I want to help remove the stigma around deaths from drug overdose. I find it hard to tell someone that my children have died - it's a conversation stopper. But when I tell them it was caused by drug overdose, that's harder still.
A clear, standalone goal for water and sanitation and the recognition in the other goals of the fundamental nature of Goal 6 was essential to achieve the scale of ambition needed to eradicate extreme poverty.
On average, women in paid work receive about 18% less per hour than men...so here are four very important actions we (individuals, companies, government) can take to accelerate this desperately needed change:
The UK is in a mental health crisis. Millions of people all across the country suffer in some way with mental health issues. In treatment they face long waits and insufficient care. Many regions are without the correct services to treat people. People are misdiagnosed and ignored.
Yes, I'm hideously jealous of children. When you're a kid it's all about the present moment. And they don't just expect joy, they demand it. How many times do you hear that high-pitched cry of "but I want it now!" when you're trying to enjoy your red wine in peace? But enough about church.
Is there a lesson here for the health sector? We speak of assets that could be better utilised or deployed, such as NHS estates or even certain arms of the workforce, but seem to ignore our most gamechanging asset: the smartphone.
Sociologists typically look at the sandwich generation as an ageing phenomenon but, for me, the experience hit me too young. It is only recently that life has started to re-find its equilibrium. Mum's recovery has been slow and taken huge bravery on her part.
So, my point here is that as the partner of a parent at home, you, whether you realise it or not, provide much of that validation. Next to our children, you are the most important people in our lives. You are the other half of this parenting team and your opinion means a LOT
The actual problem at hand, that perhaps someone could shed light on, is this internalised archaic colonial fetishization, that we are shockingly still forced to be a part of in 2016. There is a multitude of Muslim women with a multitude of firm voices ready to share a multitude of opinions because we are not a homogenous group, you are all just speaking too loudly over us to hear any of it.
A woman making a decision for herself about how she wants to look shouldn't be revolutionary, but the reaction on Twitter proves we still have a long way to go before women are allowed the same freedoms as men when it comes to their appearance.
If you find your enjoyable jog to Beyoncé's Run The World suddenly interrupted by a man demanding your attention, here is some advice. He will have approached you in a "confident and self-assured way", having read a blog post revealing step-by-step tips to approaching a woman who is wearing headphones, and getting her to go on a date with you.
One year on from the adoption of the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals, they look something akin to a Rubik's Cube. The 17 Goals, and 169 targets within those, applicable to 193 countries, are a colourful and immensely challenging combination puzzle. One cannot be solved without the others; they are inter-dependent.
In the early hours of Thursday 18 June, 2015, CCTV footage taken at my University of Cambridge College accommodation block shows me leaving through the gate. I am running down the street to my boyfriend's house, terrified, barefoot, dressed only in a t-shirt and underwear. Following a sports club party, I had been followed to my room, undressed against my consent and raped.
The other major disadvantage to the mainstream branding of social justice is that it's making the Right loathe us. From the point of view of a social conservative, social justice is the new normal in the public eye and especially on social media, meaning that their opinions appear sidelined, oppressed and unspeakable.
Today is 19 years we are together. This is also the year I turn fifty. My life has been defined by you, there is no denying it. You have pushed me in so many directions. The highest and the lowest. I never felt so lonely and damaged like 19 years ago. But today you connect me to an amazing community of people that in spite of fear, suffering, illness and stigma, have risen, resisted and flourished.
As a documentary maker it's really exciting to work on something that will be a slice of history in years to come. I hope the film sums up what it's like to live in London in 2016, and shows that even when we are all crammed into a tube carriage together at 2am we can still get along.
The digital device is a powerful tool for providers and administrators too. With it as the interface to big data analytics, we can wave goodbye to traditional intuitive practice and hello to dashboards displaying accurate real world diagnostic aids.
We became ever-so-slightly smug. Somewhat foolishly, we let ourselves believe that we were right. Balancing university and pregnancy had been the hardest part; everything now was just an easy routine. It was reinforced when I graduated with a First Class degree, and Daf graduates this year with a 2:1.
During the referendum campaign Davis and his Leave campaign colleagues were incredibly reticent when it came to explaining the Brexit process and what comes next. The narrow Leave vote was therefore achieved on the basis of many unknown factors about what Brexit would mean.
With Leave winning, and getting their desired Whitehall Department, they need to start providing answers. In the last days before the Commons rose for the Summer Recess I tabled fifty Written Parliamentary Questions to DREXIT that I think the Government now needs to answer.
Writing and performing my music is an absolute dream come true, but it can be an overwhelming experience at times. Some days I want to jump around the room with excitement one minute, and then I listen back to a performance and decide in a matter of seconds that it's terrible and that maybe I'm just never going to be good enough and I should get my teaching qualification before it's too late.
They have a duty to discuss a wider range of topics. So, if young people are vulnerable; are not sure about their faith, are scared about their religion and what it means; may possibly feel under pressure of social media - Imams need to tackle this.
Allowing passengers to cram a plane's overhead lockers with large imitation AK-47s seems an odd thing to permit in these days of heightened airport security (where every 100ml-plus container of moisturiser is banned and travellers are ordered to remove their shoes at the er, drop of a hat), but there you go