Liz Derouet reviews The Mediterranean. It’s an incredibly powerful picture book (17 words long) that needs to be in every secondary library.
Category Archives: Violence
The No Excuse for Abuse campaign aims to raise awareness of non-physical abuse and make it clear there is never an excuse for any type of abuse against women. It is an initiative of Our Watch and funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Service
A thought provoking investigation by NPR is reported here.
What is bystander intervention? “Bystander intervention” refers to the actions we take in order to keep spaces free from harassment and hate—something we all have a responsibility to do. Harassment is purposeful and repeated conduct that is unwanted and known to be offensive. Harassment, in the context of this introductory training, is different from microaggressions. Both are unquestionably harmful and offensive, but there is a distinction in terms of intent of the perpetrator; harassment is purposefully and explicitly meant to threaten, intimidate, and/or denigrate another person, while microaggressions do not carry the same explicit intent. Bystander intervention is about making sure people are safe from harassment and hate—not about educating the perpetrators.
Read more of this great presentation here.
A great thought provoking post on how we each are responsible for combating hate: One month on: the role of information literacy in the wake of the Christchurch Mosque Attack
Incredibly wise words from Christopher Cliffe RN, Chief Executive Officer of CRANA plus in response to the horrendous attack in New Zealand:
Extremisms, violence, and hate must not find a place to survive in our world. Diversity is a precious gift, our strength and something we must protect and celebrate.
Eliza Grace Quinn’s response to another murder of a young woman in Melbourne raises the issue Is It Safe Here for Them?
Read this piece and reflect on how far we have not yet come in providing a society where everyone is safe from violence.
SheDecides is a global political movement driving change, fuelled by actions in communities, with young people at its heart.
We are united by the belief in the right of every girl and every woman, everywhere, to make the decisions only she should make. We are committed to a world where SheDecides. Without question.
I recently posted about “He’s mean because he likes you here” because I experienced such behaviours all through my schooling. I was the one who was developing way ahead of my peers, I stood out, I was the target for mean boys. I step in when I see this sort of behaviour now, it’s unacceptable harassment but growing up as I did in the 1970’s and conditioned by society to be a quiet girl I had to suffer through this harassment because the old lines were used on me and fool that I was, I believed it.
So when I saw this Cover Reveal: MAYBE HE JUST LIKES YOU by Barbara Dee, I was heartened. Here is a book that explores this harassment, and deals with all the issues I and countless others have had to deal with growing up.