#In My Own Words

  • Article: In My Own Words: As a Doctor, Here's What We Need to Make Health Systems LGBTQ+ Inclusive

    In My Own Words: As a Doctor, Here's What We Need to Make Health Systems LGBTQ+ Inclusive

    June 25, 2020

    Junior doctor Carlos Acosta, from Colombia and Brazil, has seen and felt discrimination firsthand. Read more

  • Article: In My Own Words: What I’ve Learned From Racism in the US and Germany

    In My Own Words: What I’ve Learned From Racism in the US and Germany

    June 18, 2020

    Madu Cole, 27, shares how racism has shaped his life and how everyone can be an asset in this fight. Read more

  • Article: In My Own Words: Why I Work to Ensure Sex Workers Have Access to Clean Water and Safe Hygiene, Too

    In My Own Words: Why I Work to Ensure Sex Workers Have Access to Clean Water and Safe Hygiene, Too

    By Shomy Hasan Chowdhury|March 31, 2020

    Shomy Hasan Chowdhury is working to ensure access to water and sanitation in Bangladesh’s brothels. Read more

  • Article: Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    Ugandan Activist Vanessa Nakate: 'Calling for Climate Action in Africa Is Our Responsibility'

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Pia Gralki|Feb. 12, 2020

    Nakate tells Global Citizen why the eyes of the world need to be on the Congo Basin. Read more

  • Article: TV Show 'First Dates' Tried to Make Me Reveal My HIV+ Status. Now I Work to Fight Stigma.

    TV Show 'First Dates' Tried to Make Me Reveal My HIV+ Status. Now I Work to Fight Stigma.

    Nov. 30, 2019

    The Global Goals work to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 — and here's what Alex says needs to be done. Read more

  • Article: In His Own Words: Waleed Khan, Taliban School Massacre Survivor

    In His Own Words: Waleed Khan, Taliban School Massacre Survivor

    Oct. 10, 2019

    Waleed Khan, now living in Birmingham, was just 12 when his school in Pakistan was attacked. Read more

  • Article: I Sat Outside a UK Government Building on Hunger Strike for 15 Days Demanding Climate Action

    I Sat Outside a UK Government Building on Hunger Strike for 15 Days Demanding Climate Action

    Aug. 14, 2019

    Cliff Kendall is one of 1,100 doctors supporting Extinction Rebellion’s climate action. Read more

  • Article: I Made a Film About FGM for the UN. Here's What I Learned About Community, Survival, and Sense of Self.

    I Made a Film About FGM for the UN. Here's What I Learned About Community, Survival, and Sense of Self.

    July 22, 2019

    Sara Elgamal’s film tells the story of three women leading the fight against FGM in Ethiopia. Read more