About Joshua James Parfitt

Joshua Parfitt is an editorial intern at Global Citizen. He is studying for a Diploma in Journalism with News Associates in London. He has written a book about traditional roofs and covered everything from bicycles to biogas digesters in his journalism, including why we might care.

Why Joshua James Parfitt is a Global Citizen

When your peanut butter might contain palm oil from Indonesia, toast is an act of global engagement. An overwhelming thought when breakfasting. But I believe the more we understand how our daily culture wends into a global conversation, the more we can make it a pleasant one to be part of.

Stories

  1. Article: Meet the Gingerbread Bakers Saving Christmas From Patriarchal Confectionary
    Girls & Women

    Meet the Gingerbread Bakers Saving Christmas From Patriarchal Confectionary

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Dec. 14, 2018

    London bakers Gingerbread Rising are on a mission to “crumble the patriarchy.” Read more

  2. Article: A Pink ‘Tampon Taxi’ is Picking Up Passengers in London to Teach About Period Poverty
    Girls & Women

    A Pink ‘Tampon Taxi’ is Picking Up Passengers in London to Teach About Period Poverty

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 30, 2018

    The London cab will deliver 5,000 sanitary packs to homeless shelters and schools. Read more

  3. Article: British Women Are Still Completely Outnumbered in Local Government
    Girls & Women

    British Women Are Still Completely Outnumbered in Local Government

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 30, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Only one in three seats are held by female councillors. Read more

  4. Article: 12-Year-Old Girl Killed by Cyclone After Being Forced to Sleep in a Shed During Her First Period
    Girls & Women

    12-Year-Old Girl Killed by Cyclone After Being Forced to Sleep in a Shed During Her First Period

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 23, 2018

    A coconut tree crashed into the shed after Cyclone Gaja hit the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. Read more

  5. Article: Pharrell Williams and Kevin Hart Just Fed Thousands of Homeless People Over Thanksgiving
    Citizenship

    Pharrell Williams and Kevin Hart Just Fed Thousands of Homeless People Over Thanksgiving

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 23, 2018

    He was joined by Minnie Driver, Loni Love, and more, on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Read more

  6. Article: UN Says Solution to UK Austerity is to Make Poverty Illegal
    Food & Hunger

    UN Says Solution to UK Austerity is to Make Poverty Illegal

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 16, 2018

    After a 12-day tour, an envoy said the UK government had inflicted “great misery” on the poor. Read more

  7. Article: Doctors and Teachers Failing to Report Forced Marriages Could Face Criminal Charges
    Girls & Women

    Doctors and Teachers Failing to Report Forced Marriages Could Face Criminal Charges

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 16, 2018

    A public consultation into the matter was opened on Thursday, Nov. 15. Read more

  8. Article: 98% of Scotland's Electricity Demand Was Met by Wind Power in October
    Environment

    98% of Scotland's Electricity Demand Was Met by Wind Power in October

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 14, 2018

    Wind power exceeded national demand for 16 out of 31 days, analysis suggests. Read more

  9. Article: From November 10 Women in the UK Will be Working for Free
    Girls & Women

    From November 10 Women in the UK Will be Working for Free

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 9, 2018

    Equal Pay Day symbolically represents the UK’s 13.7% gender pay gap. Read more

  10. Article: David Attenborough and Netflix Join Forces for Epic New Documentary Series
    Environment

    David Attenborough and Netflix Join Forces for Epic New Documentary Series

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 9, 2018

    The series will be available to subscribers from April next year. Read more