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 …

Wanted: A feminist lens on climate action!

1/7/2020 Article by Kalyani Menon Sen What decades of advocacy on climate change could not do, Covid-19 has done. Motivated by terror of an invisible but deadly enemy, millions of people have withdrawn from public spaces. Buses, trucks and cars have disappeared from our streets. Airports and train stations are silent and empty. Shops and …

How Malta’s abortion taboo leaves women in despair

26/6/2020 Sent by Leo Kalovyrnas   Border closures have trapped women seeking safe terminations and exposed the plight of those who cannot afford to travel. The nurse who told Marija she was still pregnant thought she was giving her patient good news. She chided Marija, who was seven weeks along, for not starting her vitamins …

Spain-Violence: More punishment for “wolf pack” members

Spanish court hands four ‘wolf pack’ members further prison terms over separate sexual assault By Laura Pérez Maestro and Zamira Rahim Proposed by Leo Kalovyrnas Madrid, Spain (CNN) Four of the Spanish men convicted in 2019 of raping a woman in Pamplona have been sentenced to further prison terms for a separate case of sexual …

Judge who told woman to ‘close your legs’ to prevent assault is removed from bench

Proposed by Leo Kalovyrnas By Gino Spocchia Court conduct committee said he had ‘displayed a lack of integrity that is unworthy of judicial office’ A New Jersey judge who said closing your legs could prevent sexual assault has been barred from presiding over a courtroom and dismissed from the State Supreme Court bench. The unanimous decision …