiority, thousands of Irish women have to travel to the UK in order to have an abortion, says Anna Carey.
A bit of number-crunching reveals on average in 2013, only two of the five panellists on <em>Question Time</em> were women. It's time for the BBC to be bold.
Massive structural symbolic changes in South African life are Mandela’s legacy, and for too long their importance has faded, but this is a moment to remember the momentous change that opened up the country to a different level of freedom, writes Rachael J
Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.
As the first Ashes test gets underway, Antoinette Muller looks into the often-overlooked women's game, where unequal prize money and a lack of professional contracts means many female cricketers must hold down other jobs in order to take to the field.
A petition calling for the Bank of England to include women on banknotes has garnered over 30,000 signatures. Social media and a tangible, realistic goal have helped its success.
“If you're not prepared to learn English, your benefits will be cut," said George Osborne during the Spending Review. ESOL teacher Eli Davies explains that migrants are keen to learn English, but unless we have properly funded ESOL provision across the b
While all women of reproductive age are vulnerable to suffer fistula, the underage girls who are victims of child marriages, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancies are at highest risk.
While the president and army appear locked in conflict, the streets are divided between the extraordinary groundswell of dissent against the president and those loyalists staging their own sit-ins and demos.
The time has come for change, says Lulu Le Vay. We need to accept that a woman can live a happy and fulfilled life without children.
It will be a refreshing treat to listen to the call for prayer via a mainstream British media channel for the first time, says Imran Awan.
Take your bed-partners as you find them and if they turn you on, what’s past history got to do with it?
There you are: a boy, standing in front of a whole bunch of other boys and girls, asking them to love you. But when times are tough, people need a target and politicians are much too canny to actually go out in front of a crowd, says Keith Farnan.
It's the pinnacle of phones. Why try harder, asks Jacob Strauss.
Compensation demanded in Sweden.
The first anniversary of the president's inauguration is expected to spark nationwide protests. The grassroots campaign Tamarod aims to secure enough signatures to a vote-of-no-confidence petition to outweigh the 13 million votes that brought Morsi into p
The Sun has ditched its "joke" that attractive, topless women can't possibly have opinions on politics.
The man who disrupted the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race last year has been refused a visa. At best this is a woefully inconsistent application of policy, and at worst a vengeful, vindictive and juvenile act.
Tabatha Leggett visits A C Grayling's elite start-up, where the first intake of students are getting to grips with life at a private university.