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How Individual Governments’ Handling of COVID-19 has Led to a Spike in Hate Crimes and Speech.

Now, more than ever the residents of every country are giving their trust up to their government and looking to them for guidance and answers. However, these uncertain times also allow governments to target marginalised communities as scapegoats. This discriminatory agenda spreads a virus all of its own amongst an already vulnerable group that must …

Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness

Why we should focus on kindness beyond this week. Embed from Getty Images The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is kindness. Kindness is a concept that everyone knows, but it is often hard to remember to be kind and why it is important to do so. This has been particularly important during the …

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

Why BAME communities are More Likely to be Affected by Coronavirus

In recent weeks, we have seen a rise in coronavirus casualties within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. The Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre reported that 35% of almost 2,000 patients were non-white. This is a troubling statistic, especially when considering that minority ethnicities make up 13% of the UK population, but one-third …

Coronavirus, community and Ramadan

Celebrating Ramadan during social distancing can feel odd, yet the communal aspects of it need not to be forgotten. There are many ways to safely keep in touch with your community during Ramadan to avoid feelings of loneliness. The current covid-19 pandemic has touched everyone’s lives this spring. In order to stop the spread of …

Hope for the Hopeless: The Lasting Effects of Forced Marriage

Stripped of hope and choice the lasting impact of forced marriages shreds the mind and body of its victims, creating a gradient effect onto their offspring.  Embed from Getty Images Sexually transmitted diseases, violence (both physical and sexual), psychological torment, loss of freedom, and fear along with so many other disastrous effects encompass just some …

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

The power of language as a tool in excluding others

In this blog post we’ll be breaking down the language associated with BAME individuals in the public media, the influence this has on how we think and refer to others who we may perceive to be different from ourselves. Language is the core of our society and civilisation. Did you know that language first developed ...