Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day

20/9/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy UN Women/Piyavit Thongsa-Ard – A migrant worker sews clothes in a factory in western Thailand. Working more than 12 hours a day, with overtime, they earn less than the minimum daily wage, leaving them with barely enough money for rent, food, or savings. 18 September 2020 – The United Nations is marking the …

Brazil Announces Equal Pay for Women’s and Men’s Football Teams

Sent by Sissy Vovoy Brazil’s football federation announced on Wednesday it will pay men and women the same amount for representing the national team, one of the few countries to make such a pledge. “The CBF has equalled the prize money and allowances between men’s and women’s football, which means the women players will earn …

Rape Conviction Rates Rise 75% in Sweden After Change in the Law

16/8/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy The country changed the legal definition of rape to sex without consent. By Emma Batha LONDON, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Rape conviction rates in Sweden have risen 75% in two years following a major change in the law, spurring calls on for other countries to revamp their legislation. Sweden changed …

Germany: Appeal for a new Left Party policy on prostitution (2020)

Proposed for publication by Heike Haensel This appeal was agreed by the Left for a World without Prostitution Network in April 2020 and launched as a petition in June. Please sign! Germany has become Europe’s brothel. While neighbouring countries work to curb prostitution and human trafficking, our country offers limitless opportunities for profiteers. Most of …

Sally Challen: Abused wife entitled to killed husband’s estate

2/7/2020 Sent by Sissy Vovoy An abused woman who won an appeal after killing her controlling husband with a hammer can inherit his estate, a judge has ruled. Sally Challen, 65, was found guilty of murdering 61-year-old Richard in Surrey and jailed for life in 2011. She was freed after her conviction was quashed in …