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25 May ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

  Mindfulness for prisoners You may have heard of mindfulness, a popular meditation practice, which encourages people to live in the moment, become more grounded, self-aware and 'present'. What you may not have heard is that mindfulness is now being taught to dangerous offenders held in the UK's eight high-security prisons. Mindfulness...

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23 May Community-Based Crime Prevention for Dummies : how to join forces with your neighbours

By Antonia Gambineri, VSM Intern Neighbourhood Watch schemes are implemented in several countries worldwide in order to enhance unity, feelings of safety and belonging in a community and get local citizens involved in crime prevention. In many localities, volunteers from the community, or street pastors like in...

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18 May ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

  Mercer, one of the world's most renowned HR companies, publishes Quality of Life Index featuring the cities that offer the best quality of life worldwide. Political and social environment - namely safety, crime levels, the reliability of political institutions; socio-cultural factors such as censorship; medical and...

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27 Apr ‘Did you know?’ Thursdays

The American Association of University Women defines workplace sexual harassment as any “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.” In 2016, the British Trade Unions Congress (TUC) in collaboration with the 'Everyday Sexism Project' surveyed working women...

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