$1 a week: the bitter poverty of child sugarcane workers in Zimbabwe

The blistering sun beats mercilessly on the Mukwasine sugar plantations near Chiredzi, in south-east Zimbabwe. It is Sunday morning and the soothing sound of hymns reverberate from a nearby church. For most of...

New altruists: the hairdresser, plumber and beautician who work for free

Haircuts for rough sleepers. Beauty treatments for cancer patients. Boilers for disabled people. A wave of specialists are providing skills – and hope – for those in need. Read the full article on this link...

There could be more than 22,000 homeless young people this Christmas

Thousands of vulnerable young people face being left homeless in the weeks leading up to Christmas, a charity has warned. Centrepoint said more than 22,000 16 to 25-year-olds in England could find themselves...

Welcome to the Vulnerability 360 website. We want to engage in an exploration of what constitutes vulnerability in its broadest sense and, in doing that, to challenge the predominant assumptions of neo-liberal social policy which sees the poor, the marginalized and the disenfranchised as the architects of their own misfortune.

Latest News

The Children’s Future Food Inquiry

The Children’s Future Food Inquiry’s final report and young people’s #Right2Food Charter were published on April 25th 2019. The young Food Ambassador’s campaign film is available here.

Latest Articles

Are we turning back the clock on LGBTQ+ rights?

Recent events in Birmingham and Manchester are a stark reminder that in 2019 same-sex relationships are still highly contested among some people. I was born in 1975 and there has been a seismic shift in attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in my lifetime...

Latest Reviews

Rise Up! The Art of Protest by Jo Rippon

Author Jo Rippon has worked in with Amnesty International to develop a book, ostensibly for a teen market, that introduces its readers to the idea of protest and social movements for justice. However, I would like to say that this is very definitely...

Tin Boy by Steve Cole

Steve Cole’s new book for Barrington Stoke, Tin Boy, is brave, committed and necessary. It’s a story of poverty, corporate exploitation, child labour, survival and the hope of a better future. Set in Indonesia, it features Tono and his family who...

It’s A No-Money Day by Kate Milner

Wow. This book has completely floored me. It’s an emotional, sensitive, heart-rending but, in its own way, beautiful book. Of course, it’s always difficult to use a word like ‘beautiful’ about a book that is about the grinding, terrible nature of...

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