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The Prince’s Trust helps Gen Z in a tough job market

The Prince’s Trust helps Gen Z in a tough job market

In an extremely tough year, young people are letting their voices be heard through organisations such as The Prince’s Trust, expressing how they’re feeling about the pandemic, their careers, and mental health. In January 2021, The Prince's Trust conducted their Youth Index, which surveyed over 2,000 Gen Z (16-25) across the UK. The report revealed 60% of Gen Z say that getting a new job feels ‘impossible now’ because there is...

By London, UK
How education poverty has risen during the pandemic

How education poverty has risen during the pandemic

Students have been adversely affected in their routines, social life, and mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. But how has this pandemic affected those who cannot afford their education? From textbooks to private tutoring, education can be a costly undertaking for families. As home schooling became our new normal last year, some families just could not keep up with the new demands and pressures that Covid-19 brought with it. Many experienced the...

By London, UK
Opinion – Bimini Bon Boulash is shaking up fashion’s gender norms

Opinion – Bimini Bon Boulash is shaking up fashion’s gender norms

Bimini Bon Boulash announces their signing to model for Next and remains a much needed voice for Gen Z. Despite still not having fully recovered from the disappointing finale of Drag Race UK season two, I wasn’t surprised when last Monday Bimini Bon Boulash announced their signing to the Next model’s main bookings list. Bimini Bon Boulash’s insane trajectory during the competition will be difficult to forget. In the first episode...

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Egyptian women’s rights groups rise up against oppressive bill

Egyptian women’s rights groups rise up against oppressive bill

A grassroots feminist movement in Egypt has risen up to protest a “shocking draft law” that would require women to gain the consent of a male guardian to get married or travel abroad. Lawyer Entissar El-Saeid has argued that the new law ‘calls off the rights women have acquired over decades of fighting’. The draft personal status bill would require male consent for a woman to get married, register a child’s...

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How Bobi Wine is pushing for Ugandan change

How Bobi Wine is pushing for Ugandan change

Despite the obstacles to his success, Bobi Wine continues to fight for change in Uganda. Bobi Wine is somewhat of a legend in Uganda. Primarily known as a reggae artist, his lyrics are permeated by narratives of social change that focus on the high levels of suffering prevalent in Uganda. Much of the population is able to identify with the inequality and deprivation that Wine brings to life in his music, which...

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Merav Michaeli is a new face for the Israeli Left

Merav Michaeli is a new face for the Israeli Left

After a long absence from the political scene, the Israeli Labour Party has a new leader, returning hope to a cause thought lost. The last 12 years of Israeli politics have been dominated by Benjamin Netanyahu. The right wing leader has continuously succeeded in forming coalitions with parties that only become more extreme with every election. In that time we’ve also seen the virtual extinction of the Israeli Labour Party,...

By London, UK
Glass Animals back Save the Sheaf Campaign

Glass Animals back Save the Sheaf Campaign

Glass Animals are the latest group to join the Save the Sheaf campaign as the UK’s live venues face closure as a result of the pandemic. A campaign to save the last grassroots gig venue in Oxford has gained new momentum after the backing of indie band Glass Animals. The Save the Sheaf campaign was created in response to the owners of The Wheatsheaf’s application to convert the first-floor gig venue...

By London, UK
Celebrating Transgender icons for Transgender Visibility Day

Celebrating Transgender icons for Transgender Visibility Day

To celebrate International Transgender Visibility Day, we’ve put together a list of five transgender heroes making history around the world right now. International Transgender Day of Visibility was started in 2009 by activist Rachel Crandall, who was disappointed in the lack of positive representation for transgender people in mainstream media. Crandall recalled that anytime she heard about the trans community, ‘it to be due to Remembrance Day’ and about ‘...

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3D printing could be the future of education

3D printing could be the future of education

Combining architecture and technology is a great hope for expanding educational access in deprived areas, and there’s no better example than 3D printed housing. A quarter of a billion children do not have access to education worldwide. Thinking Huts is at the forefront of combatting this huge injustice - and is using the once fictional method of 3D printing to do so. Maggie Grout started Thinking Huts when she was...

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Do Meat-Free Mondays really make a difference?

Do Meat-Free Mondays really make a difference?

Meat-free Mondays is a campaign that aims to highlight the environmental impact of meat consumption and animal agriculture, but does it actually make a difference? If you’ve never heard of ‘Meat-Free Mondays’, the campaign first launched by the famous McCartney family all the way back in 2009, then you may want to get clued up - especially if you’re concerned about the way meat products are produced and sold. It’s exactly...

By London, UK