With news coming out daily about the historical poor treatment of women in both Northern Ireland and the Republic, Ellen McVeigh writes on how the liberation of women on the island has always been a 32 county issue, and continues to require cross-border momentum
Even when abortion appears accessible on a surface level, unnecessary obstacles can force people into a situation in which abortion is no longer an option. This includes mandatory counselling and waiting periods, lack of access to information and to telemedicine.
Days like International Women’s Day also allow us to reflect on the opportunities for change that have been afforded by the complete overhaul of our day-to-day lives. The STAND News Women’s Section looks back over the change-makers and revolutionaries who have made a difference, however small or big, to our lives this year.
The Department of Justice recently announced a Bill to outlaw the grooming of children. The Bill will create new criminal offences in this area of law, which will result in up to five years in prison if convicted.
Veganism is on the rise, however the temporary ‘challenge’ nature of ‘veganuary’ could not only be seen by some devote vegans as not enough action, but could have potentially dangerous class and health implications.