UK Violence

What Lengths Would You Go To Keep Your Kids Safe Online?

Barbara Brenninkmeijer | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Barbara Brenninkmeijer

Parents and carers instinctively protect children in the real world, and keeping kids safe online is just as important, and with a little preparation and the right solution for you as a family, can become second nature too.

The Mayor Of Calais Has Banned Food Distribution To Refugees - A Response And A Plea For Harmony

Arthur Peirce | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Arthur Peirce

I feel the resolution to this refugee crisis, and all global crises is with kindness. There ultimately needs to be infrastructure to provide for the care of the refugees. Whether this is with the full support of major NGOs or the UN, or simply local communities welcoming refugees in with arms open.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

My Personal Story Of Domestic Violence

Lauren Derrett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Derrett

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, I know that now because it happened to me. We were living a middle classed life that from the outside was enviable. The whole time I was at war with the man I had invited in mine and my kids' lives.

Hurt People Hurt People: Lessons From Chicago's Violence Epidemic

Nicky Hill | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Nicky Hill

It was a snowy December evening in Chicago's Westside and I was wrapped up in layers with lovely warm heat blowing in my face as I sat in a big black ...

Violent Partners Cross Examining Their Victims In Court - The Final Blow?

Natasha Phillips | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

Plans to change the law are wonderful and welcome, but drafting and passing legislation takes time. The Family Court could help victims of abuse today just by ensuring that every Family Court and judge knows about Practice Direction 12J and uses it every time a vulnerable partner or parent risks being cross examined by an abuser.

The Power And Passion Of Girls Must Prevail

Anita Tiessen | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Politics
Anita Tiessen

This year, we've put girls firmly in the spotlight. We've encouraged them to speak out on a global stage, share their stories with the world and be the change they want to see.

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kate Wyver

"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch shift...

The Trauma Of Community Violence

Nicky Hill | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Nicky Hill

It was just an average Thursday evening; I had been rushing between meetings and wasn't long home, I was kicking off my shoes and chatting to a friend on the phone, laughing about an ongoing joke.

Bullying Is Not 'Just Banter'

Daniel Singleton | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

Is there a lesson for us here? I'm not sure, but bullying exists because we allow it: we get the society we are prepared to put up with. We have to decide we won't excuse bullying in our classrooms, staff rooms, workplaces and most of all in ourselves.

Building Modern Men: Sorry Guys But The Fists Have Got To Go

Jamie Beck | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

The old saying goes "rugby is a game played by thugs, watched by gentlemen whereas football is a game played by gentlemen and watched by thugs". This is a terrible generalization but it is the notion of "thug" that underpins this blog.

How Do You Prove Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Whitney Iles | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Whitney Iles

A. You don't. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AHDH) is nothing more than a professional opinion, it is not a fact. Even in the "Diagnostic...

Fighting For Peace: The London Boxing Club Working To Keep Youths Out Of Gangs

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Teaching young people to fight in order to keep them out of gang violence might seem rather contradictory, but, bear with us. Fight For Peace, an inte...

Our Prisons Are Houses Of Human Misery

Andrew Neilson | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK
Andrew Neilson

We are glibly throwing ever more people into this river of violence, of drugs, of boredom and mental distress, and somehow magically thinking that this will make them better people. It does not.

Mum Shares How She Stopped Her Sons' Violent Attacks

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Parents

An adoptive mother who was repeatedly attacked by her sons has told how she learned to de-escalate their anger so violent incidents are now ‘very ra...

Give Girls A Voice And Let Them Change Their World

Anita Tiessen | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anita Tiessen

In 1909, a group of young women marched on a rally in Crystal Palace, London, calling to be part of the newly formed Scout movement. These girls were bold; their actions transformative. Anything boys could do, girls could do too - and these girls believed they could do anything.

Jeremy Vine Pens Powerful Letter To Bullied Essex Teen After Seeing Shocking Attack Video

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK

Jeremy Vine has penned a heartfelt letter to the 15-year-old boy in Essex who was “savagely” attacked by bullies in a park, after video of the dis...

Animal Sacrifice: Celebrating Mercy With An Act Of Violence

Teuta Turani | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Teuta Turani

Only when we understand the mere symbolic function that ritual sacrifice has nowadays, will we be able to eradicate the need for it and perhaps further succeed in the attempts of a universal understanding and denouncement of animal cruelty that is not necessarily culturally relative.

Why Social Media Is Fueling The All-Time High In Cases Of Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK

Prosecutions for violence against women and girls have reached a record high, as a senior prosecutor says social media is increasingly being used to ...

By Banning The Burkini, The French Are Blaming Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Dr Chris Allen

At worst, the ban is another example of French institutional Islamophobia. At best, it would seem to be a smokescreen behind which the real reason Corsica is "sitting on a powder-keg" of tensions and violence. And that powder keg would seem to be rather more about Corsican nationalists than Muslims or those of North African origin.

True Islam Is the Solution to Religious Disharmony, not the Cause

Damir Rafi | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Damir Rafi

As a society, we have every right to feel afraid as terrorist attacks creep ever nearer to our own lives. However we must not let that fear turn either to hatred or apathy towards the unjustified victimisation of innocent Muslims.

More Than a Roof: Women's Shelters Changing Lives

Lee Webster | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Lee Webster

The UK government has in recent years done much good work on violence against women and girls in their development programmes and funding and this has frankly saved women's lives. But now more than ever, we must keep up the momentum and commit to more core, flexible and long-term funding for women's rights organisations.

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

Shane Ryan | Posted 18.10.2016 | 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...

I Was a Victim of Hate Crime for Five Years - But I Didn't Realise It at the Time

Bartek Rzepka | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK
Bartek Rzepka

Figures this week showed that the number of prosecutions for hate crimes against disabled people has risen by more than 40% over the last year. I have a learning disability, and I live in supported housing run by Mencap. When staff there told me about the rise in hate crime, I was shocked but not surprised.

Prostitution: Changing the Law Is Vital But Not Enough

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Politics
Katharine Sacks Jones

Women involved in prostitution cannot wait for support until after a final report is published. The Government must take urgent action now to ensure women involved in prostitution have the support they need. Otherwise, more women will lose their lives or experience even more awful and unnecessary suffering.