I Will Not Brush Aside Stigma - People With Mental Illness Are Not Lazy

Ella Robson | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ella Robson

Last week I published a post titled: Mental Illness Doesn't Make You Any Less Human - don't be afraid to speak up - I was taken aback by the response ...

Youth Discrimination on Charity Boards

Robbie Crow | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Robbie Crow

Young people are the future of this country, and they are the future leaders of the third sector. Surely the quicker we can encourage and mentor them, the better?

The Refugees Give Europe an Opportunity to Do Things Better

Robin Sclafani | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Sclafani

How about the Europeans with historical roots that run so deep? A little bit of change is inevitable with or without refugees, but maybe if we can do "integration" gracefully, with curiosity and decency, providing education into the benefits of secular democracy, we may discover a brighter more peaceful future.

Islamophobic Hate Crime up 70% in London, Some Thoughts

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

Statistics released by the Metropolitan Police reveal that the number of Islamophobic hate crimes in London has increased by 70% in the past year. For...

Not All Disabled People Are Old, Right?

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

Disability does not discriminate, it can affect you no-matter your age, gender, or ethnicity, and anyone who fits the criteria can apply for a blue badge. I know there are people who abuse the system, but let the authorities deal with these people.

D is for Diversity?

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

While it appears that 2015 in many respects, has been a positive year, we still have a huge way to go in the battle for equality regardless of race, religion, skin colour, gender, sexual identity and social class.

My First Time

David Deady | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
David Deady

I remember the first time I was called a faggot. I was sixteen, standing outside my maths classroom after lunch.

The Truth About Being Pregnant at Work

Vicki Marinker | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Marinker

I found some employers acting like sexist dinosaurs, while other companies are much more enlightened when it comes to pregnancy in the workplace. I've changed the names of some of the women who spilled the beans to protect them from identification.

Maternity Discrimination: 'I Was Fired Four Days After Telling My Boss I Was Pregnant'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents

New mothers are being forced out of work every year because of discrimination against women in the workplace, a new study has found. In a survey of...

You Said What About Mental Illness?

Claire Greaves | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

"I am intrigued to know what kind of life lead to be so selfishly depressed. Deaths? Rape? Abuse? What exactly have you got to be so depressed about."...

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

China's Clampdown On Uighurs Will Breed Further Extremism

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

While many of us are fortunate to reside in countries that permit a degree of religious freedom, one that allows us to practice our faith, for the Uighur Muslim minority in China's far western Xinjiang region such a freedom has been growingly truncated by the Chinese government in Beijing.

The Media Need to Stop Ignoring Mental Health Discrimination

Claire Greaves | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Greaves

Discriminating against race is unacceptable but so is discriminating against mental health. The media are in a powerful position, they can either educate a lot of people or cause a lot of damage. It's about time they stepped up and began educating instead of sensationalising and discriminating.

Why Is It Acceptable to Trash Disabled People?

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Nowadays it seems difficult to go without a day where there is not some kind of disability related news item in the mainstream media, and disabled people appear to be taking over the country. Disabled people are certainly more visible, and there are certainly more people who define themselves as being disabled.

Does Questioning the Police Use of Intrusive Stop Search Powers Mean You're 'Anti-Police'

Nick Glynn | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Nick Glynn

What makes them 'anti-police' (apparently) is that they challenge the misuse of those powers, sometimes emotionally, sometimes robustly, often persistently because they see that things haven't changed or they're not changing quickly enough. They're not waiting 30 years, they're raising it now, because it is happening now. If that's what makes someone anti-police then I, like 'them', am guilty as charged.

#GiveBenAJob: I Had No Idea the Country, Never Mind the World, Would Engage With My Appeal

Fiona Hodge | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Hodge

Call me cynical, but I've come to the conclusion that large chains provide work experience to people with learning disabilities solely to give the public impression that they're inclusive and supportive, but have no intention of ever employing and paying them.

Ssssshhhhhh! It's a Secret: Why Students Are So Reluctant to Be Open About Their Disability With Employers

Helen Cooke | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Cooke

When I was applying for graduate jobs I clearly remember filling in one of the application forms that asked me: do you consider yourself to have a disability? There was a box to tick if you did. I had no idea why they wanted to know and my immediate assumption was that if I ticked the box, they wouldn't want me.

As Rio 2016 Draws Closer, When Will Discrimination End For Sportswomen In Saudi Arabia?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lacking the motivation to partake in an active lifestyle? Spare a thought, then, for women in Saudi Arabia who are actively discouraged - and even...

Triple Jeopardy: Three Ways Women and Girls Face Discrimination on International Women's Day

Marie Staunton | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Marie Staunton

Women and girls face discrimination due to gender, potential disabilities and stigma - a triple jeopardy. According to UNDP, girls and women affected by leprosy make up some of the world's poorest and most marginalised groups, disproportionately affected by poverty, illiteracy and lack of education which act as barriers to seeking health treatment. Women and girls with leprosy and those affected by other neglected tropical diseases have the right to health care and the barriers to that stop this must be addressed.

Everyone Is Falling In Love With This Video And You Will Too

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new video released by the American Ad Council has people everywhere smiling. It begins by showing a large crowd some skeletons on a screen, befor...

Hands Up For the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People: Time to Listen to What Young People Want

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

30 years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, discrimination continues to be one of the most devastating consequences of an HIV diagnosis, and stands in the way of an effective response.

Why Men and Women Should Be Cheering on Rachel Reeves

Schona Jolly | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Schona Jolly

We need strong female role models so that our daughters will look up and believe that they, too, can be valued for more than their ability to look pretty and people-please. There is a life before and beyond maternity leave, and women are entitled to choose how they live it.

Incidents Like the Paris Metro Are Shocking, but Casual Racism Is Alive and Kicking

Becky Read | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Becky Read

I appreciate the use of 'black' as a descriptive term in some circumstances, for example if you were trying to point out my boyfriend in a room full of Chinese people. I don't appreciate it when used in the context of explaining why people might be more afraid of him than someone who was just big.

No, You Don't Get to Decide What Offends Who

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

It seems we live in a climate where those being oppressed cannot even decide what amounts to oppression against them. We must wait to be told by someone from the oppressing class. That is convenient for the oppressing class, but an odd concept otherwise.

Chapel Hill Shooting: How Many More Until We Realise This Is A Trend?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This problem needs to be dealt with properly, and must be tackled with caution. However, to resolve it, we must first acknowledge that the problem actually exists. A massive step for the vast majority. Then again, to acknowledge a problem exists, we must first feel that the grief it causes matters.