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LGB Alliance and Trans Rights: should LGB Alliance have been awarded charitable status?

Posted on: 17 May 2021 | Category: Blog

The rainbow flag crossed with the trans flag

The Charity Commission has recently registered the controversial group LGB Alliance as a charity, despite receiving many formal objections. We sat down with Dr Mike Homfray, who leads Sociology module 'Sexualities in Society', to discuss this decision and to learn a little more about the history of the Trans Rights movement.

The Tory Policing Bill 2021: continuities in revanchism and denial

Posted on: 16 April 2021 | Category: Blog

A woman protesting Police brutality holds a sign reading 'They came with flowers you came with force'. From Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

The controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill has been a topic of debate since it was made public in March. Since then, a wave of #KillTheBill demonstrations have taken place across the country, as protestors worry the Bill could impose tighter restrictions on the right to protest. Dr Roy Coleman and Beka Mullin-McCandlish discuss the Bill and the crisis of authority embroiling the UK.

World Autism Month 2021 - Children, Autism and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on: 9 April 2021 | Category: Blog

Autism Awareness balloon image

April 2 marked the 14th anniversary that the day was designated as World Autism Awareness Day by the United Nations (UN). Aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, autism friendly and educational events will take place throughout the month of April. We take this opportunity to discuss the prevalence of autism and in particular the research that has been done at Liverpool to highlight in particular the legal challenges children with autism face in the context of accessing their educational and health care rights.

Starting Wars Over Climate Change

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Category: Blog

Climate Crisis Pollution photo by Patrick Hendry 684x355

As we isolate in our homes, socialise over Zoom and forward virtual hugs to one another, we have watched a virus sweep the world, indiscriminately causing devastation. Viruses do not care for territorial borders. Unfortunately, neither do the effects of climate change - all states are open to ‘attack’.

The Right to Health – A Crucial Framework for Responding to COVID 19

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Category: Blog

Hospital Ward image by Daan Stevens on Unsplash

It is now over a year since the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and we have all been affected to a greater or lesser degree by the measures taken to address the spread of this terrible disease.

International Women's Day - Butterfly Moments

Posted on: 10 March 2021 | Category: Blog

As part of our reflection on International Women's Day, which took place on Monday (8th March), we shine a spotlight on Jayne, a member of our Professional Services Team in the School of Law and Social Justice. We have taken an opportunity to look at how she has been impacted by the pandemic, and the unique way that she has turned the challenges of the last year, and the opportunities of the wellbeing programmes offered by the University, to her advantage.

International Women's Day - Reflections

Posted on: 8 March 2021 | Category: Blog

Today (8th March) marks International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, with the theme focusing on #ChooseToChallenge. This year’s blog provides us with an opportunity to reflect on all that has happened in the previous year, and how our contributors have dealt with and responded to the challenges presented to them, and other women, throughout the pandemic.

Responding to the Shadow Pandemic

Posted on: 5 March 2021 | Category: Blog

As we look towards International Women's Day on 8th March, we take a look at the research being undertaken by Prof Sandra Walklate, Prof Barry Godfrey and Dr Jane Richardson looking at the impacts that the pandemic has had since March 2020 on domestic abuse towards women. This years theme of #ChooseToChallenge ties in with their research project, The Shadow Pandemic and how they are challenging the impacts of the pandemic to help the women of domestic abuse.

International Sex Workers’ Rights Day

Posted on: 2 March 2021 | Category: Blog

Gemma Ahearne providing a tour around dance clubs

What is so special about the 3rd of March? Well it happens to be International Sex Workers’ Rights Day (and my birthday). It also marks 19 years of my own involvement with the sex industry.

Petconsent February 2021 blog - Research on consultations involving euthanasia

Posted on: 26 February 2021 | Category: Blog

Black and white photo of a cat by Daniil Smirnov on Unsplash

This month, Carol Gray’s Petconsent blog takes a slight detour from shared decision-making between vets and clients in general consultations to explore end-of-life conversations. Carol received funding from the BVA Animal Welfare Foundation for a short research project on consultations involving euthanasia.

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    LGB Alliance and Trans Rights: should LGB Alliance have been awarded charitable status?

    Posted on: 17 May 2021 | Category: Blog

    The rainbow flag crossed with the trans flag

    The Charity Commission has recently registered the controversial group LGB Alliance as a charity, despite receiving many formal objections. We sat down with Dr Mike Homfray, who leads Sociology module 'Sexualities in Society', to discuss this decision and to learn a little more about the history of the Trans Rights movement.

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