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.
22 July 2014 06:11 PM
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
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: As the bodies finally leave Ukraine, family tragedies start to sink in
21 July 2014 06:25 PM
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.
21 July 2014 06:13 PM
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But they refuse to be stigmatised
20 July 2014 06:53 PM
US company, Illumina, chosen by government to lead £100m genome project in Cambridge
20 July 2014 05:45 PM
13-year-old has been given only a few years to live
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
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 3 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond