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.

Why Are All the Men I Date Assholes?

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Leontiades

There are assholes in this world of both genders. But you don't have to date them. If you find yourself attracted to and dating assholes, then you need to take a look at improving your self-esteem, of truly believing that you are worth more.

Jennifer Aniston, Friends or Online Foes?

Amber Melville-Brown | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amber Melville-Brown

Maybe Jennifer Aniston is not the best example if you espouse the mantra 'live by the camera die by the camera'. She has had plenty of opportunities as a result of her media profile; she has significant resources as a result of her public profile to shield her from the worse excesses of the Internet. But she is a useful poster child to remind us of the dangers of the Internet.

The Law Is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhea Gargour | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Rhea Gargour

Our criminal justice system is currently failing victims of domestic violence. There are substantial gaps in the law that allow abusers to evade justice and enforce the view that unless there are bruises, the perpetrator hasn't done anything wrong.

A Toxic Kind of Love

Ekaterina Botziou | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ekaterina Botziou

From a young age we are taught that forgiveness and acceptance is the key to happiness. But have these teachings been misconstrued to such an extent that we now have a warped view of what actually deserves forgiveness and acceptance? Do we now unconsciously gravitate towards destructive relationships, believing that without pain there can be no real passion?

Magaluf Girl: Consent and Sexuality

Ending Victimisation and Blame | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ending Victimisation and Blame

Here is a young woman in a popular holiday destination for those with a limited budget - I'm not going to assume that she's working class, but I'm certain the journalists will have done. She having fun, she's drinking, she's apparently being sexual on her own terms. Someone filmed it and the whole thing went viral - oops. Enter the tabloids with their guidebook to acceptable women's behaviour and pronounce her unclean, apparently we've found a "new low" ... It's not long before social media is calling her "actual vermin" and a "repulsive slag". I failed to find anyone (other than feminists) criticising the men in any way, the woman in question has had her name and photo all over the internet today; where are the men?