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Being transgender

Being Transgender in the UK, Transphobia and How to be Inclusive

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.  

Islamophobia Awareness Month 2021

Still a Challenge: Raising Awareness of and Tackling Islamophobia

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

Hate Crime Reporting

Reporting Hate Crime: The Problem with Impartiality

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.

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   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

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

Photo of the Empire Windrush ship with many people waving from it

The Windrush Scandal: What Next?

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

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