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 Some of the 41 Pupils Offered Oxbridge Places at a State School in One of London’s Poorest Areas

    Meet Some of the 41 Pupils Offered Oxbridge Places at a State School in One of London’s Poorest Areas

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Joshua James Parfitt|Aug. 15, 2019

    Brampton Manor Academy had a record A-levels day. Read more

  2. Article: Glasgow Women Win £500M Payout After 12-Year Battle for Equal Pay

    Glasgow Women Win £500M Payout After 12-Year Battle for Equal Pay

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Jan. 21, 2019

    Around 12,500 women will receive an average of £35,000 for historic discriminatory pay. Read more

  3. Article: Britain to Send Maggots to Warzones to Save Life and Limbs

    Britain to Send Maggots to Warzones to Save Life and Limbs

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Jan. 11, 2019

    The maggots eat up dead tissue and their saliva has antimicrobial properties. Read more

  4. Article: Meet the Gingerbread Bakers Saving Christmas From Patriarchal Confectionary

    Meet the Gingerbread Bakers Saving Christmas From Patriarchal Confectionary

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joshua James Parfitt|Dec. 14, 2018

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

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

    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

  6. Article: British Women Are Still Completely Outnumbered in Local Government

    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

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

    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

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

    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

  9. Article: UN Says Solution to UK Austerity is to Make Poverty Illegal

    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

  10. Article: Doctors and Teachers Failing to Report Forced Marriages Could Face Criminal Charges

    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