Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is Social Affais 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

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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

LGBT activists and supporters stage a demonstration outside Downing Street

David Cameron urged to use the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to speak out against member states’ treatment of gay people

Gay rights activists led a protest outside 10 Downing Street this evening calling for a public statement

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee