UK Violence

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 y...

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.

Would Prophet Mohammed join ISIS?

Hiba Khan | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Hiba Khan

If he was here today, I can say with certainty, Mohammed would condemn IS and their brethren. But he is not. And so I, along with millions of other Muslims, stand firmly against the Islamist narrative.

Victims of Violence: I Don't Know What They're Talking About

Emma Clarke | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Emma Clarke

As I write this, my children are asleep upstairs. I haven't the words to express my gratitude for my good fortune. And I realise that because of the work the Foundation does, I hope that no-one ever again really understands what it means to have their lives ravaged by conflict.

Men Are Painting Their Fingernails For A Very Worthy Cause

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One in five children will experience physical or sexual violence before the age of eighteen. What's more concerning is that 90% of all sexual viol...

Don't You Find It Overwhelming?

Emma Fulu | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Emma Fulu

People always ask me how I can work on violence against women? "Isn't is depressing?" they say. On my way to South Africa last week for the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum - the largest international conference on violence against women and girls in the Global South - the flight attendant said to me, "Don't you find it overwhelming?" For me, I wonder how I could not work on this issue.

The Krays: Back For Bad

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Of course, the Krays continue to fascinate for the very same reason that the Great Train Robbers and to a lesser extent, the recent Hatton Garden thieves do. There's a glamour to them that we find irresistible. Secretly maybe we all want to be them, if only we had the confidence to get away with their crimes and our moral compasses were similarly a little off.

Why Smaller Men Are More Likely To Be Violent (According To Science)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Small man syndrome, also dubbed The Napoleon Complex, is a real issue according to researchers from the US. A study has shown that men who feel les...

Blood Sports Breed Violence

Sharon Bull | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK
Sharon Bull

I've always found blood sports despicable and never understood why any civilised human being would wish to take part in such hideous pastimes. In my e...

Brazil Is No Paradise - But Here's Why

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Philippe Ladvocat

Way beyond the violence and corruption from City of God, Brazil finds itself in a very dangerous situation and dark times might be ahead. And I'm not even talking about economy. When I left my home country about six years ago, things seemed to be progressing for a better situation, with a decrease in poverty and hunger and a growing economy. There was a lot to be done and I was aware that it would take a long time, but then things changed.

Don't Teach Boys Not to Hit Girls, Teach Them Not to Hit

Eamonn Crowe | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eamonn Crowe

Here, I want to stress that violence against women is far too common and is an extremely serious matter, which I would never want to be seen to advocate. I just believe that the conversation could be more effective if its emphasis is shifted to trying to stop violence as a whole.

Is This The Game That Takes Violence Too Far?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

Mortal Kombat has always been a controversial game. Even when it was first released in 1992, it was clear that this was a piece of interactive ent...