Tagged: United Kingdom

NEWS: Scotland: Alcohol Industry Loses In Court

The Scotch Whisky Association has lost its legal challenge against the Scottish government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol. A judge at the Court of Session in Edinburgh has ruled that ministers have the power to introduce the measure to protect public health…

BLOG: Together For Women And Girls

Gender-based violence is one the gravest Human Rights violations on the face of the earth and yet it is such an abstract term. It’s so abstract that it makes empathy difficult when using it – like many other words that are more concepts to talk about reality, a reality so harsh, that those concepts perpetually fail to also convey the reality they represent. Collateral damage, extreme poverty, xenophobia, gender-based violence…

BLOG: ‘E’ As In Everywhere

What’s absurd and somewhat disturbing about this tale is not the fact that 17-year-old University students take drugs. We know that – that’s no news. What surprised me, though, was how casually it all happened. It was as if they were talking about chocolate cookies, politely offering friends a sip of their tea in the midst of a conversation about TV series or last week’s lectures…