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: You Took Action to Protect UK Aid in the Cabinet Reshuffle. And It Worked!
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    You Took Action to Protect UK Aid in the Cabinet Reshuffle. And It Worked!

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 14, 2020

    The Department for International Development (DfID) isn’t going anywhere. Read more

  2. Article: 5 Beautiful Love Letters From Young Global Citizens About Vaccines
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    5 Beautiful Love Letters From Young Global Citizens About Vaccines

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Helen Lock|Feb. 14, 2020

    "Vaccines = Love." Read more

  3. Article: The Extraordinary Story of How One Man Sued the Pope — On Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast

    The Extraordinary Story of How One Man Sued the Pope — On Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 12, 2020

    Listen to Hozier and Colm O'Gorman talk about how love can conquer all. Read more

  4. Article: British Sister of 'Honour Killing' Victim Urges UK to Ban Child Marriage

    British Sister of 'Honour Killing' Victim Urges UK to Ban Child Marriage

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 6, 2020

    England and Wales still allows 16 and 17-year-olds with parental consent. Read more

  5. Article: 6 Facts About Billionaires You Definitely Need to Know

    6 Facts About Billionaires You Definitely Need to Know

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 5, 2020

    Our new campaign calls on billionaires to help the fight to end extreme poverty. Read more

  6. Article: The UK Just Brought the Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars Forward By 5 Years

    The UK Just Brought the Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars Forward By 5 Years

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 5, 2020

    Boris Johnson made the announcement at the launch of a major climate crisis summit. Read more

  7. Article: FGM Survivor Ifrah Ahmed on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: ‘I Was Told I Was Going to Be Killed'

    FGM Survivor Ifrah Ahmed on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: ‘I Was Told I Was Going to Be Killed'

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 4, 2020

    Listen to Hozier and Ifrah Ahmed talk about female genital mutilation and the refugee crisis. Read more

  8. Article: This UK Supermarket Will Spend £1 Billion to Be Carbon Neutral By 2040

    This UK Supermarket Will Spend £1 Billion to Be Carbon Neutral By 2040

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 29, 2020

    It’s a deadline 10 years earlier than current plans set out by British government. Read more

  9. Article: The British Government Just Cut Protections for Child Refugees in the Brexit Bill

    The British Government Just Cut Protections for Child Refugees in the Brexit Bill

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 23, 2020

    What does the policy change means for unaccompanied refugee children with family in the UK? Read more

  10. Article: 6 Reasons Stormzy Is a Leading Light in the Fight Against Poverty and Inequality

    6 Reasons Stormzy Is a Leading Light in the Fight Against Poverty and Inequality

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 20, 2019

    Stormzy smashed it at the Global Citizen Prize award ceremony — and you can tune in to watch! Read more