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Women in combat roles a ‘mistake’ says former Army Colonel

Women in combat roles a ‘mistake’ says former Army Colonel

Investigations, Specials, UK, UK
  The decision by the government to allow women into all combat roles has been criticised by a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan. Colonel Richard Kemp’s comments come after the Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that from Thursday, infantry roles across all the armed forces would be available to women. https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1055487178489266177?s=19 Kemp said: “I think it’s based entirely on gender equality which is desirable everywhere else, but I think if you subordinate operational combat effectiveness to gender equality then that can end up costing lives.” This move marks the first-time women can apply for special forces roles like the SAS. Williamson praised the announcement as a historic day for the armed forces. Women who a

The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

Entertainment
Words: Kiera Chapman | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Not every 21-year-old can work a high vis - nor can they say they've worked with some of the most exciting talent 2017's music scene has to offer. From Nothing But Thieves, to Fickle Friends and Declan Mckenna, Joanna Chidgey has witnessed them all, radio at the ready. Having graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Music and Live Events management, Joanna has blossomed from pupil to professional. She now goes by the official title of Events and Promotion Assistant and yes, a badge does come with that. She kindly invites me in from a piercing November chill into her cosy home on the outskirts of London, and I am quick to ask her if she can recall her CV off by heart. "Reading Festival, Barn On The Farm, 1
Beyond the global #MeToo movement

Beyond the global #MeToo movement

Activism, Investigations, News, World
No matter what social media platform you are scrolling through, the #MeToo campaign, following emerging allegations about Harvey Weinstein, continues to reveal the terrifying magnitude of sexual harassment. And like all good campaigns, it has evolved into other hashtags and movements. France is having its own #MeToo movement. Just as women around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MeToo to share their own stories about harassment, women in France are speaking out too. French women have swamped the internet, tweeting with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — “expose your pig” —with hundreds of stories of aggression, assault, and harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller, started the campaign with a tweet #BalanceTonPorc, in which she shared her own
London-based charity receives £100k to help women with criminal record get back into the job market

London-based charity receives £100k to help women with criminal record get back into the job market

Society
Islington-based charity Working Chance has been given a £117k three-year grant to fund a new trainee recruitment consultant and expand its activities across London. Working Chance is the only charity of its kind in the UK. It works as a recruitment agency for women with criminal records, as well as young women care leavers. The grant comes from the City Bridge Trust, London’s largest independent grant-maker, and should be directed to another woman who left the criminal justice system to become a  new member supporting women in the charity. CEO Jocelyn Hillman OBE commented: “We are often the only place these women can turn to for help with finding a job and becoming financially independent. This grant will mean we can continue to support marginalised women to cross the social divi
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