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The Bystander Effect

  The Bystander Effect The Bystander Effect takes place when you have many people witnessing an emergency or crisis event and assume that since so many people are around, someone else will handle the situation. The psychologists behind the bystander effect are Bibb Latané and John Darley, famous for their theory on what happened to … Continue reading The Bystander Effect

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Happy Valentine’s…? Valentines Day isn’t hearts and flowers for everyone

‘But I love you!’ Hearing this after an abusive incident can counter-act the abuse that took place.  It can cause some victims to put the hurt, the chaos, those feelings of unworthiness to one side to give their partner another chance. When you hear the words ‘domestic abuse’ you might visualise a woman being pushed … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s…? Valentines Day isn’t hearts and flowers for everyone

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Tackling FGM in Scotland

Tackling FGM in Scotland Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting is a form of violence against women which does affect women living in Scotland. It’s an abuse of the human rights of women and girls, and as such, Amina has worked on this issue any times over the years. We are listed as a source of … Continue reading Tackling FGM in Scotland

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Victim-blaming and revenge p*rn in Nina is Not OK

Victim-blaming and revenge p*rn in Nina is Not OK Content note: Sexual violence This week is Book Week Scotland and we’re still in the #16days of activism. I recently read a book which is such a good read – funny and full of drama – as well as covering some of the issues which we … Continue reading Victim-blaming and revenge p*rn in Nina is Not OK

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Street harassment in India, and in Scotland

Street harassment in India, and in Scotland “I’m Anna, from India. In Kerala where I grew up, in the South of India, street harassment, and harassment on public transport are big issues. When I was young, I used to get lifts from my dad often. When I was on the bus, there were incidents of … Continue reading Street harassment in India, and in Scotland

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