Women’s Rights Today is the 100th anniversary of women being granted the vote in the UK. In the past 100 years great strides have been made in women’s rights. And yet the reality is that both in the UK and across the world, women continue to experience inequality, discrimination, disenfranchisement and abuse. This is particularly […]

The Garib Rath Express to Lucknow

  We shared a dish of rajma and rice from one of the platform vendors as we stood waiting on platform nine for the Garib Rath Express. Who knows how many others we shared the platform with: young men and women on their mobile phones; colourful groups of women with their babies; old men blissfully […]

West Midlands: No-one left behind

West Midlands: No-one left behind I am proud to live in the West Midlands. It is a great part of the country, with a rich history and a dynamic sense of diversity and inclusion. And it is an area that seems to offer hope and promise. And it is in that context that the mayoral […]