Category: Human Rights

Since 2010, Britain has, in one form or another, had a Conservative government. In that time, the most vulnerable in our society have suffered. Below, I have outlined a selection of reasons as to why I implore you to vote tactfully to remove the Conservatives from power on June 8th.   Disability I’d like to start with...

There is power in the stories we tell; the stories we tell matter. The impact that a story, a character, or an artist can have on a person’s life can’t be stated enough. Music. Theatre. TV. Film. Books. No matter the medium, telling or listening to a story can not only be an outlet, but a lifesaver. Being surrounded...

Recently we saw the gathering of around 2000 people at Monument in Newcastle City centre, to protest the recent actions of Americas new president Donald Trump. Trump recently signed executive orders that means citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries are barred from entering the USA for 90 days, as well as...

I’ve been upset about Trump since he was voted in. I’ve been in near-incoherent outrage and disbelief every single day since his inauguration. And this weekend, after the #MuslimBan is threatening to split up families (even those of knights and Olympic gold champions), condemn refugees, detain five-year-old children...

2016 has been defined by many things: Brexit, Donald Trump, police brutality… but nothing more so than the refugee crisis. According to UNHCR, the amount of people fleeing their homes per second has quadrupled in the past decade. That’s 24 people per second. The conflict in Syria has given rise to the already shocking...

In the summer of 2015, I was an unemployed graduate who had moved back home to a small town in the North East of England. My hometown, and the surrounding small towns, had been wracked by the closure of the Redcar steelworks and a lot of the companies that fed to and from the busy industry that once put the North East...

Inever thought about how expensive funerals were until my dad passed away. All of a sudden, I became painfully aware of how much it cost when someone dies. From the cost of the plot in the graveyard, to moving the body, and the extortionate cost of a headstone, we were suddenly looking at a bill of several thousands...

With a Republican President-elect set to take the White House and a Vice President-elect encouraging the diversion of funds for HIV research and treatment to spending on so-called conversion therapies. global LGBT* rights are once again in the spotlight. Rightly so, in a world where being gay is illegal in 71...