Emily Dugan is Social Affairs Editor for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015
Ghoncheh Ghavami: Mother of British-Iranian woman jailed for watching men's volleyball writes open letter to daughter
12 September 2014 04:19 PM
The mother of a British Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran for watching a volleyball match has spoken publicly for the first time of her anguish at her daughter’s incarceration.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The romantic toll of the recession has been revealed as research shows couples who suffered most during the economic downturn are eight times more likely to have broken up than those least affected.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The idea of welfare ghettos where whole communities are workless is a myth, according to research by leading academics.
11 September 2014 06:17 PM
All deaths in prison up by a quarter
Ahmadiyya Muslims: British convention of a religious minority persecuted abroad spreads a message of love and peace
31 August 2014 07:56 PM
More than 30,000 Ahmadis listened to their caliph preach the ‘true teachings of Islam’
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 05:49 PM
A British woman has been held captive in the Democratic Republic of Congo because her family wanted to “cure her of her gayness”, her friends allege.
22 August 2014 12:00 AM
TUC research will be damaging to David Cameron
21 August 2014 05:36 PM
Councils struggling to cover social housing needs
19 August 2014 07:16 PM
The specialist children’s counsellor finds herself stuck in a seemingly unending struggle to remain in the UK the Australian is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
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- 4 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
- 5 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala