Category: Discrimination


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

by Gabriella Craft: 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

Scrabble pieces spelling 'No Hate'

Radicalisation: What will we do about The Media Problem?

By Rachel Elgy: 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

Black History Month

Getting Black History Month Right

By Kate Hollinshead: This October marks the 30th anniversary of Black History Month in the UK, an opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn more about a history that shapes the way everyone lives their lives

Be Bold For Change

 On Wednesday 8th March it was International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to call for action in accelerating gender parity. This is part of a series of events marking

Transgender Kids: Who knows best? Not the BBC, it seems…

By Kate:   On Thursday 12th January, the BBC aired what they called a ‘balanced documentary’ entitled ‘Transgender Kids: Who knows best?’ According to the BBC website, the programme’s aim was to scrutinise the new ‘gender affirmative approach’ to

Choose Love: My Volunteer Experience In Calais

By Rachel: Over the Christmas break, I spent four days volunteering in Calais with the grassroots charity Help Refugees. Naturally, in the days since, people have been asking me, ‘How was Calais?’ It’s not an easy question to answer,

The Far-Right: Hiding in Plain Sight?

By Kate: Two weeks ago I delivered a workshop on critical thinking with year 5 pupils in a primary school in East London. At the beginning of the workshop, we played a game where groups of young people had

Breaking the Binary: Caster Semenya and a Very Public Scrutiny

By Kate: Type the name Caster Semenya into Google and the first suggested search that comes up is ‘Caster Semenya man.’ Click on the trending topic ‘Caster Semenya’ on Twitter or Facebook and the comments that appear are: ‘Caster

Cartoon image of a person carrying a backpack labelled 'Backpack of Privilege'

Check your Privilege!

The phrase ‘check your privilege’ can sometimes cause a great deal of anger and has led commentators such as Louise Mensch and Dan Hodges to scornfully decry it as nonsense. However, the phrase was never designed to be an insult

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