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Sian Norris

Sian Norris is Byline Times’ Chief Social and European Affairs Reporter

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New Research on Minority Women’s Experience of Prison Contradicts Claim ‘Systemic Racism is Not an Issue for the UK’

, 30 June 2021
A new report reveals how racially minoritised women endure longer sentences and a longer-term impact of imprisonment than their white peers, reports Sian Norris

Will Poland Introduce an Anti-LGBT Propaganda Law?

, 30 June 2021
Reports that Poland plans to introduce a law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ have been denied by ministers – but the assault against LGBTIQ rights in Europe continues

Homophobic and Transphobic Dog-Whistles in Batley Echo the Religious Right's Anti-LGBTIQ Agenda

, 28 June 2021
Populist left candidate George Galloway's campaign pitch against LGBTIQ-inclusive education shares disinformation and conspiracy straight from the religious right. Sian Norris reports from Batley

Campaign Launched to Give Domestic Abuse Survivors More Time to Report Common Assault

, 25 June 2021
A coalition of women’s organisations hope to use the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to improve survivors’ access to justice

EXCLUSIVE How the US Christian Right Lends Support to Europe’s Anti-LGBTIQ Movement

, 24 June 2021
American activist Brian Brown gave a speech about his ‘hope and optimism’ that US conservatives will join him in supporting Levan Vasadze's anti-rights agenda in Georgia, reports Sian Norris

Selective Free Speech: Academics Discussing Race Face the Real Cancel Culture

, 23 June 2021
Black, Asian and ethnic minority academics and university staff increasingly encounter a ‘cancel culture’ when discussing race – as the usual free speech advocates stay silent, Sian Norris reports

Education Committee Consulted Experts who have Dismissed White Privilege and Condemned ‘Feminist Zealots’ for New Report

, 22 June 2021
MPs’ report on the disadvantages faced by white working-class pupils received submissions from people who call discussions of privilege ‘woke dogma’ and believe diversity drives are ‘racist’

The Money Men Behind CitizenGO’s Anti-Rights Agenda

, 21 June 2021
In the second of her series on the anti-abortion, anti-LGBTIQ campaigning platform CitizenGO, Sian Norris examines its funding model and the financial scandal haunting one of its board members

Working-Class Women – Forgotten Victims of the Pandemic

, 18 June 2021
A new report on the impact of the Coronavirus and lockdown on working class women shows they had 'worst of both worlds', Sian Norris reports

Anti-Gender Groups’ Latest Attempt to Prevent Progress on Abortion Rights in Europe

, 16 June 2021
Anti-gender organisations with links to the far-right and European aristocracy have launched a campaign to prevent the approval of the Matic Report on sexual and reproductive health

The Trump Supporters, Russian Oligarchs and Aristocrats Funding Anti-Gender Actors in Europe

, 16 June 2021
A report published by the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual and Reproductive Rights reveals the extent of money being channelled to anti-abortion, anti-LGBTIQ initiatives

Boris Johnson Misled MPs Over Unusable PPE

, 11 June 2021
The Government’s most senior Health official has contradicted the Prime Minister’s claims, reports Sian Norris

EXCLUSIVE Home Office Criticised for 'Disregarding Vulnerability of Migrant Domestic Abuse Survivors'

, 11 June 2021
A change to the way in which migrant women who have survived domestic abuse enrol their biometric data risks causing anxiety and fear, as well as increasing the burden on charities, reports Sian Norris

Slovakia’s Latest Attack on Abortion Rights is Part of a Worrying Trend

, 10 June 2021
Across Central and Eastern Europe, legislators and protesters are launching attacks on women's reproductive freedoms, Sian Norris reports

Batley and Spen By-Election Sees Five Far-Right Candidates on the Ballot Paper

, 9 June 2021
Individuals linked to neo-Nazis and far-right conspiracy theories are standing for Parliament in the forthcoming by-election, five years after MP murdered by far-right terrorist. Sian Norris reports.

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