Why the backlash over Emma Watson’s speech highlights a deeper problem

Earlier this week, actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, gave a speech to launch the United Nation's HeForShe campaign. In her speech, she highlighted the inequality and gender stereotypes that are experienced by both males and females, as she called for men to join the fight for global equality.  She also raised the … Continue reading Why the backlash over Emma Watson’s speech highlights a deeper problem

The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign

With the continuous reports of knife crime and youth violence, public awareness and youth centred organisations or initiatives are growing in importance.  These are necessary to not only prevent violent youth crimes, but also to engage the young people of this generation. The One Minute in May campaign was set up to "confront the ever-growing … Continue reading The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign

University students need more emotional support

We are continuing to read about the increase of mental health issues among young people in the news, particularly on the subjects of suicide and self harm.  The focus on mental and emotional health is forcing us to realise that more action needs to be taken and I think that it is urging the government … Continue reading University students need more emotional support

What does fun mean for young people?

With young people returning to school, college or university this month, fun may not be at the forefront of their minds (although it is said that there is a lot of fun to be had at university).  However, there is  a lot of fun to be had during term time and some young individuals may … Continue reading What does fun mean for young people?