We value freedom of speech on our digital spaces very highly. However, we don’t want our websites becoming a place for trolls, spammers or bullies. We want to ensure we foster a safe, open, friendly space where everyone feels free to express their opinions on the issues that matter to them but always respecting other people in or around those conversations.
This is where we will be shining a light on a particular human rights issue. We will work to find common ground in these spaces, to burst bubbles and break down barriers by using the stories from people with lived experiences as a focus. Spotlights give us opportunity to grow more relationships and tell the human stories which exist beneath the mainstream media coverage on a particular issue.
The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) allowed trans people to legally change their name on their birth certificates. But, as trans rights have advanced globally, it has become clear that there are many problems with the legislation. Many say the process is overly invasive, humiliating and bureaucratic.
We heard from front line workers, charities working with campaigns to make change to these policies because of the human rights of the people in their care, we heard from migrants living in the UK whose lives have been affected by the 'hostile environment.
The UK’s equalities watchdog has found the Labour Party responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination over antisemitism within its ranks.
"I don't know if I'd have been willing to take a chance on the back of a lorry or a dinghy," said Lord Alf Dubs, on whether he feels he would be welcomed if he had made his journey to Britain as a child refugee today.
Studying at university amid the pandemic restrictions is a challenging time for any student. But it can be ever more stressful for those people who, like me, have grown up in care and lack the same strong family network for support.
Modern slavery became a flashpoint this summer after employees at a Leicester clothing factory were revealed to still be working amid the local lockdown for as little as £3.50 an hour. But, as many people across the country spend more time indoors, the number of potential slavery victims being identified has dropped overall.
The debate around reparations for colonialism and slavery has often been an explosive one. Nadine Batchelor-Hunt tells EachOther how debates around colonial restitution are as relevant now as they have ever been.