Posts Tagged: VAWG

#IWD2021 around the world

#IWD2021 around the world

This past 8th of March was International Women’s Day; the theme this year was #ChoosetoChallenge. This blog will see why we celebrate this day and look at the different protests around the world to remember the hardships of women who came out protesting, even under Covid restrictions. This year we need to #ChoosetoChallenge the status …

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

Accounts of torture and sexual violence in ‘re-education camps’ have multiplied, showing an effort to erase the Uighur ethnic minority. The UK, US and Australia have called for action following restrictions on Uighur picked cotton by the UK. Uighur persecution The Uighurs, a Sunni Muslim ethnic minority (one of 55 officially recognised by the government) …

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 …

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

Millions of girls left at risk of FGM during Covid-19

The United Nations Population Fund fears an additional 2 million cases of FGM over the next decade as a direct result of Covid-19. Covid-19 has devastated global efforts to end gender-based violence around the world, triggering and exacerbating the risk of Forced Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls globally. This is a period defined by the …

The United Nations (UN) has defined domestic violence as a ‘shadow pandemic’ which looms unseen as COVID-19 has forced most countries to go into lockdown. For victims in abusive households, lockdown means being confined with their perpetrators, without means for escape. Globally, the number of women and girls who have experienced abuse from an intimate …

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a phenomenon unique to the internet. With increased internet use, being aware of the impacts and signs of online bullying is important in supporting vulnerable children. Bullying is understood as behaviour by a person or group with the intention to hurt and harass someone. Ofcom reports that 53% of 12 to 15-year-olds were …

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 …