Posts tagged ‘Laws’

November 22, 2012

Anti Bullying Week

Schools across the country have been actively participating in anti-bullying week and adopting strategies and measures to reach zero tolerance.

 

How many workplaces are doing the same? I am yet to come across any despite 35% reporting bullying at work.

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November 22, 2012

Equality And The Church

Earlier this week, the Anglican Synod voted against women being ordained as Bishops. The result cause dismay and disbelief amongst fellow clergy, some of whom are women, and worshipers as the traditional and orthodox views were carried out.

There was one question in particular that struck me. Why is the Church of England not subject to the same employment equality laws as every other organisation in the country?

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November 15, 2012

Fatal Anti Abortion Law

The devastating death of Savita Halappanavar needs to make Ireland stand up and change its anti-abortion laws. The tragedy here is that government religious legislation ruled over medical sense.

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August 21, 2012

Blasphemy

An 11 year old girl, Rifta Masih, with Down Syndrome could face the death penalty in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy. Mehdi Hasan reported in Huffington Post that the child was arrested for burning pages from the Quran. The police say she was arrested for her own safety as approximately 500 people gathered outside her home in outrage.

This is the legacy of General Zia Ul Haq who brought in these laws in the 1980’s to wage war in Afghanistan and to take a harder stance against India. It is not a divine-mandate, as seen by some Pakistanis.

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August 14, 2012

Open All Hours

Sunday shoppers have been privileged with unregulated opening hours during the past fortnight and it is continuing until after the Para Olympics. The Coalition government believe this to be a positive way in boosting the British economy and are seeking to change store opening times on Sunday to comply with the rest of the week forever.

Isn’t 6 hours of shopping enough on a Sunday? Do we really need shops to open longer so that we can consume?

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January 30, 2012

Smacking

Has anti-smacking laws created a lawless society? David Lammy MP certainly think so. In fact, in an article for the Guardian, he goes as far as to say that the riots last August are a result of working class parents not being able to physically discipline their children and doing so would prevent them from joining gangs and entering into knife crime.

How?

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May 23, 2011

Dare To Drive

Saudi Arabia will be experiencing a social revolution, on June 17th,  from women who are campaigning for their right to drive. At the centre of the promotion of the campaign is Manal Alsharif’s video of herself driving on You Tube, here seen through ScarceMedia.

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May 18, 2011

The Big Society in Action

Political correspondent Nick Robinson hosted an interesting documentary called “The Street That Cut Everything” on BBC on Monday night. This was Prime Minister David Cameron’s Big Society in action.

A street in Preston conceded council services for 6 weeks. As a community, they had to run everything from rubbish collection to graffiti cleaning, benefits support to planning issues.

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