About James Hitchings-Hales

James is a Digital/Communications Assistant 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: England Faces 'Jaws of Death' in 25 Years With Water Shortages From Climate Change
    Water & Sanitation

    England Faces 'Jaws of Death' in 25 Years With Water Shortages From Climate Change

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 19, 2019

    The Environment Agency just sent its biggest warning yet that England could run out of water. Read more

  2. Article: 5 World-Changing Aid Groups That Could Do With a Bit of Love Right Now
    AdvocacyCitizenship

    5 World-Changing Aid Groups That Could Do With a Bit of Love Right Now

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 18, 2019

    Another day, another attack on international aid. Let’s focus on the truth. Read more

  3. Article: UK Aid Helped Halve Domestic Violence in DRC in Less Time Than Britain Took to Deal With Brexit
    AdvocacyGirls & Women

    UK Aid Helped Halve Domestic Violence in DRC in Less Time Than Britain Took to Deal With Brexit

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 15, 2019

    A UK aid-funded project reduced violence against women by more than half. Read more

  4. Article: At Least 49 Dead in New Zealand Terror Attack on 2 Mosques
    Citizenship

    At Least 49 Dead in New Zealand Terror Attack on 2 Mosques

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Madeleine Keck|March 15, 2019

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it’s among the country’s “darkest days.” Read more

  5. Article: This Country's First-Ever March Against Sexual Violence Just Broke an Abusive Silence
    Girls & Women

    This Country's First-Ever March Against Sexual Violence Just Broke an Abusive Silence

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 14, 2019

    The demonstration came after sexual harassment was officially made illegal. Read more

  6. Article: Britain on Its Way to Be Powered by Renewables More Than Fossil Fuels for First Time in History
    Environment

    Britain on Its Way to Be Powered by Renewables More Than Fossil Fuels for First Time in History

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 8, 2019

    A new deal means that renewable energy will overtake fossil fuels in the UK. Read more

  7. Article: UK Government Fracking Rules Are ‘Unlawful’ and Fail to Consider Science, Says High Court
    Environment

    UK Government Fracking Rules Are ‘Unlawful’ and Fail to Consider Science, Says High Court

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 6, 2019

    Anti-fracking activists just took on the British government — and won. Read more

  8. Article: The 1975 Use BRIT Stage to Make Stinging Comment on Misogyny in the Music Industry
    Girls & Women

    The 1975 Use BRIT Stage to Make Stinging Comment on Misogyny in the Music Industry

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 21, 2019

    The band quoted an article by Laura Snapes, criticising the rampant sexism in indie music. Read more

  9. Article: British Children in Poverty Could Soon Hit ‘Record High’
    Citizenship

    British Children in Poverty Could Soon Hit ‘Record High’

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 20, 2019

    It’s already bad — but a new report says it could soon get a whole lot worse. Read more

  10. Article: Britain Has Unveiled Its New Plastics Plan: 3 Key Things to Know
    Environment

    Britain Has Unveiled Its New Plastics Plan: 3 Key Things to Know

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 19, 2019

    Here’s what the government has suggested to tackle plastic pollution. Read more