Sunday, January 21The Voice of London

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Where do we draw a clear line?

Where do we draw a clear line?

Society
Last week, the Voice of London spoke with Anna Rowe, a mother of two who is running an online petition to pass a legislation tightening UK’s consent laws. The Clear Lines Festival is an annual event that brings together people from various charities and non-profit organisations, sexual assault survivors and media professionals to discuss the issues surrounding the topic of abuse and consent.     Cordelia Morrison, a strategic relationship manager at the London-based charity Tender, spoke about how drama and arts can assist to educate the youth about healthy relationships, gender equality, and consent. While speaking at Clear Lines Festival, Cordelia addressed various issues of sexual abuse such as everyday street harassment, the lack of empathy towards the victims
Re-valuation Revolution

Re-valuation Revolution

Society
The world’s highest-rated Italian chef tackles food waste while reducing hunger and promoting social inclusion. “This place gives us something special: eating with dignity,” tells me Gianpiero, a young man who found himself homeless a few years ago now, while I serve him lunch at the Refettorio Felix. The Refettorio is a community kitchen which originated from the idea of Massimo Bottura, one of the most famous chefs worldwide, to tackle food waste whilst fighting hunger. “We believe sharing a meal does not involve only the food itself, but there are several other aspects that need to be considered.” The idea behind the project is as simple as innovative: by using quality tableware and offering a restaurant-style service, “we want to make each guest feel valued and bring a sense
Can we protect children from exploitation online?

Can we protect children from exploitation online?

Society
Tech giants like Google assured the public that they will take effective action to prevent children being sexually abused online. But will it be enough to protect one of the most vulnerable groups in society? In this digital age, children are increasingly becoming more tech-savvy. However, the easy and often uncontrolled access to the online world might not always be a healthy environment. According to Ofcom, one in five eight to 11-year-olds and seven in ten 12 to 15-year-olds have a social media account. And those young children who use social media without adult supervision or guidance are more likely to be exposed to the dangers of the dark-net.   Earlier today, the Guardian reported that “Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread critici
Empty water bottle? Soon you’ll be able to refill it in London’s parks and public squares

Empty water bottle? Soon you’ll be able to refill it in London’s parks and public squares

Society
Sadiq Khan wants to implement bottle refill stations across the capital to tackle plastic waste. We looked into how much plastic is in fact wasted each year and what difference the new refill-your-bottle-options could make. Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to roll out a new network of water fountains and bottle-refill stations across London to reduce the number of wasted single-use plastic bottles and cups in the capital, the Guardian reported yesterday. On Twitter, the news was gladly received. https://twitter.com/JLLupstream/status/937638360209817600 The plan of placing refill stations in parks and other public spaces, such as town centres and shopping malls, is an effort to work towards the Mayor's campaign pledge to increase recycling in London to 65% of the total waste produced by 2
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