This week our research on schools forcing religious girls to wear the hijab was widely picked up, with NSS spokespeople quoted in the Evening Standard, the Sunday Times, the Mail Online, the Sun and the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.
We were quoted in the Guardian on our call to end the Judges' Service. We were quoted in the Independent on our support for students challenging unlawful gender-segregation by the London School of Economics' Islamic Society. Three important stories broken in the nation media by the NSS, and made possible by our increased research and campaigning capacity. Find out more.
Our executive director Keith Porteous Wood addressed the International Association of Free Thought Congress in Paris, on the topic of clerical child abuse. Keith was also quoted in the Church Times regarding our intervention in the case of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who will now go on trial in France on charges of failing to report known child abuse by a priest in his archdiocese. Cardinal Barbarin denies any wrongdoing and will appear in court in April, alongside six other priests accused of the same.