Tag Archives: BAME

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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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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Women have led the way in the Covid-19 pandemic, now it is time for gender equality.

Women are on the frontlines of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Women leaders have proven effective in their response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, it is feared that the current crisis is going to be disastrous for women’s economic advancement and … 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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The UK is experiencing a pandemic – so why does the government continue to prioritise immigration?

The effects of immigration policy on NHS patients and staff demonstrate how the government is focusing on restrictions to immigration over public health. The issue of immigration has been at the forefront of political discussions for a number of years, … Continue reading

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Emergency Covid-19 fund leaves small charities behind – with grave consequences

The covid-19 pandemic has led to small charities in the UK facing existential struggle as their funding has come to a halt, and the Government’s emergency fund is not doing enough. Covid-19 and the charity sector The coronavirus pandemic has … Continue reading

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COVID 19 – Scapegoating Minorities

Sensationalist media contribute to creating social tensions during the pandemic   COVID-19 has brought to light the major inequalities that exist within our society, in particular the disproportionate effect on BAME communities. The media and government have been responsible for … Continue reading

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A Pandemic of Loneliness

How the capital is facing a new impact of Coronavirus as a result of the previous lockdown and in the light of new quarantine restrictions. Since the beginning of the UK’s experience with the Covid-19 pandemic, the term ‘BAME’ has … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and the Childcare Crisis.

The UK’s extensive childcare crisis amidst the pandemic has had disproportionate social and economic impacts on working mothers. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact everyone, a shocking survey by the Campaign Group ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’ highlights that working mothers … Continue reading

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No, it’s not just coronavirus: pregnant BAME women deserve more than emergency measures

The pandemic exposed what BAME women have long known: poor pregnancy outcomes are a too common a reality for mothers from minority groups. Non-medical reasons play a part in the overall picture: in a country where BAME communities live in … Continue reading

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