Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 22/03/2012 - 11:15

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Squinting hard at the gender pay gap

Sheila Bird :: Wed, 02/03/2011 - 16:44

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Demography denied: a ruling against science

The decision by the European Court on Human Rights that insurers cannot offer differential premiums to men and women is anti-science.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 21/01/2011 - 10:59

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New figures on women killed by partners

Refuge got a few headlines before Christmas with a press release saying that homicides of women by their husbands or partners had risen from 72 in 2008 to 101 in 2009.

Robert Whiston :: Tue, 14/09/2010 - 11:42

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Misleading claims on domestic violence in Australia

False statistics inundate our lives. They gush like a torrent from government ministries on to front pages the world over. Never, or rarely, is there enough time to check them all.

Hamish Birchall :: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 10:52

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Chasing the lady through employment statistics

A spate of press reports this month warned of dire consequences for women if public spending cuts lead to public sector job losses. 

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 15/03/2010 - 18:15

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Scaremongering over the rape conviction rate

Sharp words in today’s report on rape by Baroness Stern (pictured) over the constant bandying of the claim that only 6 per cent of reported rapes lead to convictions.

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:24

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What about equality?

There’s an odd argument in the letters column of The Guardian today from Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality between men and wome

Leo Henghes :: Tue, 17/11/2009 - 11:51

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The gap between statistics and discrimination

The gap in pay between men and women has narrowed, according to the latest data from the ONS, no matter how you measure it.  

Robert Whiston :: Fri, 23/10/2009 - 12:29

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Predicting the number of civil partnerships

The Prime Minister wants civil partnership ceremonies to be held in the Palace of Westminster, he told a Speaker’s conference this week.

Robert Whiston and Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 15/09/2009 - 09:10

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Violence and the invisible sex

The Home Office claims that violence against women and girls costs £40.1 billion a year. That’s a very big claim.