Tag : women’s rights

Yarls Wood: “My Life is in Limbo”

7 months ago / 0 comments

On the 21st February 2018 over 100 women participated in a hunger strike at Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre over “inhumane” conditions and indefinite detention. Yarl’s Wood is a detention centre for asylum seekers and immigrants who are being held whilst the government wishes to establish their identities or facilitate their … Read More

In the Spotlight: LUU’s Women’s Liberation Co-ordinators

3 years ago / 0 comments

This Week, The Gryphon interviews Emma Healey, Women’s Liberation Co-ordinator and NUS Women’s Conference Candidate at LUU, to find out more about her feminist beliefs and how she works with LUU societies to help bring about change at Leeds University. In your own words, why is feminism so important and … Read More

Comment | An End to FGM

5 years ago / 0 comments

The issue of female sexuality has long been a taboo subject, and still is to a certain extent, even in our seemingly liberal society. A recent study by Barbara Bartlik of Cornell University has even come to the conclusion that women are taught to suppress their sexuality. The test group … Read More