With roughly 200,000 – 500,000 trans people living in the UK (Government Equalities Office, 2018), and more celebrities coming out as gender diverse, trans people have become a popular subject for discussion. While many transgender people are celebrated around the world, discrimination and transphobia is still being faced daily with devastating consequences. This blog is about being transgender in the UK, what we mean by transphobia, and what we can do to be inclusive of all members of the community.
By Saira HassanNovember is Islamophobia Awareness Month, established in 2012 ‘to deconstruct and challenge the stereotypes about Islam and Muslims’. In this blog I will share definitions, real life examples, personal experiences and my thoughts on how we can reject
When reading about the rise in hate crimes on social media I was disappointed and frustrated to see quotes shared and repeated where the author likely believes they are being ‘neutral’ or ‘unbiased’ in their reporting, but where they are in fact perpetuating harmful stereotypes and prejudice.
By Kate Hollinshead The last few weeks have seen an outpouring of grief, fear, concern and anger after the details of the murder of Sarah Everard have emerged. Feelings have run high in the political sphere, on social media and
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’?
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.
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
The new Immigration Bill was voted through the House of Commons with an overwhelming majority. But, whilst it appears to have little opposition within the Cabinet, there is vocal and urgent opposition to it across political parties and throughout UK society.
With the country, indeed the whole world experiencing the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inadequate support provided to asylum seekers leaves them hugely vulnerable to the disease and its impact.
By Laura Schrier 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 us
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
By Tammy Naidoo 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 have