About James Hitchings-Hales

James is a Digital/Communications Officer at Global Citizen. A devout Welshman based in East London, he adores new music, adventures abroad, and Liverpool Football Club. When he's not studiously tinkering with his Fantasy Football team, he's busy either quoting Kanye West or planning his next ambitious trip away. His favourite things in the world are his labradoodle (called Pandora), Huw Stephens, and everything David Bowie did in the 70's.

Why James Hitchings-Hales is a Global Citizen

Equality is everything. I believe that every human being must aspire to universal common ground, beyond self interest. Feminism, LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter: it must all come together to unite a world often in divisive disarray. We must recognise our privilege, and work with the world to recognise that we're all in this together. We have more in common than that which divides us.

Stories

  1. Article: Rape Case Targets to Be Set in England and Wales Following Record-Low Prosecutions

    Rape Case Targets to Be Set in England and Wales Following Record-Low Prosecutions

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Aug. 10, 2020

    Rape prosecutions and convictions have hit record lows. So the government is intervening. Read more

  2. Article: Britain’s LGBTQ+ Community Face ‘Unbearable’ Mental Health Crisis During Lockdown: Report

    Britain’s LGBTQ+ Community Face ‘Unbearable’ Mental Health Crisis During Lockdown: Report

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Aug. 5, 2020

    The study reveals how people who are LGBTQ+ in the UK have been fighting off depression. Read more

  3. Article: New Campaign Calls for UK Ban on Adverts for Large Cars That Pollute the Planet

    New Campaign Calls for UK Ban on Adverts for Large Cars That Pollute the Planet

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Aug. 4, 2020

    Activists wants to ban adverts for SUVs in the same way that you can no longer promote smoking. Read more

  4. Article: This Landmark Climate Case in Ireland Might Be ‘Huge' for the Rest of Europe Too

    This Landmark Climate Case in Ireland Might Be ‘Huge' for the Rest of Europe Too

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Aug. 4, 2020

    Climate activists took on the government — and won. Read more

  5. Article: Clean Bandit and Global Citizen Team Up to Host an All-Day House Party to Fight World Hunger

    Clean Bandit and Global Citizen Team Up to Host an All-Day House Party to Fight World Hunger

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 30, 2020

    The GRAMMY-winning hitmakers have invited DJs from all over the world to join them. Read more

  6. Article: 7 Artworks From Refugee Women in Isolation During Lockdown in Britain and Beyond

    7 Artworks From Refugee Women in Isolation During Lockdown in Britain and Beyond

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 29, 2020

    Art workshops have been helping vulnerable refugee women deal with extreme stress. Read more

  7. Article: London’s River Thames Is Among the Most Plastic Polluted Rivers in the World

    London’s River Thames Is Among the Most Plastic Polluted Rivers in the World

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 21, 2020

    It’s up there with some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics for any river in the world. Read more

  8. Feature: European Countries Lead the World on Ending Extreme Poverty. But That May Change With COVID-19: SDG Report

    European Countries Lead the World on Ending Extreme Poverty. But That May Change With COVID-19: SDG Report

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Sarah El Gharib|July 21, 2020

    Europe still leads on the Sustainable Development Goals. But some Asian countries might overtake. Read more

  9. Article: DfID Merger Will ‘Severely Impact UK’s Superpower Status’, Finds Cross-Party Inquiry

    DfID Merger Will ‘Severely Impact UK’s Superpower Status’, Finds Cross-Party Inquiry

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 17, 2020

    A report concluded the “rushed” decision will damage the UK's reputation and be “incredibly costly." Read more

  10. Article: Tragic Death of Pregnant British YouTuber Sparks Debate on Racism in Maternal Health Care

    Tragic Death of Pregnant British YouTuber Sparks Debate on Racism in Maternal Health Care

    By James Hitchings-Hales|July 14, 2020

    Nicole Thea, 24, was eight months pregnant when she died with her unborn son. Read more