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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’?

Coronavirus Lockdown: Radicalisation Upturn?

As the world continues to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, there is increased concern that the situation will give rise to more people being drawn into extremism. The closure of schools and youth groups has meant the closure of support

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

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Losing Faith: Banning the Hijab for under 8s

by Kate Hollinshead “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.” “Banning

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 from

LGBT Relationships and Sex Education

Putting LGBT into RSE

By Tammy Naidoo The government’s call for evidence as part of their review of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools closed earlier this month. The call for evidence has been made to inform the production of statutory guidelines after

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 good,

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