White feminists’ views on Shamima Begum are a failure for all young women of colour

Reaction to the news of Shamima Begum’s loss of her son are still lacking in humanity and empathy, even from white feminists, and as Shaista Aziz writes, that has a real impact on young women of colour A young 19-year-old teenage mother born in Bethnal Green London has lost her third child in the space… Read More

The revoking of Shamima Begum’s citizenship sets a worrying precedent for the children of immigrants

Following her discovery by a British journalist in Syria, The Home Office has written to Shamima Begum’s parents to revoke her British citizenship. Shahnaz Ahsan writes that it is a reminder that children of immigrants will never be British enough. British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has announced that he will be using his special privileges… Read More

Shamima Begum: What does the perfect victim look like?

Following a Times article that describes Shamima Begum as “bloodthirsty and fanatical”  sexual violence trainer and campaigner Sara Amanda asks why is grooming and vulnerability not part of the discussion? Having worked in the area of domestic and sexual violence for nearly 20 years, I doubt strongly that Shamima Begum was groomed for war, it… Read More