The British Psychological Society is calling for a language change, from 'obese people' to 'people living with obesity'. But using the word obesity can reinforce rather than prevent stigma.
The myth that children grow out of autism can prevent parents from seeing and accepting their child as the wonderful human being they are and recognising their strengths.
How to support students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate the inherent value of engaging one another in close friendships remains a question for educators.
Media coverage often uses the label 'homeless' in ways that link the plight of tens of thousands of Australians to criminality. But a homeless person is much more likely to be vulnerable than violent.
One year ago, Ellen Maud Bennett asked women of size to make her death from cancer matter -- by advocating for their own health.
We don't know the exact path towards radicalisation, so giving teachers signs to look for is dangerous.
Christchurch is now inextricably associated with the mass shootings at two mosques in which 50 people died. So what can a city do when its name become synonymous with such an event?
Sierra Leone has declared a national emergency to combat rape and sexual violence.
Targeted health campaigns can actually leave local people with a greater sense of shame – without helping them kick unhealthy habits.
Awareness campaigns can only go so far to stopping the stigmatization of mental health. Change occurs once we stop shaming ourselves and others for our bias.
Chhaupadi, the practice of exiling menstruating women and girls from their home, often to a cow shed, is still practised in some areas of Western Nepal.
Researchers from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS share the latest research on HIV prevention, treatment and stigma.
The tombstone, revolver and grim reaper imagery of the 1980s and early 1990s have cast a long shadow.
Introducing companion animals to South African prisoners and encouraging them to write could aid their rehabilitation.
Research shows that Aspirin could reduce the number of HIV infections in women at high risk for HIV, such as Kenyan female sex workers.
Art can be a powerful means to confront and subvert stigma around menstruation.
Art is no cure all. But it can open up new spaces for us to ask new questions.
In Uganda stand-alone clinics for HIV treatment persist because of stigma and overcrowding.
The continued prevalence of fat stigma and shaming needs to be challenged.
The hostile environment that marginalised people find themselves in serves as a source of constant stress.