S.T.O.P. Gun and Knife Crime

Alexander Rose is a young Londoner who started the S.T.O.P. (Solve This Ongoing Problem) campaign after he saw friends and family members killed by gun and knife crime. He cites his campaign highlights as:

Getting the support of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Tutu Foundation
Winning an award from the Body Shop
Speaking at schools and youth clubs across London
Watching knives smelted down by the police to make his “key” pendants
Putting on an event at the Ministry of Sound to promote “Education is the Key”

A documentary featuring Alex’s work will be aired on Channel 4 on Mon 11 May at 11:30am (it will also be available to view online on channel 4od).

Check out Alex’s campaign page here

By Marian Dougan

Published by Marian Dougan

Marian is a translator and editor (specialising in web content) currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Marian previously lived in Italy for over 20 years, working as a language teacher, translator and policy analyst with the British Embassy in Rome. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and its Italian-language and ITI Scotnet networks, she is currently Scotnet's Convenor and Deputy Webmaster. From 2003 to 2006 Marian taught translation skills at the Italian Department of Glasgow University and now gives Master Classes as part of the new Masters in Translation Studies course. She also conducts web-writing and usability workshops to help people improve their websites and communicate more effectively with their readers, users and customers. In September 2014 Marian obtained User Experience Certification, with specialisation in Web Design, from the Nielsen Norman Group. She loves language, especially English, and is convinced that learning languages opens up people’s minds and horizons (and increases their brainpower!). To share her enthusiasm, she advises schools and educational authorities on language skills and enterprise. She gives talks to pupils on how to combine language studies with other subjects and so enhance their potential and increase their career options. Marian is an active member of organisations such as: Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI); Association of Scottish Businesswomen; Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. She also loves architecture, design, fashion (British Vogue!), cities and chocolate. She’s a great fan of Twitter and you can also find her on Linkedin.

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