Category Archives: humanitarian

The EU Must Question Their Priorities Over Women

It’s every parent’s nightmare, and my heart goes out to the Reids, The Connolleys, the Trups and the Gees, desperately thinking out ways to help their children who ventured abroad. We mothers still regard daughters as childlike, the rest of … Continue reading

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Why We Must Boycot the Latvian Site Ask.Fm.

When I was a child, trolls were toys. They had small plastic bodies and brightly coloured  nylon hair that stood up on end.  They were ugly, but kind of cute. And harmless, though, apparently, if you hid them in people’s … Continue reading

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Is the EU ready for Sexual Exploitation?

Some things are better left unsaid, is a known fixed expression. Child sexual abuse just one of them.  Up until ten years ago, very little research at all had been done on it. So it’s hard to know whether the … Continue reading

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World Kindness Moves In A New Direction

On June 13th 1963 the president of Tokyo University Dr Seiji Kaya gave a stirring address. Disappointed by being pushed and shoved on the bus to get there, and other acts of uncouth and self-centred behaviour, he urged his students … Continue reading

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London 2011: Are We Kind Enough, We Asked?

As she helped me conceive it back in the early summer, it was disappointing that Lucy Windmill was absent in hospital on November 10th when the London 2011: Are We Kind Enough? Conference was held at Somerset House. She’d broken … Continue reading

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Small Kindness Needs Help

The Small Kindness Movement of Japan was begun in March 1963 by the President of Tokyo University, Dr. Seiji Kaya. Their motto is “Let’s practice whatever kindness we can offer, so that it will become the habit of our society.” … Continue reading

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The Secret of Good Comedy: Helping People

How comedians can help us cope with bullying Continue reading

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