The online world is opening up LGBT+ Nigerians’ hidden lives – with gay-friendly websites and private groups offering anonymous spaces where they can come out and connect for the first time – but it is also exposing them to new kinds of abuse.
Marijke Bassani (left) with community members in the Cape York Peninsula. Her PhD project – a comprehensive cross-border study into the experiences of Indigenous LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy peoples within their communities and the law – is about “creating safer communities through building awareness and acceptance of diverse Indigenous genders and sexualities”.
In many cities around the world, environmental injustice has been dictated by structural racism. For example, in the last century, racial segregation in US cities led to extreme disparities in the quality and accessibility of health-promoting natural environments.
Bright idea: Look at the root causes.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, together with Rep. Barbara Lee of California, announced their bill Thursday. It is called The Anti-Racism in Public Health Act.
According to consensus opinion among psychologists and other commentators, members of outgroups are often viewed as closer to animals or machines than to fellow beings deserving of care. Moreover, these experts believe that dehumanisation lies at the heart of intergroup harm. Above: At the Murambi Genocide Memorial in Rwanda.
Despite the acute need for affordable housing, the Charleston Housing Authority (CHA) said last month that it’s turning over two public housing units to the police department for a substation, even though there is an already-existing police station nearby. The connection between over-policing and gentrification makes the police substation all-too anticipated, as over-policing and increased surveillance is particularly prominent as an area gentrifies.
Turning good intentions into credible and enforceable policies will be a challenge, however. And not just because of the EU’s previous lack of interest and experience in combating ethnic discrimination. Systemic racism in Europe runs far deeper than toxic far-right diatribes. It has seeped into much of the EU’s institutional discourse and policies. It cannot be wished away by inspiring speeches or noble resolutions.
In the UK, professional social work came of age in the 1970s with the establishment of Social Services Departments. However, during the 1980s challenges arose from the rise and domination of neoliberalism and associated managerialism, the former seeing the market as the organising principle of social life, the latter employing business principles, practices and techniques to implement neoliberal goals within public services.
No unions in America have been actively malignant in the way that police unions have. They are largely responsible for the fact that it is so difficult to remove and prosecute bad cops. They endanger the public. Many police unions are also run by racists, and have been for a long time.
Top End kids learning on-country: a report says the off-country boarding school system was a ‘revolving door’ for young people.
Democrats are failing to articulate a clear moral vision that is opposed to Trump’s ultra-racist, law-and-order politics.
The corporate media has increasingly cast the protests as violent and aggressive and portrayed the police as responding to unprovoked attacks by demonstrators. This is belied by the facts. The Princeton report points out that between May 24 and August 22 there were more than 10,600 “demonstration events,” of which over 10,100, “or nearly 95 percent” were peaceful protests, while less than 570 involved “demonstrators engaging in violence.” The authors of the report noted that in demonstrations that did become violent, aggression was often instigated by right-wing militias and racist gangs such as the Three Percenters, the Ku Klux Klan, the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo bois and the New Mexico Civil Guard.
The national project was launched by Dr. Roberta Timothy (above), an Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto’s Institute for Pandemics.
First the Sheriff’s Office generates lists of people it considers likely to break the law, based on arrest histories, unspecified intelligence and arbitrary decisions by police analysts. Then it sends deputies to find and interrogate anyone whose name appears, often without probable cause, a search warrant or evidence of a specific crime
Local governments routinely violate the law to move unhoused people out of sight.
In New Orleans, hospitals sent patients infected with the coronavirus into hospice facilities or back to their families to die at home, in some cases discontinuing treatment even as relatives begged them to keep trying.
To them, mindfulness practices of feet-feeling and belly-breathing feel abstract, irrelevant and counterintuitive. They have many ideas about what their school can do to help them, but it seems like no one is listening.
The board of directors of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), in a statement last month, highlighted a series of incidents involving conferencing app Zoom, widely used for online classes, noting that “data originating in the United States during some Zoom sessions was directed through some of the company’s China-based servers, making participants potentially subject to state surveillance and-or legal action”.
SCIE chief executive Kathryn Smith (pictured) said: “Since I became a care worker at 16, I have never known a worse period for social care. Every day, as more reports came in about deaths that could have been prevented, lack of testing kit and personal protective equipment, or local authorities and providers facing financial ruin, I’ve felt a sense of despair.
