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Against FGM:The Gutsy and Determined Girls Standing Up for Their Rights

Leslie Sinoway | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK
Leslie Sinoway

I interviewed girls and young women who ran through wastelands climbing trees to hide from wild animals, who survived by eating shrubs and even dirt in order to escape. But, why am I talking about this now? Well, it's what's called the 'the cutting season'.

Ramadan Spirit Can Heal Our Fractured World

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this year's month of Ramadan, which is only a few days away, Muslims in the northern hemisphere will have very long days of fasting. In London it is expected to be around 19 hours of voluntary 'starvation' from food, drink and physical intimacy. This annual month-long fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam aimed to create 'God-consciousness' (taqwa in Arabic) amongst believers.

What Is It Like Being a CEO at 17?

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

As you may already be aware I am part of the World Youth Organization, however, I am not just 'part' of it- but one of the CEOs. My partner Maliha Reza is also a CEO of the organisation and we both work tirelessly each day striving to make the World Youth Organization one of the best global youth charities.

What I Mean When I Talk About Boarding

Gerri McAndrew | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Gerri McAndrew

Is boarding the right choice for a child's development and overall well-being? When is it right for a child to spend most of the week at a school instead of at home? These are questions that often come up when discussing whether or not boarding is the right option for a child.

Real Life Forrest Gump Runs 42 Back-To-Back Marathons

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A man dressed as Forrest Gump has ran the equivalent of 42 back-to-back marathons over 42 days. Ewan Gordon, from Oxfordshire, ran 26 miles a day ...

'Summer Is No Holiday For Some Kids' Says Charity Appeal

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents

David Walliams is the voice of a new charity campaign, which aims to help children living in "poverty and abusive homes" enjoy their summer holiday. ...

Teen Teased For His Long Hair Set To Donate His Locks To Help Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Parents

A teenage boy who has been "bullied" for having long hair has decided to donate his locks to a children's cancer charity to make wigs. Charlie Mars...

It's Not Easy Being a Young Carer but What's the Alternative?

Nicky Goulder | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Nicky Goulder

Young carers already face barriers in accessing support: not seeking help for fear of family breakup is a common occurrence. No one should be made to feel ashamed to be a young carer, just as an unwell or disabled family member should never be made to feel guilty about their condition.

Running for More Than Yourself

Lisa Regan | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Sometimes we look to the wrong things to fulfil us or make ourselves happy, I believe happiness comes from simplicity. Look at your life and see what really has made you feel good and in a place where things are balanced and content.

Is Religion the World's Largest Social Enterprise Accelerator?

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Rajeeb Dey

Religion and its role within business is something which fascinates me and is not a topic I feel is widely discussed.

Can We Help Boardrooms Find an Untapped Reservoir of Talented Women?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

I'm an old-school feminist. I joined the workforce a week after my 16th birthday, less than two years after the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act hit the statute books. Although we had an Act of Parliament to say that we couldn't be discriminated against, I'm not sure that everyone believed it. Certainly my dad didn't.

Cheap Textiles Come at a High Price

Ruby Wright | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Ruby Wright

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These People Are Making The UK Happy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Britain's oldest female triathlete and an artist who turned a phone box into a library are among 100 people being celebrated for making the UK a happ...

Louise Ridley

This Anonymous Guy Helps Anyone, With Anything, For Free

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

[Picture: Ruth Hogben] I'm in a cafe in central London to meet a man who has just flown from the capital to Dublin. When he got there, he turne...

Beyoncé Sells 'BeyGOOD' T-Shirts To Help Haiti

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Style

Wanna dress like Beyoncé? Well now you can, and help save children's lives in one stylish swoop (trust Queen B to make this happen). During her tr...

An 8-Year-Old Boy Spent Two Years Growing His Hair For Charity. Then Chopped It Off.

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Parents

An eight-year-old boy who spent two years growing out his hair for children in need has finally had the chop and donated the ponytails to Children Wit...

This Despicable Scourge Needs to Be Taken Off Our Streets

Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Ryan Barrell

In any other country someone who waves their arm in your face or shouts at you while you're trying to get somewhere would end up tasting a knuckle sandwich, but no. We're British, so we let it happen.

Mourning on Wheels

Jo Ivens | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Ivens

A year ago this week our mum died after she lost her third bout with Lymphoma. Today, in her memory, I set off on a 153-mile charity bike ride with one of my sisters, from the London hospital where mum had life-saving treatment in the 1980s to the Norwich hospital where she was cared for at the end of her life.

This Crackdown Could Signal The End Of 'Chuggers' Charity Street Collectors

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

One hundred towns have now limited the movements of charity muggers - "chuggers" - in a bid to prevent the street collectors hassling the public. C...

Tesco Has A Brilliant Plan To Feed Thousands Of Homeless People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK

Tesco is to become the first British supermarket to launch a bold new scheme to donate leftover food to charity, as their CEO admitted they were "not ...

Mitzi and Me: Time for Plan B

Mike Niles | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Mike Niles

That same mate who introduced me to the charity sadly died and Mitzi was there to offer comfort and support. Mitzi's is a friendship I have grown to value and it's thanks to Fran that the two of us are able to support one another.

Do Good, Feel Good

CJ Bowry | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
CJ Bowry

My son Sal was slow to walk, he was almost two when in the space of a day he went from crawling to the front door with me in the morning as I left for walk and running full speed at me as I arrived back that evening. As ingrained in us, off we trotted to the children's shoe shop to have his feet measured and to purchase his first pair of shoes.

Microfinancing: The Best Option for a Hand Up Out of Poverty

Peter Ryan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Peter Ryan

Women make up 50 percent of the world's population, yet they only hold one percent of the economic capital, which means many are the main victims of global poverty. Despite some fantastic advances in recent years, Malawi is just one country where women are poorest.

Male Suicide Is a Tragedy - But Don't Patronise Me About It

Dale Lately | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Dale Lately

As someone who's had a lifelong battle with depression, I know full well what a serious issue suicide is for either gender. But I'm not sure if crowdsourcing a set of "bloke jokes" and pasting them up around the streets is the answer.

Why I'm Stepping Into the Wrestling Ring for the Final Time

Richard Batt | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Sport
Richard Batt

As you can imagine, the chances of someone with co-ordination problems like mine carrying out a Split-Legged Moonsault or a Van Daminator with the same kind of grace as Rob Van Dam is about as likely as England winning the next European Championships.