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Back To School

Tasneem Dulayymi | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasneem Dulayymi

As a child growing up in the United Kingdom, I remember feeling annoyed when the "Back 2 School" adverts started emerging on our television screens, informing me that my days of making sand castles, eating unhealthy amounts of ice-cream and roller-blading up and down our cul-de-sac were coming to an end.

Exclusive: Libyan Coast Guard 'Colluding With People-Smugglers In Mediterranean'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean have told HuffPost UK the Libyan Coast Guard is colluding with people-smugglers ...

A Refugee Rescue Boat Has Been Sent To Help Anti-Refugee Group Defend Europe

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK

UPDATE: Defend Europe’s technical problem has been resolved and they are once again on their way The ship chartered by Defend Europe has suffered a...

I Met Defend Europe To Try And Work Out What The Hell They're Doing

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK

Simon Wald is on a mission to ‘Defend Europe’. The tall, fair-haired, multi-lingual, 30-year-old German makes an almost comical sight in the bakin...

Defend Europe Approaches NGO Rescue Boat With Bizarre Radio Request

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK

AQUARIUS, Mediterranean Sea - The ship chartered by a far-right group to “monitor the doings of NGOs” in the Mediterranean has reached the search ...

How Do You Change A Girl's Life?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Stephen Carrick-Davies

The London Family Planning Summit held in London last week was heralded a major success. At least $2.5billion was committed for reproductive health s...

Syria: Ways You Can Help (A Positive Piece!)

Tasneem Dulayymi | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK
Tasneem Dulayymi

Working for a charity solely focused on Syria, such as Syria Relief, can guarantee a regular rollercoaster of emotions for all of its employees and su...

The Museum Series: The Consultant

Alexander Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Alexander Bowden

Museums exist in the present day and need to react to dynamic audiences. You need to keep on your toes and think about what you are doing and ask yourself whether it makes sense to you and will it make sense to other people.

This International Day Of The Girl, Let's Look Past Statistics

Tanya Barron | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Tanya Barron

Often we speak of 'children' with no one child in mind. Statistics reduce them to no more than data to be used in policymaking, academic discussion or press statements. But, of course, every child has a unique experience, and while 'big data' is important for understanding trends and patterns, we mustn't forget the need to take the time to understand children's lives in more depth.

Girls Seek Refuge Amongst the Dead After Ebola

Chloe Brett | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Chloe Brett

It's 3pm in central Monrovia, Liberia. Crowds of noisy, staggering men congregate around the outside of a collapsing, rotten three story building in the drizzling rain.

Why Coach Class Isn't Enough for Africa

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

From my experience, these billionaires will be well informed individuals who donate substantial sums to charity every year. I have nothing but admiration for what many of them have achieved, but goodness I would like to get them on a coach and take them on a magical mystery tour, sharing some of the sights I have witnessed in Africa.

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't dr...

Nepal Earthquake: One Child Trafficked is One Too Many

Tracy Shields | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK
Tracy Shields

When I arrived in Nepal 3 months after the earthquake I wasn't sure what to expect. At first glance Kathmandu appears unaffected, but as you walk thro...

The UN, Global Poverty and 'The Vision Thing'

Hans Zomer | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK
Hans Zomer

This week, the United Nations gave us a sneak preview of a new global agreement to address poverty, inequality and climate change. The so-called "Zero Draft" document is the result of many months of discussions, but there still is a long way to go.

Unleashing Girls' Power: An Interview With Kennedy Odede

Rose Taylor | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

At the end of the invigorating and stimulating three day Skoll World Forum I met with Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities, (SHOFCO) and Kibera School for Girls. Our meeting was inspiring and poignant and echoed many themes I had heard throughout the conference regarding the importance of girl's education. It seems fitting that I tie my interview with Kennedy to these issues in this article.

Values in Action: Kate's Legacy and Our Role in the Ebola Crisis

Nick Thompson | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK
Nick Thompson

Kate Gross, my friend and our founding CEO in AGI, died on Christmas day after a two year battle with cancer. Our last conversation was some weeks before, sitting in the November sun in Cambridge. She knew the chemo was coming to an end and we both knew what came next. But that wasn't what we talked about.

Human Rights Day - A Reminder of Why We Need an Integrated Approach

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

Today marks the United Nation's 64th Human Rights Day. When proclaimed in 1950, the UN General Assembly's aim was to highlight 'to the peoples of the world' that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the common standard of achievement for all peoples and nations.

Overcoming Our Differences to Tackle Poor Animal Welfare in Zoos

Georgina Allen | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Georgina Allen

There is enough political, cultural and organisational inertia already in the world acting as a barrier to improved animal welfare, and by working collaboratively on more mutually agreed projects, we can start to overcome these problems and really make a difference.

Of Russia, Figs and Boarding Passes

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

In places like the Vladikavkaz market, informal communities who have no idea what NGOs are may prove themselves much stronger and more dynamic in the defence of their interests than the marginalised NGOs themselves, which Russia attacks in a Cervantian manner reminiscent of tilting at windmills.

Debunking the Myths Surrounding the EU-US Trade Deal

Syed Kamall | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Expressing and debating differences of opinion is a welcome part of any healthy democracy. However, it can be hugely frustrating when opponents of a piece of legislation or negotiated agreement manufacture myths in an attempt to stifle debate.

Broken Chair and Nuclear Bans

Michael Møller | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Møller

One cannot pass by the broken chair with indifference, particularly in light of the newly designated 'International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons'. This symbol now reminds us that we can be in the driver's seat when we really want to.

UK Aid, Skill Holes and the 0.7%

Jane Quinn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Quinn

The political commitment is there and the achievements are clear. But in a time of austerity, where poorer people are suffering increased deprivation in the UK, why should we be giving so much money to overseas aid and then enshrining that giving in law?

Focusing on Hard-to-Reach Children for Polio Vaccination Campaign in Syria

Razan Rashidi | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK
Razan Rashidi

More than six months after confirmation of the first polio case in Syria, Unicef continues to support efforts to tackle the outbreak in all parts of the country. The April nationwide polio round which started this week aims to reach 2.8million children across Syria with a special focus on hard-to-reach children in conflict zones and besieged areas...

Funding a Future Generation: Is Global Education on the Right Track?

Kat Pugh | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK
Kat Pugh

n a Western society, words are everywhere. Adverts on the tube, bus on billboards. There are words on our mobile phones, we can get apps which tell us the latest news, which tells us what is trending and which celebrity is pregnant, has been arrested or has overdosed...

To Get Young People Employed - Be Niche and Be Compassionate

Bob Clarke | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Bob Clarke

When youth unemployment is still rampant and both the government and the civil society are looking for solutions, I wanted to share my experience. Here are the five steps that I found to be critical in trying to curb youth unemployment: