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The Faces We Fail to See – FACES Conference

“The things you talked about make such sense but I had never thought about them in this way. Excited about sharing with colleagues.” “It was uncomfortable at times but in a good way. It has given me much food for thought. Thank you FACES!” Our 2019 conference brought people from local mosques, churches, charities, community … Continue reading The Faces We Fail to See – FACES Conference

“Invitation to Brave Space” – Let’s talk about racism

I recently wrote in response to the Quilliam Foundation’s report on CSE. I asserted then, as I continue to do so, that to racialise both victims and perpetrators of CSE is damaging and exposes all our children and young people to harm. I mentioned an encounter I had with a young, Pakistani Muslim woman - … Continue reading “Invitation to Brave Space” – Let’s talk about racism

Shamima Begum: Children, Grooming and Consent

This week, the Times published an article which documented the story of Shamima Begum, one of the three 15-year-old girls from Britain who travelled together to Syria around 4 years ago. The journalist, Anthony Loyd, had traced Shamima to a refugee camp in Syria. Heavily pregnant at the time of the interview, the now 19-year-old … Continue reading Shamima Begum: Children, Grooming and Consent

The Best Men Can Be. Can we have a conversation?

A recent advert by Gillette highlighted a range of issues that have been receiving increasingly widespread attention. The ad has been met with both praise and criticism by men and women from across different social and religious representations. It includes video footage of media coverage of the #MeToo movement that saw women and men speak … Continue reading The Best Men Can Be. Can we have a conversation?