In the last few decades there has been a growing criticism of the mental health and social
care services available to users, this includes those from minority ethnic and refugee groups
in the UK. This has resulted in the rise of user groups and forums to put forward their
agenda’s and challenge the very structure and provision available.
A fusion of linguistic, religious and ethnic groups with rich, diverse roots and intersecting histories make up South Africa. However, the literature on most of the smaller groups tends to be thin and uneven and often tends to relegate them to the margins of the country’s major narratives. This innovative study introduces readers to a fascinating world of linguistic, religious and cultural politics in the South African port city of Durban from around 1950, the world of the Arabic Study Circle.
No one is immune from the risk of abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates
that 818,000 elderly Americans were victims of domestic abuse in 1994.
There are far
fewer data on lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual (LGTB) victimization. However, the
available literature suggests similarly high rates for LGTB adolescent and adult
with higher rates in male same-sex relationships than female.