Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

This article is dedicated to Lena Zhang Harrop, killed by a man on 22 September 2021. In August 2021, Gabby Petito disappeared while on a road trip across the United States. This was one of the biggest news stories of the year and one of the biggest missing person’s cases in a very long time. … Continue reading Missing White Woman Syndrome: Barrier to Justice

The UK Bans the Rough Sex Defence: Why Don’t We?

By Jessica Sutton. After 18 months of hard work, the UK Domestic Abuse Bill will prohibit defendants from claiming that a victim was killed when “rough sex went wrong”. The Bill says that arguing the victim “consented to the infliction of serious harm for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification” shall be no defence to … Continue reading The UK Bans the Rough Sex Defence: Why Don’t We?

“What If He Kills Me?” How Society Failed Hannah Clarke

By Jessica Sutton. This article is dedicated to Hannah Clarke, and her children Aaliyah, Laianah, and Trey, killed by a man on 19th February 2020. Content warning: This article contains graphic details which readers may find disturbing. "What happens to my babies if he kills me?" These were the words of Australian woman Hannah Clarke, … Continue reading “What If He Kills Me?” How Society Failed Hannah Clarke

We Are Here: Remembering New Zealand’s Femicide Victims

As part of She’s Right’s participation in 16 days of activism to end violence against women, each article will be dedicated to a New Zealand woman who has lost her life due to gender-based violence. This article is dedicated to Blessie Gotingco, killed on 24 May 2014, at the age of 56.By Jessica Sutton. Femicide: … Continue reading We Are Here: Remembering New Zealand’s Femicide Victims

Grace Millane Murder Trial Week Three: Justice for Grace

By Jessica Sutton. We have a verdict. Grace Millane was murdered, beyond reasonable doubt, in the eyes of the jury, the Court, and New Zealand. But this resolution is not the end of the matter. Not only has the world lost another woman to the growing epidemic of male violence, but her murderer's trial has … Continue reading Grace Millane Murder Trial Week Three: Justice for Grace

Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week One

By Jessica Sutton. This series 'Women and the Law' will look into the way women are treated in the criminal justice system, beginning with analysing weekly the high-profile trial of the alleged murderer of Grace Millane. Content Warning: This article contains graphic details which readers may find disturbing. It has been almost a year since … Continue reading Grace Millane Murder Trial: Week One