As Brazil gets ready to go to the polls, Trumpian politics is on the rise
Jonathan Peters reports from the streets of Rio De Janeiro ahead of the Brazilian elections next week, as corruption, austerity and sexism amount to a tense and toxic political brew
AS BRAZILIANS head to the polls next week, anger over corruption scandals and economic austerity fuels a tense atmosphere among voters.
In cities across the country, campaigners are on the streets each day, weaving between traffic on highways and shoppers on main streets, canvassing support for their candidates.
Exclusive: Scottish Labour candidate embroiled in sexism row ditched by party executive
Labour hopeful Asim Khan has been blocked from standing as the party's candidate in Glasgow South West
A WOULD-BE Labour candidate once branded as “untruthful” by a judge has been barred from standing for selection by the Scottish party's ruling executive following a bitter row over alleged sexism.
Lawyer Asim Khan was accused of a failure to protect a woman who was awarded damages after being harassed and victimised by the chief of the now-defunct Roshni organisation.
‘Ignorant and insulting’: Anti-racist activists push back on image of the royal wedding as a beacon of progress
Women in Scotland question the media narrative framing the royal wedding as a win for race equality
ANTI-RACIST and feminist campaigners in Scotland have criticised the view, conveyed in much media coverage of the issue, that the marriage of mixed-race American actress Meghan Markle to Prince Harry is a sign of progress on race equality, describing the framing of the wedding as “tokenism”.
First minister and MSPs speak out on online abuse as report exposes 'Toxic Twitter'
New Amnesty International research says Twitter is a “toxic place for women”
NEW RESEARCH by Amnesty International reveals the endemic nature of abuse and threats of violence directed at women on Twitter, particularly those who are politicians, journalists or other public figures, or who speak out on issues like sexism.
Aspiring writers invited to challenge media stereotypes of violence against women
Paid opportunity for new writers will see articles on violence against women published in the Sunday Herald
ZERO TOLERANCE, a feminist organisation working to end violence against women is looking for its third ‘Write to End Violence Against Women’ bursary winner to help challenge media stereotypes in partnership with the Sunday Herald.
'Fearless' new Scottish organisation aims to challenge sexism and mental health stigma
Through campaigning efforts and a new magazine, Fearless Femme hopes to save the lives of young women “across the world”
FEARLESS FEMME, a new organisation built from grassroots support and funding from both the Scottish Government and the European Union, launches its campaign against sexism and mental health stigma in Edinburgh on Tuesday (27 February).
Through wide-ranging campaign efforts and its self-titled new magazine, Fearless Femme aims to “save the lives of young women across the world”.
Yvonne Ridley: Torrid men-only events like the Presidents Club dinner speak volumes about London's Square Mile
CommonSpace columnist Yvonne Ridley says it's time to make sexist captains of industry squirm
UNBELIEVABLE! No wonder there are so few women in Britain's boardrooms.
Heading in to 2018 in the wake of the explosive #Metoo campaign we now learn that a group of filthy rich, largely privileged white blokes rocked up to a bawdy men-only charity dinner where hostesses say they were groped and sexually harassed.
Holyrood harassment claims in the spotlight as government minister resigns
Labour MSP reveals assault by senior party colleague, while SNP minister steps down
SNP MSP MARK MCDONALD announced on Saturday that he would step down as minister for childcare and early years following allegations of “inappropriate” behaviour.
The resignation came amid increased attention to the issue of sexist workplace cultures in recent weeks as women have come forward en masse to share their experiences of harassment and abuse following the highly publicised allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.