Inequality and Social Disadvantage
Inequality and social disadvantage are a human rights issue. The less opportunity or access a person has, the less able they are to participate in the world as it changes and grows, ultimately leaving them behind.
We want to know what you think about inequality and social disadvantage in London. Do you have any examples of it in your own life, or have you experienced it in your community? Whatever this theme means to you, this is your opportunity to let your views be heard through your photography and digital art.
Key links: Trust for London, Rights Info.
Freedom and Civil Liberties
When you think of freedom, what first comes to mind? Probably democracy, the right to choose and have a say over your own body, freedom of religion, freedom of political association and so much more.
We're interested in your views around freedom of expression and what you think the barriers are to personal freedom today. there are laws in place that allow a lot of freedoms but cultural and societal barriers may be stopping you and the people around you from being able to express yourself as you really want to. How free are we?
Key links: Liberty
Homelessness and Displacement
It isn't all coffee shops and indie art galleries, there are very real consequences of gentrification being experienced everyday. The removal of people from the areas they have known all of their lives leads to physical stress in the form of homelessness as well as emotional and mental health issues.
What do you see in your community? What has been the effect of gentrification on your own life or on the lives of the people you know. Maybe it hasn't affected you personally, but you are aware of the unintended cost of your new favourite coffee shop. Tell your story.
Key links: The Guardian, Crisis
Living with Period Poverty
Approximately 80,000 girls aged 16-24 experience period poverty each year. That means there are 80,000 girls each year who experience the shame and stigma that is associated with the inability to afford sanitary products during their period.
What is your understanding of Period Poverty and the Period Positive movement? What do you think the effects are of period poverty or shame about period on the girls and non-binary people in your community?
Key links: Mayor of London, Plan UK