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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.”

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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”

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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”

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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-
Obesity: A growing problem for England

Obesity: A growing problem for England

Health, Investigations, Specials
Almost two-thirds of adults (64%) in England are overweight or obese, a recent study by the NHS has found. The study also found that almost a third (30%) of children aged 2-15 were overweight or obese, with 17% of them who were obese. Tracy Parker, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation told the Voice of London that the findings paint a “troubling picture of people living in poor health” due to a range of lifestyle factors, including smoking and an unhealthy diet. She said it is “especially concerning that obese children are more likely to be obese adults”, as this, coupled with “spiralling diabetes rates” could lead to “thousands more people suffering heart attacks and strokes in the coming years." Mrs Parker believes that “greater availability of cheap calorie d
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