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

    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

  2. Article: A State School in One of London’s Poorest Areas Sees Record 41 Pupils Offered Oxbridge Places
    Education

    A State School in One of London’s Poorest Areas Sees Record 41 Pupils Offered Oxbridge Places

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Jan. 18, 2019

    Brampton Manor Academy aims to get students from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education. Read more

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

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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