Sports may offer a strategy to re-integrate young people involved in violent activities back in to society.
Sports can help prevent the involvement of youth in violent extremism.
Low literacy levels are a common contributing factor in Australia’s homeless population. We asked people who have experienced homelessness how poor literacy affected their lives – and what would help.
Growing poverty and unemployment have seen shacklands mushroom in post-apartheid South Africa.
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The country still has a way to go in addressing the challenges of social inequity. But there has been some progress in every sphere of government.
A funeral party wearing matching attire, or aso ebi.
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As the Nigerian tradition of dressing in matching outfits for special events continues to grow in popularity, it brings with it a threat of social exclusion.
Deeyah Khan in White Right: Meeting the Enemy.
This selection of films shows the problem of extremism in its complexity, examining how real people can become radicalised.
Brain scans from three 'radicals'. © Nafees Hamid and Clara Pretus
The process of radicalisation is a complex system that cannot be reduced to the brain, behaviour, or environment. It exists at the intersection of all these elements.
Canada’s new good guide has mean international headlines but is it viable for Canada’s poor and marginalized?
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Canada’s food guide does a great job explaining what we should consume, but it is tailored to the wealthy and the middle class and many on social assistance cannot afford to maintain it.
Over the past five years, one in every four children who died by suicide in Australia was Indigenous.
Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
Barangaroo is a development on Sydney Harbour with strong green credentials, but it’s overwhelmingly the well-off who enjoy the benefits.
Barangaroo is an example of a development with admirable green credentials, but it is also an exclusive precinct that has played a role in displacing the disadvantaged from this part of Sydney.
The socially and ethnically diverse working classes are not being heard. A recent project aims to change that.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Victimisation, fear of reprisal and the need for more police support mean thousands of hate crimes against disabled people go unreported
A spontaneous memorial shrine to an overdose victim in Celestial Lane, Melbourne.
Public memorials to overdose victims might not only shift who we consider worth grieving, but also encourage us to reflect on the nature of memory and mourning, inclusion and exclusion.
Place-making: a seasonal beach in Campus Martius Park, Detroit 2014.
Big ideas and big dollars have been invested in making ‘memorable’ places. Paradoxically, as similar solutions are adapted in diverse settings worldwide, this can lead to an uneasy new placelessness.
A parliamentary report found this group suffers severe exclusion from life and work. But things are getting better.
With so many city dwellers enjoying the benefits of digital connectivity, it is easy to overlook the barriers to access that homeless people face.
We have come to see being digitally connected as part of the fabric of life in the city, but staying connected is a daily struggle for the marginalised and homeless.
Too many older people feel socially excluded.
Older people aren’t all lonely for the same reasons – we need different solutions to help them feel socially included.
Older Australians, women and people with disabilities are at high risk of being excluded from society by poverty and disadvantage.
Measures of household wealth don’t go far enough in identifying those most at risk of being excluded from society, or in explaining the level of exclusion they face.
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Concerns have been raised for some time about the UK government’s “digital by default” approach to welfare reforms. More and more public services are being shifted online and many fear that this will marginalise…
Unemployment is expected to rise in 2014, and some suburbs of Australia will be harder hit than others.
Australians are heading into 2014 with job vacancies falling, and Australian Treasury forecasts and monthly labour force data all pointing to rising levels of unemployment in the year ahead. Some local…