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All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support

All survivors of domestic abuse deserve support Isolation at home has reportedly led to an epidemic of domestic abuse, yet the Government’s response fails to protect those survivors most vulnerable in society. Abuse in isolation Throughout the UK, a surge … Continue reading

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Leicester sweatshops and the negligence of BAME lives

Exposing the atrocious working conditions in garment factories in Leicester shocked the nation, but this is no isolated incident: BAME labour is systemically exploited in the UK.   Leicester garment factories in the spotlight A report by Labour Behind the … Continue reading

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Why the Covid-19 crisis is increasing the risk of domestic abuse for thousands worldwide

Source: Irene Lee Staying inside for long periods of time and sharing space with others is difficult at the best of times, families, partners and siblings can’t always get along but at time of such anxiety it can be particularly … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless: The Lasting Effects of Forced Marriage

Stripped of hope and choice the lasting impact of forced marriages shreds the mind and body of its victims, creating a gradient effect onto their offspring. Sexually transmitted diseases, violence (both physical and sexual), psychological torment, loss of freedom, and … Continue reading

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Comment sections are hotbeds for Islamophobia – Here’s proof.

Earlier this month, our CEO Sajda Mughal OBE wrote a piece for the Independent about the rise of the Far-right and Islamophobia in the UK. The article shed light on the fact that many politicians, institutions and news outlets have … Continue reading

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Should marriage age be raised to 18 to prevent forced marriages?

As it stands, the minimum age to enter into a marriage in England and Wales is sixteen years old with the consent of a parent or guardian. Campaigners are now calling for a change to this law, with UNICEF stating that marriage before … Continue reading

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Modern slavery in the form of domestic work

Every year, thousands of immigrant women come to the UK to work as domestic workers for wealthy families. Every year, thousands of them are subjected to abusive situations, where they are subjected to physical and psychological abuse by their employers. … Continue reading

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The difference between Hate Crimes and Hate Incidents

It’s National Hate Crime Awareness Week this week, and we have been continuing our work raising awareness and educating people about hate crime. In light of new Home Office statistics showing that hate crime is still rising dramatically, it is … Continue reading

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‘Nazi-free’ timelines should leave Non-Germans asking questions…

  Author and columnist Virginia Heffernan tweeted this in December. A tweet, which subsequently went viral: PSA. For anyone beset by Nazi and brownshirt bots: I changed my Twitter address to Germany at the suggestion of a shrewd friend, and … Continue reading

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Shroud Of Dishonour – What really happens behind the curtains?

Two prominent social and cultural patriarchal constructs play a role in all aspects of a woman’s life in the South Asian (SA) community; they are izzat (honour) and sharam (shame). Izzat and sharam are both factors that impede the assessment … Continue reading

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