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Real Nappy Week

Anna Barker | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Parents
Anna Barker

Every Year in April, Go Real celebrates reusable nappies with Real Nappy Week. This is an opportunity for all reusable nappy lovers to shout about how wonderful they are at the tops of their voices. At Go Real we take to our social media platforms in full force with sharable memes, blogs, website links and competitions with the aim of bringing reusable nappies to the public eye along with the UK Cloth Nappy Libraries and the UK's cloth nappy industry.

Meet Amika: The Girl Fighting Period Poverty In Schools, Period!

Laura Coryton | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Coryton

Amika George is a 17-year-old campaigning superstar. She has joined forces with the tampon tax campaigners to eradicate period poverty in schools acro...

Researches Climate Change, Funds Climate Change: Why Fossil Free UCL Will Escalate

Olivia Goldin | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Politics
Olivia Goldin

As a society, we must push all energy companies to become accountable green investors and contribute meaningfully to the global shift away from fossil fuels. Until they do so, we will continue to intensify pressure on our institutions to reject an industry that compromises all of our futures in the name of profit - and, ultimately, remove its social license to operate.

Women Have Left The Building: Why The Women's Strike Matters

Chiara Capraro | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chiara Capraro

This International Women's Day you are likely to hear how we need more women in the workforce because gender equality is going to lift our economies from their perpetual crisis. Yet women are already propping up the global economy, through their unpaid care work.

How To Organise In 2017

Rohan Natashka Kon | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rohan Natashka Kon

ACORN: taking the fight for change out of the workplace and into the community. Unionism is changing in the 21st century. With the fall in industry h...

Going Against The Grain With Manchester's Newest Law Centre

Frankie Leach | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Frankie Leach

After the hard work of countless activists across Greater Manchester, on the 11th of February, the doors will open to Greater Manchester's newest law ...

Sex Trafficking Can Be Stopped In Our Lifetime

Donna Abraham | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Donna Abraham

My goal, from interior designer to film producer, was to open a window into the dark reality that exists in the abhorrent trade, and to expose the truth of this crime and how it effects those trafficked and enslaved against their will.

Hate Crimes? I Believe Britain Is Better Than That

Karolina Kołodziej | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Karolina Kołodziej

Post-referendum we have witnessed increased levels of physical and verbal violence as well as acts of vandalism towards EU nationals and other minorities living in the UK. Disturbing as these events are it is important to note that the Polish community also received great support and many acts of kindness from the British community. Politicians, community leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their shock and horror as well as assured us that it Britain is open to all.

A Mental Health Crisis On Our Streets

Howard Sinclair | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Howard Sinclair

At St Mungo's we work to end homelessness and help people rebuild their lives. Across London and the south of England, we provide outreach support and accommodation where people can find the help they need to begin to build their futures in a positive way. We know that there is life after rough sleeping. We see every day that people can - and do - recover and move on from homelessness.

We've Ratified The Paris Agreement - Another Reason To Be Cheerful

Neil Thorns | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Neil Thorns

Above all, don't lose hope. If we do, we lose the war and we betray the world's poorest people. Let's redouble efforts like never before. Let's win the fight.

The New-Style Radicalism Of Parenting Bloggers

Justine Roberts | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Parents
Justine Roberts

Being a parent can be hard work, even if your life is generally A-OK. It can tire you out, use up your energy reserves and feel enormously stressful at times, not least because you care so much about the outcome.

Domestic Abuse Awareness Month 2016: More Than Purple

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

If we continue to focus on gestures rather than real and tangible results, the Domestic Abuse pandemic will worsen. More women will be killed. More children will suffer. Do something meaningful today.

If You're A Young Person Angry About Brexit, Then This Group Is For You

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A cross-party campaign demanding the best Brexit deal for young people has been launched today. Undivided aims to crowdsource demands from a million ...

May The British Spirit Of Entrepreneurship Continue To Shine Bright

Emma L. Jones | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Emma L. Jones

As founder of the UK's most active small business network, I hear from and meet with small businesses every day. In the decade in which Enterprise Nation has been in business, we've reported that these small businesses feel confident and optimistic about the future. But I'm beginning to doubt that premise.

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

Everyone Loves A Puppy, Don't They?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

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We Need More Foster Carers For Children In Care

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Moving from home to home can really affect a child's social skills, educational outcomes and employment prospects - impacting on their mental health and exacerbating any existing behavioural and emotional issues. We know first-hand the challenges these young people face, they have often experienced the worst in life, which means it can take several moves before they find the right foster carer to meet their specific needs.

How The Battle Of Campaign Strategy Gave Us Brexit

Abbas Farshori | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abbas Farshori

It has been two months since the Battle of brexit was decided, and finally there is enough distance from its hysteria for fresh reflection. The question as to why the British public leant toward the Leave campaign, and didn't wish to Remain, requires evaluating which strategies worked - and which failed.

Team GB Are Storming The Rio Olympics - So Why Are Local Councils Cutting Access To Essential Grass Roots Sports Facilities

Wendy Kravetz | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Wendy Kravetz

Once the facilities go, that will be it. The dream is over. This is a service that encourages and inspires children in north London and gives them aims and ambitions for the future, not only to aim for Olympic greatness but also to strive for success in every aspect of life.

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

An Action Plan Mixtape: For Remainers, Bregreters and Concerned Brexiters.

Lucy Unwin | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Politics
Lucy Unwin

Stop flailing. Stop feeling impotent. Stop shouting into the echo chamber. I'm talking to myself of course, but I'm sure I've not been alone - hopelessly casting about, waiting someone to tell me exactly what I can do to make this better.

What Are the Five Essential Qualities of a Campaigner?

Hayley Goleniowska | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Hayley Goleniowska

The beauty of being an intermittent Radio 4 listener means that I often find the answers to pertinent situations in life precisely when I am not seeki...

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

Why Brexit Campaigners Need to Start Finding Something for Us to Look Forward To

Paul Baines | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Baines

Besides Boris Johnson - an important and charismatic actor as a no-nonsense figurehead for Leave - their campaign has displayed limited star power. Especially, since they seem to be attracting some choice overseas supporters of Brexit including French National Front chairwoman Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump.