Social Justice

Young People Are Taking The World By Storm

Adam Bradford | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Young people across the world are giving up more of their time to donate to good causes. We have already seen the masses of research and reports about Generation Y, Z, Millennials, whatever the name is you want to call the now generation - they suggest that young people now have more of a social conscience than ever and care more about their impact on the world than their wages.

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

We'll All Be Losers If We Don't Solve Inequality

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

Equality is better for everyone- it means we live in a healthier, safer and more dynamic society. But social justice will only become a reality if we are all willing to embrace change, and start listening to those who could benefit most from our new Prime Minister's vision.

Why I'm Doing a Topless Comedy Show

Samantha Pressdee | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Samantha Pressdee

I feel safe and liberated standing in front of a crowd topless. Its a way of reclaiming my body and sexuality. Free the Nipple is not about telling other women (or men) what to do, its about choice, body equality and perception.

Reflections From Across the Atlantic - What Can We Lean From What Is Happening in the US?

Shane Ryan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Shane Ryan

Watching the situation which has come to a crescendo in the States hurts deeply. As a young man of colour, I looked to America to find the sense of id...

Why millennials are providing the tipping point for Impact Investment

Nick O'Donohoe | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Nick O'Donohoe

Investors are increasingly asking themselves, then, an additional question. Not just the questions of risk and return; but that of risk, return and impact. As this change accelerates its potential scale can be truly transformative in terms of our ability to address some of the world's most intractable global challenges. We all need to ensure that we create the right environment for this to happen.

Major Criminal Justice Reforms Continue Despite Political Turmoil

Vicki Cardwell | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Vicki Cardwell

In what has been a tumultuous fortnight in British politics, beneath the surface some major tectonic plates are shifting in the realm of criminal justice reform. While these may pale in comparison to the huge shakeups and fall outs across the political spectrum, they are worthy of greater note - and may in fact prove the start of a major move in policy and practice.

Our Justice System Lets Young People Down - Here's How to Fix It

Mat Ilic | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Mat Ilic

A criminal record shouldn't be synonymous with a future without opportunity. The justice secretary talks about 'forgiveness' and 'redemption'. It is in our public interest to build both a criminal justice system which rehabilitates, and a society which gives second chances. All we need now is greater public interest, to help drive this revolution - let's end youth offending altogether.

What Brexit Means for Social Justice

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

If we took these measures then perhaps we could grasp victory from the jaws of defeat. The current Conservative Party may be unlikely to take up any of these challenges, but perhaps others might seize this opportunity.

Stand and Be Counted

Dana Alexander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK
Dana Alexander

Is it just me or is the world slowly becoming a shittier place? When terms like "social justice warrior" and "feminist" are pejorative, know that you are living in a world that is in regression. I am exhausted by the casual yet subtle racism, sexism and homophobia I see every single day, and frankly I am tired of ignoring it for the sake of grace. What does tolerance and diversity really mean? And how do these concepts shape our ideas and communities?

'The Union Has Been Our Voice:' Vulnerable Workers and the Fight for Union Recognition

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

This is what Wilson Ayala Romero tells me when I ask him about his work: "My colleague had a fall at work; she split her head open, hurt her arm and ...

Will the Fashion Industry Ever Pay its Way? Three Years After the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse Hope Springs Eternal

Kate Richards | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Style
Kate Richards

Industry wide strategies aimed at improving labour laws are essential; only through freedom of association can the millions of voiceless individuals employed in this multi-billion dollar industry take a lasting stand against systemic injustices. There is an urgent need for both the industry and the public to hear this collective call to action.

Mother and Child - The Forgotten Two-unit Family

Imogen Atkinson | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Imogen Atkinson

It must be wider recognised that mother and child constitute a family and giving women a second chance, with help and support from the state, the voluntary sector and wider kin, might enable them to encounter the responsibilities of motherhood and break the cycle which is placing unprecedented numbers of babies into the care system.

Black Friday - One Person's Paradise Is Another Person's Prison

Iain Renwick | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Style
Iain Renwick

So spare a thought for them and then remember our mantra. Fast fashion is like fast food. After the sugar rush, it just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Instead of the sugar rush, consume less and commit to cherish more.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

The One Degree No Student Wants

Piers Telemacque | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

Now we've hit 1C warming, it's never been more urgent to reform our education system. When we talk about a degree, we usually mean something which takes you further in life, opens up opportunities, and contributes to the public good. This degree couldn't be more different, and the fees will be measured in lives rather than pounds.

Is There a Line in Comedy? Here's a More Important Question

Payton Quinn | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Comedy
Payton Quinn

So, here's my question to you: Why do you think that your freedom to mock and dehumanize marginalized groups unchallenged is more important than not actively encouraging harm against those groups?

Our Poorest Communities Have the Answer to Government's Biggest Social Challenges

Baroness Stroud | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Stroud

In the coming years I hope to use my voice in the House of Lords and leadership of the CSJ to promote a Social Justice Conservatism which looks to small, local poverty fighting groups for the solutions to our biggest social issues and helps translate them up onto a national stage.

Third Of Children In Youth Prisons Are Put In Isolation For Up To 22 Hours - Despite Mental Health Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A third of young offenders experience isolation and segregation for up to 22 hours, particularly in larger institutions, a report from the Children's ...

Some Thoughts on Encouraging Reflective Self-Critique for Human Rights Activists & Advocates and Seekers of Social Justice

Noam Schimmel | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

I find myself asking these questions and being concerned with the issues they raise in relation to my human rights advocacy and social change efforts and those of others.

Curriculum Crisis in Taiwan Highlights Country's Generational Divides Once More

David Spencer | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
David Spencer

It is just a couple of weeks ago that Taiwan was making news around the world for all the right reasons after both the major political parties, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) nominated female candidates for next year's Presidential elections.

We Have Lost Sight of What It Means to Understand and Fight Child Poverty

Christian Guy | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Christian Guy

We know what is required, and we need it fast. In a report published today the CSJ is calling on the Government to remove itself from legally binding child poverty income targets. Instead we urge a new annual reporting system focused on how ministers are tackling the root causes of poverty...

Why, as a Christian, I Am Voting for a New Moral Vision

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

Today, as I contemplate the serious decision of who I should vote for, I have a key concern. Do I have deep enough reasons for voting? Or am I - are we all - being steamrollered into casting my vote for parties and politicians caught up in a system that promotes self-interest over the common good?

Should We Re-elect the Worst British Government for 75 Years?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

I am not a partisan man. Although I was once, many years ago, a member of the Liberal Democrats, I have since tried to help make the world a better pl...

All Welcome to the Table This Easter

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

The church is rightly finding its voice again, calling for example at this election time for a "fresh moral vision". A vision where people are paid a decent living wage for the work they do, where the vulnerable are cared for and respected. Where government institutions treat people as people not numbers on a balance sheet.