UK Violence

HIV and Gender-based Violence: What are the Costs of Inaction?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Too often, the great promise of campaigns and programmes is lost or undermined when the funding ends and the funders move on, looking for the next innovation. Or a new issue comes along and takes the headlines, and with it donor attention and dollars.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

Why the 'Slap Her' Video Is Innately Sexist and Is Problematic for All Genders

Vicky Chan | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

On the surface, the video is a sweet portrayal of seemingly gentlemanly boys. However, you only have to look a little closer to realise that what they're saying and how the video is made only reflects the twisted, deep-rooted gender ideals still present in our modern day society.

'Charlie Hebdo': Lessons to Learn From the Tragedy

Clara Eroukhmanoff | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Clara Eroukhmanoff

The attacks should not reduce France to a condition of fear. France and the rest of the "free world" should not consider this horrific crime as an act of war. This would be giving in to exactly what these hooded men and extremist groups want.

The World Is Responsible for Devastating Violence Against Children in 2014

Meliha Hayat | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Meliha Hayat

According to Unicef 2014 has been the worst year for millions of children across the world. With growing conflicts arising across the globe innocent children have been forcibly exposed to violence, kidnapped or targeted and forced in to warring groups.

CIA Torture: Does 'Never Again' Mean Again and Again?

Marc DuBois | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Marc DuBois

Is it possible to be indifferent to the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation? Critics of the report warn it will provoke anti-US attacks today. My concern is that it will engender the same sort of torture in the future.

Violence Against Women Is Not a Private Matter, It Is a Global Public Health Problem of Epidemic Proportions

Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno Esteva | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Dr. Claudia Garcia Moreno Esteva

The time has come for health systems to play their part in a multisectoral response to end violence against women that is consistent with their countries' commitments to the promotion of both public health and human rights.

What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls?

Emma Fulu | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

Today, on International Human Rights Day, the DFID- flagship programme, What Works to Prevent Violence, is unveiling the recipients of its global research and innovation grants. Eighteen cutting-edge projects to prevent violence against women and girls have been sele

Now Is the Time to #BreakTheCycleOfViolence

Aurora Percannella | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK
Aurora Percannella

In his Monday statement, whilst inviting the crowds not to engage in violent conduct, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay also warned everyone that 'the world will be watching us'. That is quite right, Mr. Mayor. Today, the whole world is looking at you. We are staring and wondering how faulty your criminal justice system must be to offer a similar finale in 2014.

We Must Create Cultures of Peace, Not Simply Stop Violence

Emma Fulu | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

andhi said that, "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." And in our daily lives, be it at home, at work or at play, we can all make an effort to live in more positive and peaceful ways. That will contribute to a future free from violence.

Is Engaging Men and Boys the Magic Bullet for Ending Violence Against Women and Girls or a Step Backwards?

Emma Fulu | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

I say ending violence against women and girls requires all of us - men and boys, women and girls, governments, communities and activists. I genuinely believe that we have a common goal. And I genuinely believe that we can work together in a way that does not reassert male power over women, that keeps women and girls at the centre, and focuses on transforming gender inequality rather than just adding men and boys.

Drinker Not Flustered By AK-47-Wielding Mobsters Is The Coolest Guy In Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

What do you do when 35 armed, masked men storm into a restaurant when you're having a relaxing drink? This Russian video shows a man remaining asto...

Sexual Violence Against Women - Solving the Problem (Part Two)

Jessica Chan | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Chan

I think it is vital that we involve those directly at the centre of the issue - we must include women in discussions, and even in leadership roles, centred on the issue of sexual violence against women.

Our Unwillingness to Understand More About Radicalisation Risks Failing Our Youth

Professor Kamaldeep Bhui | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

Depression is known to cause a pessimistic outlook, an inflexible view of the world, and even suicide. Our research into the root causes of radicalisation - perhaps not surprisingly - found a link between depressive symptoms and sympathies towards terrorist acts. These sympathies being an early marker for risk of radicalisation.

40% of Parents Unsure Which Games to Buy Their Children

Andy Robertson | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

The biggest issue with video-games in the families I work with is whether parents are engaged with purchasing and playing the games themselves.

'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.

No, a Convicted Rapist Should Not Be Allowed to Resume His Former Job

Rachel Thompson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

If Evans were guilty of murder, I sincerely doubt that his fans would be welcoming him back with open arms. Rape is a serious crime and it ruins lives. The take-home message should Evans be reinstated is that rape is not taken seriously as a crime.

She Is a Girl, Yes, But She Is Not Helpless... She Is a Survivor, Not Ours to Save... She Is Her Own Advocate

Emma Fulu | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Emma Fulu

The International Day of the Girl Child recognises the specific barriers faced by girls globally that inhibit their potential to act in and shape the world around them, and Malala is a perfect example for us. She is a girl, yes. But she is not helpless. She is a survivor, not ours to save. She is her own advocate.

The Children Living With Violence in Rio's Favelas

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

A project was launched this weekend across 13 favelas, including Mare, to look at the impact of this militarisation of favelas on young, black people living there. Many spoke of the difficulty living in places where violence is a daily reality - and it seems that hopes of peace are a long way off.

Frontline Workers Need to Be Respected, Not Beaten Up for Doing Their Job

Roger Evans | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Roger Evans

It's good news that crime is falling and our cities, towns and neighbourhoods are becoming safer. But there is much more to be done. It is alarming to see that the very people we depend on are being beaten up just for doing their job. They need to be treated with respect.

Is Society Beyond Reparable? Or Is It Just a Myth

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Gang violence, street vandalism and judgemental teenagers. What's next? The list is endless, trust me. As a teen, I have witnessed bullying, self-harm and drug abuse from just people around me. Today's society is falling apart and our generation must get into gear before it is too late.

One Year to Go: World Leaders Must Put Ending Violence Against Children on the Global Agenda

Baroness Stern CBE | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Stern CBE

New global data from Unicef shows that millions of children around the world suffer physical violence every day. Around 120million girls under the age of 20 (about one in 10) have been subjected to forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives; boys are also at risk, although there is no global estimate due to the lack of comparable data in most countries... I hope very much that the world leaders, starting to gather in the chambers of the UN as I write, will make a commitment over the next year to champion a target to end abuse, exploitation and violence against children.

We Are Better Together, But Extreme Groups Are Not Welcome

Craig Todd | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Craig Todd

The trouble in George Square and Buchanan Street displayed how we are Better Together. Why? Because, an overwhelming majority of Glasweigans and Scots, no matter how we voted, are disgusted by this. I have seen others claim that this is what No voted for - this is the opposite of what we wanted.

Stop Domestic Psychological Abuse Now

Sara Davison | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Davison

Victims will often protect their abusers in public for fear of any repercussions at home. They will act the loving couple so that nobody suspects and even to convince themselves that things are not as bad as they are. It is often only when the abuse has gone too far and there is no way back that the victim will confide in a close friend or family member.