Abuse

MAJOR Relationship Buzzkills...

Chloe Combi | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

Teenage language is a brilliant thing and they are both entitled to and should be encouraged to create their own lexicon. However a lot of the teenagers I interviewed felt, the word "bae" often doesn't denote an equal partner or cherished one - but kind of - "you're number one in line for now."

Hidden Violence Is Blighting Women's Lives

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

This holistic response, from frontline to specialist support, is what Agenda has been formed to campaign for. We can't keep consigning these women to lives of abuse and exclusion. More than three-quarters of the 1.2million women affected by this kind of abuse are mothers: for their sake and that of the next generation of girls, we've got to start getting this right.

To Stop Babies Going Into Care, We Need to Support Mothers

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

The safety and welfare of children must be paramount: there can be no compromise on that principle. But in many cases, a child's welfare is best served by staying with its mother if she can be supported to parent well. Today Nicky Morgan announces a new approach to children's services. But if we really want to improve children's welfare, we need to make sure there is support available for mothers too.

Progress on Tackling Domestic Abuse Is Heartening, But There Is Still More to Do

Karen Bradley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Politics
Karen Bradley

Everyone has the right to live free from intimidation, to know those closest to them will not try to control their every move, and to be sure they will be protected if they do suffer abuse... Today I am pleased to say the Government has announced a range of new measures and funding to build on the strides we have already made and offer more protection to victims and survivors of different forms of abuse.

Only One in Eight Children Who Are Sexually Abused Are Identified By Professionals

Anne Longfield | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK
Anne Longfield

Many don't even realise they have been sexually abused until they become adults and reflect on what has happened to them. In fact, our report shows that historically, the overwhelming number of sex abuse survivors only realise they have suffered abuse after they turn 18.

We Must Face Non-State Torture to Stop It

Janie Davies | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Janie Davies

Non-State Torture, learning about it, acknowledging that it happens and hearing what it involves, turned my view of the world on its head. My generi...

There's a Line Between Humour and Insult - These Coffee Shops Have Crossed It

Morwenna Jones | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Morwenna Jones

Sadly, both Fuck0ffee and Bricklane Coffee, appear to have misunderstood the time-old saying that "any publicity is good publicity" and, in doing so, to have missed a very simple truth: If you want to stand out in London's over-saturated independent coffee market, insulting 52% of the population isn't the best way to go about it. It's bad marketing, bad PR and, worst of all? It's not even funny.

Toddler Forced To Drink Beer And Smoke Cigarettes In Horrific Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Fury has swept the internet after video footage of two men encouraging a toddler to smoke cigarettes and drink beer appeared online. The child can...

Dear Haters, I'm Calling You Out

Darryl Morris | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK
Darryl Morris

Today, a man named David called my radio show. David asked me when my contract ended and told me how much he was looking forward to that day. He wasn'...

Peeple Is a Societal Nadir That Can't Be Allowed to Establish Itself

Chris Owen | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Tech
Chris Owen

We're not a commodity and, contrary to hotels, cars, books etc. we have feelings and emotions, and are essentially pretty fragile individuals who really don't need - as the Register has dubbed it - 'slander-as-a-service'. How anyone could think this even vaguely a clever idea, and not a malicious, odious platform for bullying and nastiness is beyond me.

A Dysfunctional Family: What Are a Grandchild's Rights?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Olga Levancuka

Raising a question that is rarely addressed... A woman was raised in a dysfunctional family. When she was a baby, she was physically and psychologica...

Stand Up, Speak Out, Be Safe

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I am proud to be a survivor, but it took me a long time to stop being ashamed of being a victim. I am the daughter of a welterweight boxing champion father and a formidable mother, I was raised to be confident, discerning and vigilant. Like so many others, I presumed DV was something that 'happens to other people'.

George Osborne's Budget Cuts Will Suffocate the Rights of Young Adults Surviving Abuse

Becca Bland | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK
Becca Bland

The axe has been wielded, the cuts have been announced and George Osborne has predictably chosen to target vulnerable young people.

Facebook Blocks Woman For Sharing Threatening Messages From Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Australian writer was temporarily blocked from Facebook after sharing some of the abusive and degrading messages she'd received privately from men....

All Rise Say No to Cyber Abuse

Dragana Brown | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Dragana Brown

Three billion internet users and rising. So too is Cyber Abuse. The poisoned pen and malicious tongue of the gossip mongerer of yesteryear enjoy toda...

Why Jail Time Isn't The Way To 'Treat' A Troll... By A Troll

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It focuses o...

Homeless and Alone: Teenagers Are Being Let Down

Matthew Reed | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Matthew Reed

Our shocking findings show that an estimated 12,000 16 and 17-year-olds - enough to fill Wembley arena - have asked their council for help in finding a new home for them. But more than half are turned away without even being assessed.

Men - Let's Get Out of the Man-Box, Together

Michael Conroy | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Michael Conroy

The Call To Men UK programme is nationally ground-breaking - a 10 week curriculum for teenage lads, delivered in school, in how to unpick language, media images, historical beliefs and their own attitudes towards women and girls and themselves as developing men.

Released from Captivity

Bathoul Ahmed | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK
Bathoul Ahmed

Focus group discussions with internally displaced people living in camps and urban areas reveal that many women and girls - mainly from Yazidis communities - are still missing. Often, they have suffered inexplicable abuse.

How to Empower Men and Women to Say No to Rape Culture

Catherine Phillips | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Catherine Phillips

Layla met Will on a night out. He seemed nice and mentioned they had lots of friends in common...

Why 'The Breakfast Club' is More Dangerous Than 'Fifty Shades'

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

Was The Breakfast Club ever shouted down from every corner of the internet as romanticizing abuse? No, on the contrary it was effusively hailed as a testament to the human condition. How is it different to Fifty Shades?

An Abusive Relationship Can Creep Up on You

Susan Leigh | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Imagine you went on a first date with someone who was sarcastic, nasty, disparaging towards you. It's hard to believe that you would agree to a second date. Yet an abusive relationship can creep up on us and have us gradually accepting that behaviour, justifying it, perhaps even feeling that we are in some way responsible for it happening.

'Restraint Is Intrinsically Unsafe' - The Government Is Ignoring the Lessons of the Past, With Potentially Fatal Consequences for Children

Paola Uccellari | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Uccellari

The Ministry of Justice has published details of how its new child super-prisons ("secure colleges") will be run. Sold as all about putting "education at the heart of custody", the plans are scant on detail about how children will be helped via education and health services, but contain 15 astonishing pages on discipline, punishment and control.

Twitter Trolls: Come and Say It to My Face!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

I heard this morning that Jonathan Agnew quit Twitter after receiving a stream of abuse on the site after a spat with Kevin Pietersen's wife. Although I haven't (yet) been wished 'death by Ebola' by an anonymous Twitter user, I've recently had the misfortune of dealing with a few Twitter trolls of my own...

Improving the Lives of Thousands of Children Living in Assam

Sarah Roberts | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Roberts

I'm really pleased to announce a ground-breaking new partnership between Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking.