Thursday, 1 November 2018

'Curing Violence. How can be we become a less violent society?'

It's always great to hear what our VCD students are doing alongside their studying. Whitney Iles is the CEO of Project 507, a social enterprise that challenges systemic conditions that generate violence and develops positive peace. She has long-term experience as a practitioner in the sector of serious youth violence. Whitney writes for the Huffington and Guardian and is in the second year of her part-time degree.

This week Whitney shared the news of the publication of the book "Curing Violence. How can we become a less violent society?" and her chapter, entitled "The Social Context of Violence." In this chapter Whitney draws on her experience of working with youth violence to examine the ways in which violence is escalated, sometimes by attempts to reduce it. She advocates being more curious about and analytical of violence as ways to address these unintended outcomes.

State-sanctioned sexual violence against women in the Egyptian revolution

Following from last week's post, this is another video submitted as a piece of group work by some of last year's MSc VCD students....