“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.”
MARTIN LUTHER KING

Northern Ireland (UK): UK Supreme Court rules in favour of freedom of choice in landmark abortion case; existing abortion restrictions were held to contravene Article 8 of the ECHR.  Saudi Arabia: first driving licences issued to women. USA: Hollywood producer, Weinstein pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges in NY. UK: Mother jailed for 4 and a half years at Birmingham Crown Court for forcing daughter into marriage with a relative 16 years her senior in Pakistan. FROM THE ARCHIVE Ireland: Following historic referendum, the country has voted to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, which effectively banned abortions. Saudi Arabia: Women to be allowed to serve in the armed forced following royal decree this week. Sudan: Appeal submitted for teen Noura Hussein- a victim of rape and forced marriage. World Bank study: gender pay gap costs the global economy $160 tn.