Read Vera’s piece in the Huffington Post here.
Read Vera’s article for LabourList.org here
Read the Shields Gazette report of Vera’s visit to South Tyneside to learn at first hand how the council is working with its partners to tackle crime.
Read the Sunderland Echo report of Vera’s visit to Sunderland charity Wearside Women in Need.
Vera Baird QC, Labour’s candidate for Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner has signed up to support Victim Support’s five basic rights for victims of crime and pledged to secure improvements in the way victims are treated by the local criminal justice system if elected in November’s elections.
Vera Baird, Labour’s candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has today (Tuesday 17 July 2012) pledged to bring in a new approach to tackling domestic violence against women and girls. Read her press release here.
continue reading Tackling domestic violence against women and girls
It has been a catastrophic case for both ‘Sarah’ the victim and the public. Here are the key questions that need answering.
There are big questions for the justice professionals in the saga of “Sarah”, whose conviction for perverting the course of justice by wrongly retracting a rape allegation was upheld on Tuesday by Lord Judge, the lord chief justice. Read the rest of Vera’s piece in ‘Comment is free’ in the Guardian on March 14th, 2012
This piece appeared in Next Left on Friday, 10th February 2012:
This is a guest post by Vera Baird. Vera is a member of the Fabian Society Executive Committee and Chair of the new Labour Commission on Women’s Safety, commissioned by shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.
Yvette Cooper described this Government, whose first budget took 70% of its cuts from women and 30% from men, as having “a blind spot” about women. She seems to be right when one considers, not only economics, but also plans such as the deletion of
continue reading Checking the blind spot – Examining violence against women
A local report of Vera’s role in the Women’s Safety Commission seems to be spooking Lib Dem Minister for Women Lynne Featherstone! Read the article in the Tottenham Journal here.
Vera and Kate Green MP replied to an article in last week’s Observer alleging that some women Tory MPs might be concerned about the Coalition’s impact on women.
Here is the text of the letter, which appeared in the publication on 15th January 2012:
Tory ‘sisterhood’? What a joke
Conservative women’s proclaimed support for equality (“The new blue sisterhood“, Review) fails to convince when their own government’s track record is examined.
Female unemployment is at a 23-year high as a result of government policies, while cuts to
continue reading Tory ‘sisterhood’? What a joke
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