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: Gillette's Newest Ad Is a Razor-Sharp Takedown of Toxic Masculinity
    PartnerGirls & Women

    Gillette's Newest Ad Is a Razor-Sharp Takedown of Toxic Masculinity

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 17, 2019|P&G

    The ad challenges gender stereotypes and reassesses what it means to be a man. Read more

  2. Article: There's a 'Deliveroo' for Tampons and Contraceptives in East Africa
    Water & Sanitation

    There's a 'Deliveroo' for Tampons and Contraceptives in East Africa

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 17, 2019

    UK aid helped kickstart the "femtech" firm to fight menstrual and sexual health stigma. Read more

  3. Article: MPs and Campaigners Call on Met Police (Again) to Make Misogyny a Hate Crime
    Girls & Women

    MPs and Campaigners Call on Met Police (Again) to Make Misogyny a Hate Crime

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 15, 2019

    Gender was the aggravating factor behind at least half of all hate crimes reported by women in 2018. Read more

  4. Article: Forced Marriage Survivors Sent Abroad Will No Longer Have to Pay for Flights Home to the UK
    Girls & Women

    Forced Marriage Survivors Sent Abroad Will No Longer Have to Pay for Flights Home to the UK

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 10, 2019

    Previously loans were provided — charged with interest if you couldn’t pay it back. Read more

  5. Article: UK Urged to Appoint Minister for Hunger With Millions Undernourished
    Food & Hunger

    UK Urged to Appoint Minister for Hunger With Millions Undernourished

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 10, 2019

    Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 children in Britain. Read more

  6. Article: These Futuristic 'Smart Glasses' Help Doctors Direct Warzone Surgery Without Actually Being There
    Health

    These Futuristic 'Smart Glasses' Help Doctors Direct Warzone Surgery Without Actually Being There

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 9, 2019

    It could save lives — and UK aid is helping. Read more

  7. Article: Slavery Convictions in Europe Fall Sharply Despite Rise in Victims
    Citizenship

    Slavery Convictions in Europe Fall Sharply Despite Rise in Victims

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 8, 2019

    Modern slavery is getting worse. So why aren’t survivors getting justice? Read more

  8. Article: Britain Claps Back at Daily Mail for 'Factually Inaccurate' Headline
    Citizenship

    Britain Claps Back at Daily Mail for 'Factually Inaccurate' Headline

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Jan. 7, 2019

    The newspaper claimed UK aid was funding “rigged elections” in Bangladesh. Read more

  9. Article: Britain Will Double Your Donations to These 7 Charities This Christmas
    Citizenship

    Britain Will Double Your Donations to These 7 Charities This Christmas

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 18, 2018

    Double the festive fun! Read more

  10. Article: 8 Wonderful Things Britain Did for the World in 2018 That Have Nothing to Do With Brexit
    AdvocacyCitizenship

    8 Wonderful Things Britain Did for the World in 2018 That Have Nothing to Do With Brexit

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 13, 2018

    More things happened this year than Brexit. We promise. Read more