Is Friendship The Antidote To Poverty? How Human Relationships Give Value To Survival

Andrew Horton | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK
Andrew Horton

It's said a problem shared is a problem halved. That's one of the great things about friendship. But what if that problem is global poverty? You'd sti...

To End Gender-Based Violence We Must Change Masculinity

Prabu Deepan | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Prabu Deepan

In this vlog for HuffPost UK, Prabu talks about how we define what it is to be a man, and how toxic masculinity leads to abuse of women across the world. He also discusses his work with men countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo on educating both men and women on gender justice, and working to eradicate aspects of culture that are used to promote and justify the abuse of women.

Career Crossroad: How A Personality Test Led To A Career Change

Genelle Aldred | Posted 19.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

A conversation with a friend's husband a few months ago must have lodged itself in my subconscious somewhere. His work coach had him take a test to find out his core strengths. He realised the job he had didn't really match up, so changed it to a job that suited what he was good at and is loving life.

Waste Mountain Could Be Golden Opportunity For The World's Poorest

Richard Gower | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Richard Gower

Our present economic model, which could be described as 'take, make, dispose', has generated significant improvements in our standard of living, but is also harming us. According to the World Health Organisation, each year twenty times more people die of diseases linked to mismanagement of waste and pollutants than die from malaria.

Am I a Bad Parent for Taking My Son to See the Harsh Reality of Child Trafficking?

Tom Herbert | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Herbert

It was under a giant mango tree in a remote village monastery in South East Asia earlier this year that I felt closest to my son.

'Say What You See' Is Easier Said Than Done

Matthew Frost | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

One of the reasons we've got so used to our car tax discs is that it shows that we've paid our bill. It's evidence that we've paid our dues, and one of many day-to-day demonstrations of transparency that we can take for granted.

No More Aid

Matthew Frost | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK
Matthew Frost

We all know that it's one of the biggest barriers to aid effectiveness, a primary concern among the UK public when considering whether and how we should respond to global poverty, and a major obstacle faced by thousands of hard-working local community organisations in poor countries.

Let's Talk About Aid

Matthew Frost | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Matthew Frost

Aid doesn't always work. Is that what you expected the chief exec of an NGO serving more than 50 countries to say? No? I'm not surprised.

Ending the Hunger Games

Matthew Frost | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK
Matthew Frost

The international community and governments need to stop treating food crises as a series of unexpected disasters. They can no longer play with people's lives or wait to act until we see starving African children on our TV screens, as if it were the televised Hunger Games.

Rwandan farmers: Building a future of hope 2

Esther Williams | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Esther Williams

On first impressions, our guest house in Rwanda presented itself as a haven of tranquillity. The first morning we were woken up by a Christian group s...

Rwandan Farmers: Building a Future of Hope

Esther Williams | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK
Esther Williams

After the drama of missing my flight and exchanging calm and collected at the ticket desk for sophisticated meltdown, (quick glance left and right to ...