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.
Assisted Dying Bill supporters and opponents gather outside House of Lords as legislation debate gets underway
18 July 2014 03:45 PM
'We want life, they want death,' shouted the ‘no’ camp, dressed in white. 'Bigots,' screamed back a man in the pink-clad ‘yes’ camp
David Cameron urged to use the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to speak out against member states’ treatment of gay people
16 July 2014 07:09 PM
Gay rights activists led a protest outside 10 Downing Street this evening calling for a public statement
'Uncertainty about employment' may have influenced the increased age of parenthood in Britain, research suggests
16 July 2014 04:09 PM
The nation has also come a long way from the cliché of 2.4 children
16 July 2014 12:00 AM
Exclusive: More than half went into court without a lawyer fighting their side
15 July 2014 12:00 AM
Although two thirds of women in the UK are now in employment, 72 per cent say they do most of the household cleaning
St Andrews principal excluded from Royal and Ancient golf club because of her sex speaks out over members' taunts
14 July 2014 06:48 PM
Now even the golf establishment is turning against its anachronistic men-only admissions policy
13 July 2014 09:36 PM
Soaring numbers of people in private rented homes face eviction despite being up to date with their rent because rising house prices are prompting landlords to ask tenants to leave.
11 July 2014 05:59 PM
The chief inspector has told MPs that he believes local authorities still have a role in holding schools to account
Immigration: Serious failings within Government system carry 'high risk of unfairness' for asylum seekers, says High Court judge
09 July 2014 05:55 PM
Inadequate checks mean that the most vulnerable asylum seekers, such as victims of torture, are not being identified
08 July 2014 12:00 AM
Meanwhile 2m grandparents have given up work, reduced hours or taken time off to look after grandchildren
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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