UK Violence

Pacifism is Not Passivism

Iris Maxfield | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

I'm a pacifist and I will fight for this cause.

Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Silences the Victims Not Protect Them

Alexander Morgan | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Morgan

Instead of offering a hand to help survivors face their experiences head on, we shut them away in a dark lonely room where no one acknowledges what happened to them, forcing them into a silence and taking their voice away - ultimately prolonging their recoveries.

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

Toddlers Expelled From Nursery Due To 'Violent' Behaviour

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents

Around 100 toddlers have been expelled or suspended from nursery for displaying violent behaviour, the Department for Education has revealed. In the a...

How Do You Explain a Terrorist Attack to a Child?

J.N. Paquet | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents
J.N. Paquet

Sometimes, what we imagine can be worse than what we actually see. That's why expressing our feeling through writing or drawing can help free our mind, and so, help us to move on.

Watch The Moment Protester Gets Sucker Punched In The Face At Trump Rally

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK

A protester has been assaulted at a Donald Trump rally in the US, in dramatic scenes that were captured on camera. The man, who was demonstrating agai...

True Violence in Video Games

Daniel Williams | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Daniel Williams

Are video games too violent? It's an often-asked question which gets more important as games develop. And no doubt we have our share of "violent" vide...

Mothers Are Our Primordial Leaders

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Parents
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Women and men, mothers and fathers, will continue to be the grass-root leaders for every generation of newcomers on earth. A

One Billion Reasons to End Violence Against Children

Susan Bissell | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Susan Bissell

We know that preventing violence won't just make life better for children around the world, it will be critical to making progress for children in all areas - including ending poverty, providing access to education and promoting gender equality. Together we can prevent violence against children - 1 billion of the world's children are crying out for it. If we don't act now, who will?

Men's Violence Against Women

Mia Doring | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK
Mia Doring

Every single one of us is responsible for the victim blaming, rape enabling culture we live in. It's time to make it personal because it is personal. <

The Dover Protests Only Scrape the Surface of the Lack of Empathy Towards Refugees

Ben Johns | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Johns

Refugees are and should be welcome in the UK and other EU countries. They deserve better than this frankly appalling treatment. They're not trying to 'scrounge' from us. They're not just a 'bunch of migrants', like David Cameron said last week. They're people. It's time that they're given the help that they so desperately need.

Watched The Revenant? It's Really Really Violent Isn't It - And That's OK

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

It is a comprehensively gory film that embraces violence and brutality like American Pie embraces sex jokes. The problem is that because the violence is so front and centre the film has been, in my view at least, misconceived in its intentions by many who have seen it.

Hidden Violence Is Blighting Women's Lives

Katharine Sacks Jones | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Katharine Sacks Jones

This holistic response, from frontline to specialist support, is what Agenda has been formed to campaign for. We can't keep consigning these women to lives of abuse and exclusion. More than three-quarters of the 1.2million women affected by this kind of abuse are mothers: for their sake and that of the next generation of girls, we've got to start getting this right.

Can Cake Counter Extremism?

Mike Yeomans | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Mike Yeomans

In 2013, one local community offered tea and cake to far-right protestors, helping to diffuse tensions and starting a conversation. Burton residents planned the same tactic for a Britain First march; a move the far-right group actually welcomed.

A Lesson in Supporting Victims of Child Abuse

Fiona Smith | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Fiona Smith

Everyone who works with children wants to help and protect them. But as a recent report revealed that only one in 8 cases of child sexual abuse is being reported, something is clearly not working.

Have We Grown Numb?

Jasmine Luby Barrow | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Luby Barrow

Imminent threats of terrorism are currently at the heart of concern in both the western and third world. In Britain, we are still mourning the loss of innocent lives, close to home in Paris.

The Real Terrorists of New Jersey

Julian Vigo | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK
Julian Vigo

In reading an ostensibly leftist publication about this past week's attacks in Paris, I was struck by the neoliberal tone of "How to Politicize a Trag...

Isis - Their Version of Islam

Amelia Amin | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

ISIS, and its warped manipulation of a faith that so many Muslims treasure, needs to be stopped. What they are doing is brutal, bloodthirsty, and vulgar. Our global solidarity against this dangerous group is our greatest weapon, and together, be we Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, atheist or agnostic, we need to harness this might, in order to combat them effectively. Understanding them to the best of our ability, is the first step.

Shocking Figures On Male Rape Reveal The Impact Of Stigma On Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

"I had my dressing gown and slippers on when he told me he was going to rape me. I have no idea why he did it, he was really angry." Five years ago...

Understanding Violence

Whitney Iles | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Whitney Iles

Violence is a public health issue and should be treated, not punished. A person does not just become violent, the behaviour is the physical expression of a deeper problem, the only way to cure violence is to understand its root causes.

Education Is Indispensible in Strengthening the Bonds that Hold Communities Together

Aaron Benavot | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend's tragic events, a black mark...

Understanding Conflict Displacements

Amjad Saleem | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK
Amjad Saleem

A phenomenal number of people have been displaced as a result of conflict. It is now estimated by the UN that almost 60 million plus people have been...

Reactions To Male And Female Violence Are Shockingly Different

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK

A shocking social experiment has revealed how the public is much less likely to intervene in incidences of female violence than male violence. The ...

Shame and Violence

Jonathan Asser | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Asser

We can equip prisoners with real skills to deal better with the feeling of shame out of which violence arises. I know, because I did it in one of the largest prisons in Western Europe, HMP Wandsworth...

When We Use the Abuser's Voice

Tom Meagher | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Meagher

At times, voices come back claiming that violence against women is in no way tolerated by most of our society, and some claim (perhaps condescendingly) that I am a victim of my own tragic loss, that I may be more prone to see violence where there is none, because my life has been shattered by it, after the violent death of my wife.