Pain relief and palliative care is a human right - and yet global access to drugs is grossly unequal. Change is urgently needed.
My mother and I both married men from Pakistan. Both marriages ended in divorce, but their circumstances and our attitudes towards them could not have been more different: it is a sign of how much has changed.
It is widely believed that ‘true’ victims are always happy and willing to co-operate with the authorities and that ‘good girls’ would never accept payment for their own exploitation and that they would always contrive to escape such situations. That's not
The bid to ban pro-Palestine group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid as well as the slogan “Israeli apartheid” is a direct attack on freedom of speech and the right to protest.
"The estuary doesn’t yield all its secrets on first glance. An hour or so out from the Isle of Sheppey, we arrive at seven bizarre constructions that look as if they belong in War of the Worlds..."
Amid all the bloodshed of Zimbabwe’s 2008 election, it was the murder of the 30-year-old Tonderai Ndira that caught the international media’s attention. He became a symbol for the country's political struggles. Five years on, Zimbabwe is transformed, but
Most PR-commissioned surveys are bunk – but it's not just Michael Gove who cites them.
As long as Israel can count on a blank cheque from the international community, it will continue to displace more Palestinians and further abuse and curtail their rights.
Where once the TV schedule was built around the unfolding spectacle, now the game is scheduled to fit in with TV. The fans are corralled and the players know that staying in the moneyed land of the Premiership is a greater prize than lifting the cup.
Was ours "a free and open marketplace of information"? Not even close, says Martin Moore of the Media Standards Trust.
A general boycott plays into the hands of Israel's hard-right leaders. Instead, we should punish firms and institutions that operate in the Occupied Territories.
There is no justification for the new immigration bill – and it's a move guaranteed to harm unpopular minorities, writes Adam Wagner.
Stay strong, women of Virgin: no one should have the power to dictate your underwear, says Sarah Ditum.
Britain should offer similar redress for its bloody colonial wars in Malaya, Aden, Cyprus and the north of Ireland.
Doctors and patients need to question unnecessary procedures, writes Dr Margaret McCartney.
I didn’t break down instantly. It was at least a month before I had the first dream where I woke up, safe in my bed, but sheeted in sweat, scared to go back to sleep.
This is a future vision of local government where councils are reduced to mere technocratic commissioning bodies.
Domestic violence, especially related to an intimate partner, is inextricably connected to mental illness. Faridah Newman explains how mental illness can often represent a vulnerability which is exploited by abusive partners.
Excluding think tanks of left, right or centre from the policy process is undemocratic as well as impossibly naïve.
Reginald D Hunter's set at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner, and the response to it, shines a light on one of the great linguistic arm-wrestles of our time.
The proposed "Filter" programme would have been a vast step up in terms of the state's ability to spy on its citizens.
The media storm surrounding NBA centre Jason Collins coming out shows the sporting world is ready to hear what he has to say.
Danny Alexander's "mansion tax lite" has been torpedoed by oligarchs claiming their £2m+ properties are "open to the public". It shows how hard it is to stop the rich - and their lawyers - finding creative ways to beat the taxman.
The important task of getting crucial and confidential letters to people on time is jeopardised by profit-oriented thinking that prioritises getting postmen back to the depot to meet targets.
Reactions to her death quickly turned from the personal to the political.
Sohel Rana arrested trying to flee the country.
A novelist's account of depression and the struggle to find words to describe it.
The real issue for the government is not making work pay, but making work exist, says the PCS union's Mark Serwotka.
The number of victims continues to rise.
A new trend of "Spotted" Facebook pages is allowing people space to post anonymous abuse at individuals who can easily identify themselves, and then scolding dissenters for lacking a sense of humour.