Crucially not all children and young people will experience or develop health anxiety, and many have shown remarkable resilience in the face of an unprecedented health crisis. Yet for some, particularly those who are already vulnerable to worrying and anxiety, this year’s tumultuous events are likely to have significantly and negatively impacted them.
Madam Marian Mensah, the Director of Social Welfare
In Bhopal, abuse survivors put their new skills as rickshaw drivers to work under lockdown as domestic violence cases increased
A New York City police officer walking by the words “Black Lives Matter” painted on a street in Brooklyn
Hong Kong has some of the best universities in Asia. But in a growing climate of fear and self censorship, it is now unclear what can legally be said and taught in a classroom — and whether student activism, both on campus and off, may become a thing of the past.
Current contempt for age gap relationships serves to strip both men and women of their agency.
Students barricading themselves at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, displaying banners reading, “We stand up for the freedom of our university” and “We won’t stay silent,” Budapest, Hungary, September 2, 2020.
Demonstrators gather in front of a U.S. Marshall’s office during a “No Evictions, No Police” national day of action on September 1, 2020, in New York City
Student organizers say while the U hired a new police chief, a chief safety officer, and has replaced most of the officers on its police force, the changes aren’t enough. When it comes to student safety, they don’t think police officers should be the automatic first responders.
Trump seems to believe that the more pain he can inflict on the U.S.’s urban centers, and the more liberal outrage he can generate in the run-up to the election, the more he will drive his white suburban and rural base to the polls.
To understand what motivates people to evacuate during a wildfire, researchers surveyed affected residents. Their analysis of the responses identified key factors at play, including risk perception, gender, warnings from trusted sources, and evacuation plans.
The idea that Britain’s smaller communities are all disadvantaged in the same way is politically convenient – but it doesn’t work. Above: Port Talbot
Human Rights in China (HRIC), an NGO, said in a statement last week that “in their scope and likely impact, the requirements raise serious concerns about restrictions on academic freedom, and, more specifically about non-compliance with a wide range of international human rights standards, including freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of association and the right to access and disseminate information”.
How the new, free, SAGECents app aims to get users on track
The program is going broke, the retirement age is 65, and other common misconceptions
A monthslong investigation revealed that Oportun Inc., which was founded to help Latino immigrants build credit, routinely uses lawsuits to intimidate a vulnerable population into keeping up with high-interest loan payments — even amid COVID-19.
A family sits shiva, a traditional Jewish time of mourning for the dead when friends and family gather, remotely on Zoom in April.
Dr. Nicholas Barr, an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said the city has been one of the hardest hit by unemployment due to COVID-19, and another crisis needs to be avoided.
As Jamaicans head to the polls thousands of abuse victims hope the next government will open the island’s first state-run shelters for women suffering domestic abuse
Scotland’s local authorities are not making full use of Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) money provided by the Scottish Government to alleviate extreme financial hardship, according to analysis published by the Poverty and Inequality Commission.
Private security guards with specially trained dogs stand in front of a boarded up and razor wired Saks Fifth Avenue amid protests against the death of George Floyd on June 3, 2020, in New York City.
“Because there is no preventive vaccine and because there are few potentially effective treatments, recent reductions in new cases and deaths must be due, in large part, to the social interventions delivered by states,” says Professor Shenyang Guo.
The project, which is a collaboration among the psychology department’s Counseling Psychology and Masters in Addiction Counseling programs, the School of Social Work, and the Colorado School of Public Health, will partner with agencies in the area and across the state.
The credentialist prejudice is a symptom of meritocratic hubris. By 2016, many working people chafed at the sense that well-schooled elites looked down on them with condescension. This complaint was not without warrant. Survey research bears out what many working-class voters intuit: At a time when racism and sexism are out of favor (discredited though not eliminated), credentialism is the last acceptable prejudice.
A new study published reveals that three-quarters of participants in an inpatient addiction intervention program came into the hospital using more than one substance. The findings suggests that a singular focus on opioids may do more harm than good if doctors overlook the complexity of each individual’s actual substance use.
Suicide isn’t an easy topic to think about, let alone discuss — especially with someone you suspect is suicidal. But it is incredibly important that we do talk about it and get our loved ones the help they need to prevent them from reaching a point of crisis.