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: ‘Homeless Jesus’ Makes First UK Visit — and Now Sleeps Rough on a Bench Near a Scottish Church
    Citizenship

    ‘Homeless Jesus’ Makes First UK Visit — and Now Sleeps Rough on a Bench Near a Scottish Church

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 7, 2017

    You heard that right. Read more

  2. Article: This ‘Giving Christmas Tree’ Is Doing Something Beautiful for Kids in Glasgow
    Citizenship

    This ‘Giving Christmas Tree’ Is Doing Something Beautiful for Kids in Glasgow

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 6, 2017

    And it’s giving us all the feels. Read more

  3. Article: Ellie Goulding’s Got a New Job: as a Global UN Ambassador for the Environment
    Environment

    Ellie Goulding’s Got a New Job: as a Global UN Ambassador for the Environment

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Dec. 4, 2017

    The British pop star doesn’t want the world to burn, burn, burn. Read more

  4. Article: Nadia Murad Reveals the Horrors She Lived Through as ISIS Sex Slave — and Calls for Action
    Girls & Women

    Nadia Murad Reveals the Horrors She Lived Through as ISIS Sex Slave — and Calls for Action

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Imogen Calderwood|Nov. 20, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    "At some point, there was rape and nothing else." Read more

  5. Article: Scotland to Become World’s First Country to Set Minimum Price for Alcohol
    Health

    Scotland to Become World’s First Country to Set Minimum Price for Alcohol

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 15, 2017

    The UK Supreme Court has backed Scotland in a five-year legal dispute against a whiskey group. Read more

  6. Article: This Heroic BBC Presenter Rescued a 13-Year-Old Schoolgirl From FGM in Kenya
    Girls & Women

    This Heroic BBC Presenter Rescued a 13-Year-Old Schoolgirl From FGM in Kenya

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 13, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    The Countryfile presenter helped a local activist save the girl with just hours to spare. Read more

  7. Article: The Really Good Reason 150,000 British People Just Got a Pay Rise
    Finance & Innovation

    The Really Good Reason 150,000 British People Just Got a Pay Rise

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 6, 2017

    Here's everything you need to know about what the living wage actually means. Read more

  8. Article: ‘Stop Killing Londoners’: Anti-Pollution Activists Shut Down Busy Road During Rush Hour
    Environment

    ‘Stop Killing Londoners’: Anti-Pollution Activists Shut Down Busy Road During Rush Hour

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 2, 2017

    And they’re not finished yet. Read more

  9. Article: Two Uncles Convicted for Raping Their 10-Year-Old Niece in India
    Girls & Women

    Two Uncles Convicted for Raping Their 10-Year-Old Niece in India

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 1, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    The girl was too young to realise she had given birth. Read more

  10. Article: These British Politicians Battled Paralympians in a Wheelchair Basketball Match — And Were Actually Quite Good
    Health

    These British Politicians Battled Paralympians in a Wheelchair Basketball Match — And Were Actually Quite Good

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 24, 2017

    London hosted the battle of the titans for World Polio Day. Read more