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Blog post: Home should be a safe place - for us all

Blog post: Home should be a safe place - for us all
Blog article by Chief Commissioner Dr Michael Wardlow

It was just another headline, in danger of being lost amongst other competing stories. “Racist attacks force pregnant mother and family to flee home”. But it wasn’t just another headline as its content railed against two key values that we claim to be central in a democratic society.

Home should be a safe place and pregnant women should be protected and feel safe. I can’t begin to imagine what must have gone through the mind of this woman, the mother of a young family, as she tried to come to terms with the event.

“What if I had been at home with my young children at the time?  Why did they pick me, what did I ever do to them?”

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