UK Violence

Venezuela Peace Talks Reflect the Further Isolation of the US in Latin America

Dr Francisco Dominguez | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Francisco Dominguez

The peace talks now underway in Venezuela to end the wave of violence that has the explicit aim of "The Ousting" of the elected government are a tremendous step forward for all who wish to see an end to violence...

The Operation Was Successful, But the Patient Died

Jonathan Whittall | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK
Jonathan Whittall

For those who do manage to reach health facilities, actual care often remains elusive because of cost. In Khost, in the east of the country, and in the capital, Kabul, roughly half the people surveyed by MSF borrowed money or sold what they could to pay for medicines or doctors' fees during a recent illness. Several sought care in neighbouring Pakistan.

President Maduro Is Calling for Peace and Dialogue - It's Opposition Extremists That Want Violence

Álvaro Sánchez | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Politics
Álvaro Sánchez

Once again Venezuelans face violent and unconstitutional attempts to destabilize the country and oust the elected government. Sadly, this fits a pattern witnessed time and again since Hugo Chavez first came to power in a landslide victory in 1998...

Marching To End Male Violence Against Women & Girls

Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara C Nelson

On Saturday I marked International Women's Day by proudly marching in the name of ending male violence towards women and girls.

LGBT Rights and Peace: Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Phil Vernon | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Vernon

While it is clearly important for peacebuilders to pay more attention to the marginalisation and repression of LGBT people, it's not always so obvious how we should do so...

Trucking Instead of Protecting: How International Militaries and Aid Agencies Are Failing Civilians in CAR

Karline Kleijer | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK
Karline Kleijer

In a show of pragmatism seemingly incompatible with their stated mandate, international forces in CAR have been providing protection to convoys of Muslims trying to leave towns and villages in fear of certain death, instead of stopping attacks against them.

#ReleaseMoazzam

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

British citizen Moazzam Begg, arrested awaiting charge - a man tortured and abused in Guantanamo bay, held there for three years with no found evidence has once again has been called a terrorist.

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Echoes of the Cold War

Joe Pennell | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Pennell

Beneath the pallid smog of billowing smoke that hangs above Independence Square in Kiev, the belligerents of the civil war pause for breath in a conflict that few can be sure will not resume. If it does, the rebels that hide behind their barricades, and the state forces that try to haul them down, may discover that - beneath the burnt-out tyres, barrels, and rubble - the unexpected weight of history lies very much alive and unwell.

Taking a Stand Against Violence

Adam Fouracre | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Adam Fouracre

Lloyd lost his life through the actions of others and the only reason for his untimely death was that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Despite seeing similar stories on nearly a daily basis in the media it is something you never think could ever happen to your own family. I decided that it was time to do something about this.

What We Need to Save Lives in South Sudan

Arjan Hehenkamp | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Arjan Hehenkamp

Ordinary South Sudan citizens have been extraordinarily affected by the violent events of the past weeks. The destruction of hospitals and markets, as well as the increased pressure on host communities due to mass displacement, brings me to this conclusion: South Sudan will face a humanitarian emergency for the months to come, and its people will need all the help they can get.

Britain Should Be GREAT by Promoting Values We Believe In

David Griffiths | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
David Griffiths

I have never played Grand Theft Auto V, currently the world's most popular video game, and quite possibly never will. It apparently offers an open-wo...

Crisis in Central African Republic

Ian Lucas | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Lucas

The scale of the violence, which has intensified since November, has escalated rapidly. More than 1,000 people have died in the last month alone. A widespread culture of impunity has rendered women particularly vulnerable and sexual violence is being used to terrorise groups within the country. A million people have fled or been displaced from their homes, compounding the already desperate humanitarian crisis. Amidst the horror, there is also confusion - from those struggling to make sense of a conflict in a country where Christian and Muslim communities have coexisted peacefully in the past and where, now, intense religious division is leading to horrific violence.

Is Bangladesh Turning Into a Failed State?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The international community - the UN, the EU and the Commonwealth in particular -must play an active role in bringing Hasina's government and the opposition together to hold a free and fair election under international observers.

Man 'Knifed To Death Over Chess Game'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE Chess Murder: Lodger 'Removed Landlord's Lung & Claimed To Have Eaten His Heart' A man was knifed to death in a frenzied attack over a late ...

'I Went To Prison To Shake Hands With My Rapist'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A rape victim has met her attacker in prison, to reassure him that his life is not over, and he can have a future. Katja Rosenberg, 40, from London...

San Quentin: Starting a Prison Revolution?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

In the '60s Johnny Cash famously described San Quentin's negative reputation as a prison. As a criminologist doing my post-doc at UC Berkeley, I had to visit San Quentin.

What's Behind the Wave of Acid Attacks in Italy

Maria Caspani | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Maria Caspani

Last month, yet another acid attack - more than half a dozen were reported by the media in 2013 - made the newspaper headlines in Italy.

Unkind Cuts That Hurt Us All

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

In the past, circumcision might have made sense in highly militaristic societies as a means of disconnecting boys from their sensuality and feelings so that they can kill. But I'm not sure how useful that is in a world of drones and cyber warfare where few men will ever see battle.

Has Violence Really Declined as Steven Pinker Says?

Dr James Hannam | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

Maybe Pinker has come down with a touch of Russell's Syndrome: the condition that gives so many intelligent atheists a case of the stupids when they start talking about religion. Or perhaps Pinker is only interested in convincing his fellow east- and west-coast academics.

Government's Relentless Cuts Have Contributed to the Problem of Sexual Violence in Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Courtney

Girls are being sexually exploited on a massive scale, according to a report released this week entitled It's Wrong But You Get Used To It, the result of a two-year investigation into girls and gangs.

Clare's Law To Be Rolled Out Across Britain

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Clare's Law, a pilot scheme designed to protect people from domestic violence, is to be rolled out nationwide after a 12-month trial. The law was t...

Catching Fire: National Interest and the Central African Republic

Alexandra Buskie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alexandra Buskie

Time is of the essence. Early action could make the difference between dampening an escalating sectarian conflict and allowing it to blaze unbound. If the international community is unmoved by moral arguments, then surely the security consequences of this situation persuade.

What Happens When Women and Girls Seek Help in Emergencies? The Awful Truth About Violence

Geeta Bandi-Phillips | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Geeta Bandi-Phillips

When people seek help in emergencies, we like to think that they will receive that help. But the awful truth is that for too many women and girls, what they are met with is violence - and then silence. Finally the world is starting to talk about it. And there is the hope.

As the Philippines Reel, Empowering Women in the Face of Disaster Is an Imperative

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

As aid agencies mobilise to relieve suffering in the Philippines following the devastation wrought by super typhoon Haiyan, the impact of emergencies on women and girls will once again be thrown into sharp relief. As will the imperative of empowering women to develop their self-confidence, to speak up and tell their own stories as a means to increasing their protection against violence and abuse.

Human Face and Cost of Violence

Ziya Meral | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Ziya Meral

War and violence become abstracted the further we are away from them. All of our exposure boils down to news reports and research updates that try to capture in words, numbers and images a fact that can never be truly conceptualised; brutal destruction of individual human beings.