Articles about 'poverty'

Marching against austerity with the Feminist Bloc

Jade Moulds blogs about her experiences protesting with other women against the cuts to services and support, and why feminists need to get involved in opposing planned cuts that will leave many women more vulnerable.

Guest Blogger // 2 August 2015

Categories: Blog

Displaying drug costs on prescription items is another attack on the vulnerable

Some prescription drugs are to be labelled with their cost to the NHS and the phrase "funded by the UK taxpayer". D H Kelly explains why this is a discriminatory and unnecessary move

D H Kelly // 6 July 2015

Categories: Blog

More reviews from EdFringe

We finish our theatre reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 with a handful more on plays about body image, poverty and sex work

Shoshana Devora // 27 August 2014

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Kirstie Allsopp and myths about women’s choices

D H Kelly discusses Kirstie Allsopp's recent recommendations that women should not go to university but instead focus on buying a home and having children as soon as possible

D H Kelly // 3 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 20 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 16 September 2013

Categories: Blog

Fighting anti-immigrant racism in the UK

Chitra Nagarajan reflects on the UK's history of racism towards immigrants - as well as the positive benefits of immigration - in light of recent Home Office targeting of immigrants and black people, and explains what we can do to fight back

Guest Blogger // 14 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Why you should care about the bedroom tax

Hilary Wardle explains why the bedroom tax, which comes into force today, is nothing more than an attack on poor people, designed to further demonise benefit claimants

Guest Blogger // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Caring and living in poverty

Suzanna, a lesbian and single mother, currently on benefits, talks to Anastasia Richardson about the effects of poverty

Anastasia Richardson // 4 February 2013

Categories: Activism, Class, Features, Interviews, Politics and Current Affairs

Welcome to the world?

Chrissy D reviews a documentary about the impact of poverty on childbirth around the globe, presented by DocHouse as part of Why Poverty? series, and calls for maternal health to be taken more seriously everywhere

Chrissy // 17 November 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

George Osborne vs. single mums

Diane Cawsey on why George Osborne must stop attacking single mums

Guest Blogger // 19 October 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

Socially conscious hip-hop co-produced by Sugar Hill founder Sylvia Robinson

Holly Combe // 28 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Sex, choice and control: what violence has to do with family planning

It’s sort of unbelievable that millions of women and girls around the world are having to have sex and bear children when they don’t want to. The UN and others...

zohra // 27 June 2012

Categories: Blog

Pretending to be poor

Philippa writes about the problems with charity's campaign to get people to pretend to be poor for 5 days to experience what it is like to live in poverty.

Philippa Willitts // 11 April 2012

Categories: Blog

Are you a neighbour from hell? You might be surprised.

Philippa writes about a speech in which Prime Minister David Cameron bemoans poverty as a cause of societal problems. She suspects it may be the other way round.

Philippa Willitts // 25 February 2012

Categories: Blog

Childcare costs hold us all back

The results of Save the Children’s survey into childcare costs have been making headlines today. They reveal that middle and lower income parents are being forced into debt by childcare...

Laura // 7 September 2011

Categories: Blog

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