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Protests for Mahsa Amini

Iran protests the brutality of the ‘morality police’ over headscarf rules

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has influenced mass protests across Iran, after being killed by morality police due to headscarf rules.
Below head photograph of whistleblowers holding documents

How can businesses mitigate misconduct and promote whistleblowing?

Workplace misconduct is an ongoing issue - how can businesses promote a speak-out culture and support whistleblowers?
Man working on laptop sat outside in rural area

Why we must prioritise investment into digital investment

David Hennell discusses why it's imperative for the future Prime Minister to prioritise digital investment as part of any future ‘Levelling Up’ plans.
Woman unlocks phone with her finger print

Is it time for the death of the password?

In this podcast, Open Access Government speaks with Patrick McBride on how to best protect your data online and whether it's time to go passwordless.
Back garden and patio ripped apart amid hurricane, palm trees can be seen flailing in the extreme winds

How can policymakers address global safety issues?

Over one-third of people feel less safe than they did five years ago - why is this and what can policymakers do to address global safety issues?
Gun ownership rights rally at Montpelier Vermont

Modern American gun ownership values can be linked to slavery

American gun ownership trends in the present day can be historically tied to the number of people who were enslaved in U.S. counties in 1860 Researchers have found a correlation between US locations with higher percentages of enslaved people in 1860 and the more guns its residents in those areas...
A group of graduating student wearing caps.

Knowledge through scientific research for innovation

Prof Dr Preethi Kesavan, Head, School of Technology at LSBF Singapore, describes the role of knowledge generated through scientific research for innovation and future societal development.
Phone showing Putin on screen propped up by gas stove

Another Cold War: EU to cut gas use by 15%

EU to cut gas use by 15% in response to Putin's weaponisation of energy exports - moving one step closer to reducing dependency on Russian energy.
NHS pay equality protest strike

The 4.5% NHS pay rise works out at a loss for workers

More than one million staff are to receive the NHS pay rise of at least £1,400 – with the lowest earners getting up to 9.3% in England.
Rishi Sunak standing outside No. 10 Downing Street

Who is the favourite to be next Prime Minister?

With Boris Johnson having reluctantly resigned as Prime Minister, the question on everyone's lips is: who will be the next Prime Minister?
Boris Johnson, cabinet resignation

Cabinet resignation: 27 people leave Boris Johnson’s government

In a huge blow to Boris Johnson’s government, ministers, parliamentary private secretaries, and more have begun a mass cabinet resignation. What’s next?
restrictive abortion legislation, benevolent sexism

‘Benevolent sexism’ behind support for restrictive abortion legislation

When it comes to overturning Roe V. Wade, less than 15% of people support fully restrictive abortion legislation - with traditional gender role attitudes as a predictive factor.
cost of living

What is the cost of living payment?

The cost of living payments are designed to help households in the UK cope with increased food and fuel prices and rising energy bills.
healthcare in canada

Healthcare in Canada: Milestones & opportunities

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe turns the spotlight on healthcare in Canada, focussing on milestones & opportunities triggered by pandemics.
gun violence restraining order, mass shooting, red laws

Could gun violence restraining orders prevent mass shootings in the US?

Gun violence restraining orders already exist in some states, and research finds that they may contribute to more gun safety and potentially, lower rates of mass shootings.
new procurement bill, business

UK’s New Procurement Bill to replace 350 EU laws for business growth

A more flexible and simple New Procurement Bill is to replace 350 of the EU’s laws to drive economic growth and open business for SMEs.
research salaries, european innovation agenda

Leaked EU document says research salaries higher in US and Japan

The leaked draft of the European Innovation Agenda finds that research salaries are generally higher in the US and Japan, while currently 85% of start-up funding goes to all-male teams.
european hydrogen economy, hydrogen

President von der Leyen pushes for European hydrogen economy

EU leaders push for the implementation of a European hydrogen economy, to replace reliance on Russian energy sources.
poverty trap, assets

Asset transfer programmes could pull people out of the poverty trap

When rural poor people get a one-time capital boost, it helps them accumulate assets and find better occupations - pulling them from the poverty trap.
access to abortion, abortion care, roe v. wade

24 million US women will travel 150 miles for access to abortion

State legislation, aiming to overturn Roe v. Wade access to abortion care, puts millions of women into “abortion care deserts” – forcing them to travel hundreds of miles.

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