Good morning from the Court of Appeal in London. pic.twitter.com/mw7FCt9EBW
— Helena Lee (@BBCHelenaLee) February 27, 2019
- Today was the first day of the two-day hearing of Sally Challen’s appeal of her conviction for murder. She killed her husband after enduring years of domestic abuse and coercive control. A successful appeal could be a landmark for victims of domestic violence.
- A report from London mayor Sadiq Khan’s office says that domestic abuse has increased by 63 per cent in the city over the last seven years.
- The mostly female garment workers who produce clothes for Australian retailers in Bangladesh and Vietnam earn as little as 51 cents per hour, according to a new Oxfam report.
- Arundhati Roy and Margaret Atwood have joined a group of writers and activists working with Afghan citizens to demand that women be included in the US peace talks with the Taliban.
- Neuroscientist Gina Rippon’s new book, The Gendered Brain, critiques the state of investigation into sex differences in the brain, which she says is often biased, of poor quality, or misleading.