About Sam Jones

Sam is a Campaigns Assistant for The Global Poverty Project. He has a background in public affairs and communications and his writing has previously been featured in New Statesman. In his spare time, he is a committed campaigner for social and gender equality and plays in a hardcore punk band. Once, he saw Woody Allen coming out of a hotel but was too scared to talk to him.

Why Sam Jones is a Global Citizen

When my mother came over to Britain, having been kicked out of Uganda by Idi Amin, she remembers someone handing her a blanket and saying ‘you’re welcome here’. That is the kind of world I want to help create.

Stories

  1. Video: Is hypermasculinity killing young men?
    Citizenship

    Is hypermasculinity killing young men?

    By Sam Jones|Oct. 30, 2015

    New documentary 'The Mask You Live In' suggests it is Read more

  2. Article: 4 ways climate change is affecting food security right now
    Food & Hunger

    4 ways climate change is affecting food security right now

    By Sam Jones|Oct. 13, 2015

    From political instability to increased gender inequality and even less fish in the oceans Read more

  3. Article: Campaign update: UK Home Secretary Theresa May wants to narrow the legal definition of a ‘refugee’
    Citizenship

    Campaign update: UK Home Secretary Theresa May wants to narrow the legal definition of a ‘refugee’

    By Sam Jones|Oct. 9, 2015

    She also said Britain would not accept EU refugee quotas in 'a thousand years'. Read more

  4. Article: One of the world’s oldest transgender communities is trapped in poverty
    Citizenship

    One of the world’s oldest transgender communities is trapped in poverty

    By Sam Jones|Oct. 9, 2015

    And they're not alone- levels poverty amongst transgender people worldwide are scandalous. Read more

  5. Article: 5 times the UK stepped up to help refugees
    Citizenship

    5 times the UK stepped up to help refugees

    By Sam Jones|Oct. 1, 2015

    We have done it before and we can do it again. Read more

  6. Article: Why every country needs to implement Universal Health Coverage right freaking now
    Health

    Why every country needs to implement Universal Health Coverage right freaking now

    By Sam Jones|Sept. 29, 2015

    Almost 1 billion people's lives could depend on it. Read more

  7. Video: Think young people don't care about ending extreme poverty? Think again
    Citizenship

    Think young people don't care about ending extreme poverty? Think again

    By Sam Jones|Sept. 16, 2015

    Last week's Youth Summit 2015 showed otherwise in the best way possible Read more

  8. Video: One family is saving the lives of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean
    Citizenship

    One family is saving the lives of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean

    By Sam Jones|Sept. 11, 2015

    If you want change, there's no need to be a bystander. Read more

  9. Video: An overwhelming response from global citizens on Europe's refugee crisis
    Citizenship

    An overwhelming response from global citizens on Europe's refugee crisis

    By Sam Jones|Sept. 10, 2015

    You care, and you raised your voice. Read more

  10. Article: India is still fighting over its caste system. Here’s why this is a problem for all of us.
    Citizenship

    India is still fighting over its caste system. Here’s why this is a problem for all of us.

    By Sam Jones|Sept. 4, 2015

    If you want to end extreme poverty in India, you have to end caste discrimination. Read more