Posts Tagged: abuse

The Perils of Trial by Social Media

The Perils of Trial by Social Media

Social media can be a wonderful thing, but the same characteristics that make it great also make it easy to attack and judge people online. Most people who use social media like social media for the speed with which they can find out about the latest news or what people are doing. However, the speed …

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Covid-19 has exposed domestic violence, not caused it

Domestic abuse has risen dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic and has been the cause of numerous headlines. It has highlighted the need for reform, addressed by a revised Domestic Abuse Bill currently under debate. Will these changes be substantial enough? Covid-19 and the subsequent stay-at-home orders have had dramatic impacts on the security …

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020

Most people have heard of hate crimes, but what actually is a hate crime and how can we prevent them? This year, National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 runs from the 10th to 17th of October. Whilst it is important to combat hate crime every day, this week seeks to draw special to attention to …

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge in the reported cases of domestic abuse has taken place during the past few months of isolation. Many have found themselves trapped …

Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK. Embed from Getty Images Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the Label exposed garment factories in Leicester, primarily working for online fast fashion …

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 …