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Zero Tolerance for Antisemitism

Solidarity over Division: Speaking out against Antisemitism

In the past few days and weeks there has been a distressing amount of antisemitic hatred being spread on social media and beyond. There has been wide-spread (and entirely justified) outrage at Wiley’s barrage of antisemitic tweets, and more so, the platform’s initial inaction against such hatred, leading many to boycott Twitter for 48 hours.

So, what is meant by the term ‘antisemitism’?

How to Talk With Children and Young People About Race and Racism

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer and the subsequent protests against systemic racism and oppression will be impacting heavily on children in the UK. This blog provides tips for talking to children and young people about race and racism.

Black Voices: Reflecting on Racism

N, 14 “As a young mixed-race girl growing up in the UK… I believe that it is important that we recognise that the UK is not innocent, racism is sadly still very prevalent in our society… Alex, 14 “…there are

Education for All? The Impact of Discriminatory School Exclusions

By Laura Schrier lauras@equaliteach.co.uk  Human Rights for All Today marks the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, observed globally every year to mark the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This day offers

Why Educators Need to Know About Dyslexia

I was a couple of months off sitting my A levels when I was diagnosed with dyslexia.  Despite some obvious indicators throughout my schooling and a conversation with a teacher, who admitted the possibility of my having dyslexia had crossed

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The Windrush Scandal: What Next?

By Tammy Naidoo: tammy@equaliteach.co.uk They came as British citizens at the invitation of the British government, but now, in 2018, those from the Windrush generation have been left frightened and uncertain of their future in the only country that many

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Losing Faith: Banning the Hijab for under 8s

by Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk “Banning the hijab will help school girls integrate into British society and limit the Islamisation process.” “Banning the hijab will undermine the British Values of individual liberty and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

Press for Progress: Our Pledges for International Women’s Day 2018

by Gabriella Craft: gabriella@equaliteach.co.uk International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere. Taking place on the 8th March each year, IWD calls together organisations, communities and individuals

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Radicalisation: What will we do about The Media Problem?

By Rachel Elgy: rachel@equaliteach.co.uk Darren Osborne’s sentence has brought online platforms into the spotlight: are they doing enough to prevent extremist material from radicalising vulnerable individuals? The answer appears to be no. Social media can be an incredible force for

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