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Sian Norris

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

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EXCLUSIVE Afghan MP in Hiding as UK Government Faces Legal Challenge to Bring Her to Safety

, 31 August 2021
A group of lawyers has launched a campaign to secure a visa for an Afghan woman MP in hiding and in fear of her life
US marines process evacuees

EXCLUSIVE My Message to Boris Johnson: Help Our Families

, 31 August 2021
Ebrahim worked for the British forces as an interpreter before having to flee to a nearby country. Now, his family in hiding in Kabul, he asks: when will you help us? country. Now, his family in hiding in Kabul, he asks: when will you help us?

Just An Empty Egg Box: How the Far-Right Shames Women

, 27 August 2021
Women in the far-right are subjected to both benevolent and malevolent misogyny that reveres them as mothers and degrades them for failing in their ‘duty’

EXCLUSIVE ‘They Do What they Do and Leave Us Without Taking Responsibility’: The Grenfell Survivor Whose Family is Trapped in Kabul

, 26 August 2021
Flora Neda and her son Farhad were the only two people from Grenfell Tower’s top floor to survive 2017’s devastating fire. Now the family faces tragedy again – this time in Kabul

‘Talichad’: The Far-Right Takes Inspiration from the Taliban Takeover

, 25 August 2021
For many in the ‘incel’ and other far-right communities, the suppression of women’s rights in Afghanistan is a cause for celebration

‘The Network Saves Lives’: How a Map is Helping to Tackle Violence Against Women in Latin America

, 24 August 2021
Approximately 10 women a day are killed by men in Mexico – but a network of women’s activists are taking action to signpost support services and save lives

EXCLUSIVE The White, Male Faces of Global Britain

, 23 August 2021
The UK’s new international trade envoys are overwhelmingly male and all white – but that’s not surprising considering the Government’s new approach to equality

‘We Will Not Be Allowing People to Come from Afghanistan in An Indiscriminate Way’: Do Johnson’s Pledges Go Far Enough?

, 19 August 2021
After an emotionally and politically charged House of Commons debate on the situation engulfing Afghanistan, Sian Norris looks at the situation as it stands for women, refugees and development

From the Taliban to Incels: The Global War On Women

, 16 August 2021
Women’s rights are under attack around the world because of a belief in a fascistic natural order that naturalises male supremacy, reports Sian Norris

EXCLUSIVE Incels: The Radicalised Extremist Community of White Male Supremacists

, 13 August 2021
As news reports suggest that the man behind the mass shooting in Plymouth identified as an "incel", Sian Norris reveals the extremist misogynistic ideology that fuels the movement

The Corporate Takeover of the NHS: What Does ‘Privatisation’ of Health Services Really Mean?

, 12 August 2021
In the first of a series of investigations into the corporate takeover of the NHS, Sian Norris considers what NHS privatisation looks like now, and what could change with the new Health and Social Care Bill

Poland Passes Media Law That Threatens Press Freedom

, 11 August 2021
hat could further repress press freedom in the country – despite initially planning to suspend the vote after ruling coalition collapsed

BREAKING A-Level Attainment Gap Between State and Privately Educated Children Almost Doubles During Pandemic

, 10 August 2021
hile more pupils across the education system achieved the top grades than pre-pandemic, the A-level attainment gap between state and private school is prompting concern about social mobility and inequality

EXCLUSIVE Rebutting Rhetoric with Facts: Ex-Mining Regions Suffer Higher than Average Unemployment and Poverty

, 10 August 2021
With Keir Starmer saying that the Prime Minister had shown his ‘true colours’ over comments about coalmine closures, which were met with outrage, Byline Times analysed the extent of inequality being endured by ex-coalfield regions

What’s Gone Wrong with the ‘Sex Game Gone Wrong’ Defence Ban?

, 6 August 2021
The Domestic Abuse Bill promised to end the use of the defence after a woman is killed, but as two recent cases show, that simply hasn’t happened

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