Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent 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.

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Former BA pilot Simon Wood, pictured during a visit to an orphanage in Kenya in 1999

British Airways faces lawsuit over ‘child abuse’ by pilot

Simon Wood, who died last year, accused of sex attacks in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

From left to right: Nadia Eweida, Carol Howard, Wendy Williams

Discrimination at work goes unpunished as women can’t afford to sue

Employees who have been harassed, bullied or sacked as a result of their sex or gender now have to pay £1,200 for their claim to be heard in an employment tribunal

Joanna Michael was murdered in August 2009 after her ex-boyfriend, Cyron Williams, discovered she had started a new relationship

Landmark murder case could remove police immunity from being sued for negligence

The family of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend after a bungled 999 response have begun a legal battle to remove police immunity from being sued for negligence.

Goodluck Jonathan, left, meets some of the parents of the kidnapped girls in Abuja

Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls: After 100 days of hell, parents finally meet Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan

As Boko Haram continue to stage attacks in the north, campaigner Malala Yousafzai brokers a meeting

Malala Yousafzai speaks during the Girl Summit 2014

Girl Summit: Government unit to tackle FGM to be launched

Parents who fail to prevent their daughters being cut will be prosecuted and doctors, teachers and nurses will be under a legal obligation to report cases of FGM

A portrait of a young victim lies at a makeshift memorial for the passengers aboard doomed flight Malaysia Airlines MH17 at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: As the bodies finally leave Ukraine, family tragedies start to sink in

Silene Fredriks-Hoogzand has no idea where the bodies of her son Bryce and his girlfriend Daisy Oehlers landed after the plane they were travelling on was blown to smithereens on Thursday, but she sees the site vividly in her nightmares.

A member of Nice Salford, before an event to promote the group in the area

The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes

Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But they refuse to be stigmatised

A pioneering project that could one day help cure cancers and rare genetic diseases by sequencing the DNA of up to 100,000 NHS patients is one step closer to fruition

Thousands of NHS patients to have DNA sequenced to help cancer research

US company, Illumina, chosen by government to lead £100m genome project in Cambridge

Curtis Ingrouille-Kidd

Family of severely disabled boy barred from taking term-time holiday

13-year-old has been given only a few years to live

Should we allow people to choose when they die?

Assisted Dying Bill supporters and opponents gather outside House of Lords as legislation debate gets underway

'We want life, they want death,' shouted the ‘no’ camp, dressed in white. 'Bigots,' screamed back a man in the pink-clad ‘yes’ camp

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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution