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: After Her Sister’s Murder, This UK Child Marriage Survivor Is Fighting to Change the Law

    After Her Sister’s Murder, This UK Child Marriage Survivor Is Fighting to Change the Law

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 27, 2020

    Global Citizen talks to Payzee Mahmod — the activist and survivor fighting to ban child marriage. Read more

  2. Article: What Is UK Aid Doing to Fight Coronavirus Globally?

    What Is UK Aid Doing to Fight Coronavirus Globally?

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 25, 2020

    Britain is joining in the global efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus. Read more

  3. Article: Britain Could Be Quietly Giving More Power Over Aid Spending to the Foreign Office

    Britain Could Be Quietly Giving More Power Over Aid Spending to the Foreign Office

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 11, 2020

    It means less transparency over the funds intended to help the world’s poorest people. Read more

  4. Feature: 9 Top Tips From UK Activists on How They Fight for Gender Equality Every Day

    9 Top Tips From UK Activists on How They Fight for Gender Equality Every Day

    By James Hitchings-HalesImogen Calderwood  and  Helen Lock|March 6, 2020

    What do we do now to turn conversations on gender inequality into concrete action? Read more

  5. Article: The EU Just Passed a Law to Hit Net Zero by 2050 — But Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Surrender’

    The EU Just Passed a Law to Hit Net Zero by 2050 — But Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Surrender’

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 4, 2020

    But activists have expressed exasperation that it does little to address immediate carbon emissions. Read more

  6. Article: Why Britain Lifting the Ban on Onshore Wind Farm Subsidies Is Big News for the Environment

    Why Britain Lifting the Ban on Onshore Wind Farm Subsidies Is Big News for the Environment

    By James Hitchings-Hales|March 3, 2020

    The ban brought in by David Cameron has been reversed. Read more

  7. Article: Bill Gates on Coronavirus: 5 Things World Leaders Must Do Right Away

    Bill Gates on Coronavirus: 5 Things World Leaders Must Do Right Away

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Pia Gralki|March 2, 2020

    He urged richer countries to stop the virus by helping poorer countries contain it. Read more

  8. Article: 5 Activists Tell Us Why Women Must Be Leading the Fight For World Peace

    5 Activists Tell Us Why Women Must Be Leading the Fight For World Peace

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 28, 2020

    Women from three continents tell us why they fight for inclusion in the conflict resolution process. Read more

  9. Article: Feminists From 17 Countries Just Assembled in Austria to Agree on a Landmark Path to Peace

    Feminists From 17 Countries Just Assembled in Austria to Agree on a Landmark Path to Peace

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 28, 2020

    The Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund brought together grassroots activists from around the world. Read more

  10. Article: Heathrow's Third Runway Declared Illegal in World's First Major Ruling Based on Paris Agreement

    Heathrow's Third Runway Declared Illegal in World's First Major Ruling Based on Paris Agreement

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Feb. 27, 2020

    It could set a new global precedent for clamping down on high-carbon projects. Read more