Author Archives: Ciara Church

Domestic Abuse: the forgotten victims of the pandemic

During the first national lockdown of the pandemic, 1 in every 5 offences were related to domestic abuse. The pandemic has not only accentuated domestic abuse as a societal issue, but it has compounded it and made it increasingly difficult for people to leave the perpetrators of such violence. In 2018 61% of women killed […]

Where do you come from, Where do you go? A look at border controls

A form of regulated borders or ‘border control’ has existed since medieval Europe. In these time’s ‘borders’ equated to the ancient stone walls such as the enclose the city of York and high castle walls. By nature, an exclusionary force these walls were a method of protection against invading bodies but were also used to […]