See the FAO official website for details of this year’s theme on healthy diet. UNICEF The State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition They refer to children in the UK as being in a swamp of obesity. OECD has recently published a report The Heavy Burden of Obesity The Economics of Prevention Using microsimulation modelling, this […]
Find out in the latest edition of the Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving report released recently. It is based on over 12,000 interviews of citizens and looks at who gives, the types of charities, methods of giving and why. It also includes data on volunteering trends and purchase of ethical products. The website has a publications library where you […]
New website from Robert Gordon University which aims to map the struggle for the women’s vote in Scotland. It is mapping the region around Aberdeen with the location of suffragist and suffragette activity adding notes on meetings and protests. Details are given of what took place and who was involved. A really great complement to the Mapping […]
Just launched by Columbia University, a searchable web archive of 50th anniversary commemorations of the Stonewall uprising. The Stonewall uprising a key event in LGBT history. Over a hundred US sites have been archived preserving the images and audio-content including interviews with original participants. They include the sites of academic libraries, radio stations, NGOs and […]
4.5 million people are more than 50% below the poverty line, and 7 million people are living in persistent poverty in the UK. Shocking findings this week from the the 2019 annual review of the The Social Metrics Commission an independent Commission formed to develop a new approach to poverty measurement based on actual family […]
30th July was World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The official UN website provides background on the need for the day and related United Nations publications. Other useful sources for facts include: UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018 provides data on types, victims and regional flows. It records that 70% of the detected trafficking victims […]
A new online exhibit from Europeana. It gives a short history of Pride festivals using items such as photos and badges from Europe’s leading library and museum collections.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Library has recently digitised back runs of the Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS) published between 1952 to 1993. The report has been issued by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) since 1952. Each issue includes discussion of social and economic progress with reference to statistical indicators and is therefore […]
The Virtually Queer online oral history archive. This small collection showcases films originally shown at Our Naked Skin, at The Salisbury Arts Centre in 2018. They mainly focus on women activists.
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]