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: The Royal Family Just Had Its First Same-Sex Wedding
    Citizenship

    The Royal Family Just Had Its First Same-Sex Wedding

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 24, 2018

    The Queen’s cousin has just made history. Read more

  2. Article: Drink Spiking in the UK Has Increased by 108% in Just Three Years
    Girls & Women

    Drink Spiking in the UK Has Increased by 108% in Just Three Years

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 20, 2018

    And yet the vast majority of cases go unreported. Read more

  3. Article: Why You Seriously Need to Stop Hating on Wasps
    Environment

    Why You Seriously Need to Stop Hating on Wasps

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Erica Sanchez|Sept. 19, 2018

    Wasps get pretty bad press. But scientists say we need to think again. Read more

  4. Article: Way More British Girls Call Themselves Feminists Now — And It Gives Us So Much Hope
    Girls & Women

    Way More British Girls Call Themselves Feminists Now — And It Gives Us So Much Hope

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 19, 2018

    It’s in response to what’s perceived as an increasingly threatening world. Read more

  5. Article: EU Migrant Workers Contribute £2.3K More a Year to Britain Than UK Citizens
    Citizenship

    EU Migrant Workers Contribute £2.3K More a Year to Britain Than UK Citizens

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 18, 2018

    People from the EU pay £78,000 more than they take out over a lifetime. Read more

  6. Article: 4.5 Million Children Live in Poverty in the UK
    Citizenship

    4.5 Million Children Live in Poverty in the UK

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 17, 2018

    A new study has learned some shocking lessons. Read more

  7. Article: Emmeline Pankhurst Will Stay Outside Parliament After Campaigners Fought Off Attempt to Move Her
    Girls & Women

    Emmeline Pankhurst Will Stay Outside Parliament After Campaigners Fought Off Attempt to Move Her

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Imogen Calderwood|Sept. 17, 2018

    A male MP tried to move a statue of the iconic suffragette, prompting a huge backlash. Read more

  8. Article: Heroic Londoner's 'Gut Instinct' Saves Young Kenyan Girls From Child Rapist
    Girls & Women

    Heroic Londoner's 'Gut Instinct' Saves Young Kenyan Girls From Child Rapist

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 13, 2018

    David Bushell was on holiday when he saw another Englishman with young girls. Read more

  9. Article: This Suffragette Has Just Been Honoured With a Statue in Northern England
    Girls & Women

    This Suffragette Has Just Been Honoured With a Statue in Northern England

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 12, 2018

    She died after being trampled by King George V’s horse. Read more

  10. Article: Thomas the Tank Engine Finally Gets Some Multicultural Female Friends
    Citizenship

    Thomas the Tank Engine Finally Gets Some Multicultural Female Friends

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Sept. 10, 2018

    Thomas is set to travel the world — and learn about the Global Goals. Read more