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The football hidden in your fashion

The football hidden in your fashion

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Sport
All around the country, there’s a fashion revolution taking place. You might absolutely hate football but take one look through your wardrobe and you’ll see that your fashion has been influenced by the beautiful game. You may not own any football shirts but a common trend in the fashion world at the moment is using the templates of football shirts. Major high street brands like Urban Outfitters stock plenty of these kinds of T-shirts. To you, they may just be a pretty nice shirt, but to football fans, it’s easy to see the influence. We decided to see if members of the public would therefore wear football shirts when out socialising with friends. Most said no, but the common theme was that there is a bit of a trend growing around sportswear. This was echoed by Classic Football Shir
Faces of discrimination: “It’s shocking because you don’t expect it to happen.”

Faces of discrimination: “It’s shocking because you don’t expect it to happen.”

Featured, Investigations, Podcasts, Specials, UK
Religious hate crime has risen by 40% in England and Wales – and more than half is directed at Muslims. A writer, who wishes to remain anonymous, agreed to be interviewed by the Voice of London; her family are among those who have faced Islamophobic discrimination, even though they do not actively practice any religion. But discrimination found its way in.   Her husband is of Sudanese heritage, and they have two young sons together. They live in a rural, coastal community, which she describes as “one of the least diverse places in the UK.” Here, she says, they are in the minority as a mixed race family. During a phone call with the Voice of London, she started sharing her story “when you come up against something like this, it’s shocking because you don't expect it to happen.” For th
Faces of discrimination: “They assume because I’m black, I can’t be in a senior role”

Faces of discrimination: “They assume because I’m black, I can’t be in a senior role”

Featured, Investigations, Podcasts, Specials
A melting pot of cultures with more than 300 languages spoken and 200 different countries represented, a population of nearly nine million inhabitants, London is a city of everyone, for everyone. Or so we'd like to think.  A recent report conducted by Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) looked at the state of equality and human rights in Britain analysing multiple areas such as education, work, health and living standards. Voice of London made a summary below with the key findings: There are constant efforts of bringing racial inequality to the lowest stage possible, however, at the moment, data show a disappointing reality that Black, Asian and minority ethnic citizens across the UK have to face every day. This is the reason why we came up with the idea of creating
Faces of discrimination: “It was really quite nasty”

Faces of discrimination: “It was really quite nasty”

Featured, Investigations, Podcasts, Specials
It's not a cliché that we're still talking about discrimination in 2018. If we are to quote the latest Global Gender Gap Report , we haven't progressed at all in the past ten years. The UK joins Slovakia and the Czech Republic among the other EU states that had not produced any significant change in reducing the levels of inequality when it comes to income, education, health, workplace or political engagement. Based on the current trends, it will take another century for the overall global gender gap to be closed, the study further shows. Listen to the first episode of our new podcast, Faces of Discrimination, where we will be talking about ongoing conversations about discrimination that shouldn't be forgotten. This one is on gender.   https://soundcloud.com/teodora-
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