Category Archives: Diversity

Online Harms Bill

Internet regulation is needed but the Government must commit to protecting young people online.  The internet forms an integral part of people’s lives. In the UK, 99% of 12 to 15-year-olds are online. With social life, entertainment and online shopping all accessed via the internet, being online has … Continue reading

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Cultural appropriation vs appreciation – What is the difference?

Cultural appropriation turns years of culture into a trend overnight.   Over the years there have been large debates over what constitutes as cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation is where a group’s customs and traditions are inappropriately adopted or unacknowledged by a dominant group. Marginalised groups in society have had … Continue reading

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A new year, more opportunities for progress

It may be the end of another year, but our work must continue.  For many, the New Year marks new beginnings and major changes. In some ways, change can be beneficial, but there must also be consistency in other areas — our work is one of them. As COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Social equity and access to public green space in London: What are the implications for our most marginalised communities?

The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed the inequitable access to public green space and parks for London’s population. Mayor Sadiq Khan has made green space a  priority for the city, which has seen London become the world’s first National Park City, with the aim … Continue reading

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JAN Trust, a charity working during COVID-19

JAN Trust has been supporting marginalised women since 1989. In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic really changed the way we had previously been working. Our face to face community support had to evolve to accommodate the new lockdown rules  while also … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: What does “defund the police” mean?

“Defund the police” has become a popular slogan, but what does it actually mean, and how might we be able to improve the criminal justice system?   Black Lives Matter protests around the world have seen the promotion of the … Continue reading

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End of compassion in immigration policy

The new immigration bill, ending free movement within the EU, may be intended create a ‘high-skill’ economy, but comes at a high cost for the British society. On Monday 18th of May, the House of Commons accepted the proposed new … Continue reading

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Refugee Week: Imagine Being a Refugee in 2020

This week, for Refugee Week and World Refugee Day, we imagine being a refugee during a pandemic. This week marks UK Refugee Week and World Refugee Day (on the 20th). The 2020 theme for Refugee Week is “Imagine”. Imagine a … Continue reading

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Who is falling through the cracks? What COVID-19 is teaching us about BAME communities in the UK

We know that in times of crisis be it environmental, health or otherwise, the most marginalised and poorest people in our society suffer the most. People fall through the cracks. This is the case not only during the crisis, but … Continue reading

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Deaths of NHS staff are disproportionately those from BAME backgrounds

  The UK proudly houses some of the highest numbers of foreign-born doctors and nurses working for our NHS. According to a parliamentary report from July 2019, around 13.1% of NHS staff are non-British, the nationalities of these staff are … Continue reading

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