Posts Tagged: UK

“A victory for every woman”

The victory of Nadiya Hussain, a Bangladeshi Muslim Brit, in the latest season of the Great British Bake Off did not come as a surprise to the avid fans of the show. However, the explosive media attention that followed Hussain’s win was unexpected. British Muslims have been slowly gaining positive visibility in the media such …

Police Response To Domestic Abuse Cases

Late last month the HMIC released a report surrounding the issue of domestic violence and the ways in which police forces within the UK deal with such abuse cases.  The results of the report were shocking, revealing that ‘35 of 43 forces in England and Wales were providing a substandard service’ to women who dial …

We do not have to be a monolith to get along

The idea that we as human beings must reject our differences and solely focus on that which makes us similar is one that is becoming increasingly common today. Although it may sound like a very nice idea and good in theory, it carries many underlying problems. When we tell a person that they should not …

Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, weapons, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime (eg a …

The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, disadvantaged young people are more likely to end up with fewer qualifications, higher unemployment and …

Refugee Awareness Week 2013

Refugee Awareness Week 2013

  Refugee week aims to deliver a better understanding of Britain’s history of providing sanctuary to people escaping persecution. This week aims to highlight the many different ways in which refugees have positively contributed to our society as well being a huge part of our culture and heritage. There is much history in Britain which …

British Asian Women at increased risk of self-harm

Britain is a multicultural society with nearly 6.4 million people being of ethnic minority communities. Mental health is an area of particular concern for the minority communities in this country. For years, the differences between black and minority ethnic groups (BME) and the white British population in the rates of mental illness have been the …