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Hundreds march in Birmingham against Chechnya gay murders

In News on 04/22/2017 at 21:40
Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Hundreds of protesters march through central Birmingham in solidarity with the LGBT community in Chechnya (Photograph: Adam Yosef)

Around 200 of protesters have marched through the streets of Birmingham city centre today in solidarity with LGBT individuals in Chechnya, who have been reportedly rounded up by Government officials and persecuted in the Eastern European country.

Standing in support of the victims of what has been described as State brutality, campaigners marched from the LGBT Centre in Holloway Circus to Victoria Square, where they gathered for a protest rally condemning the alleged human rights abuses. Read the rest of this entry »

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest UN Messenger of Peace

In News on 04/11/2017 at 13:36
Malala Yousafzai - shown here in 2015 - has been named youngest ever UN Ambassador of Peace (Photograph: Simon Davis/DFID)

Malala Yousafzai – shown here in 2015 – has been named youngest ever UN Ambassador of Peace (Photograph: Simon Davis/DFID)

Birmingham-based Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace, after being awarded the accolade yesterday.

The 19-year-old, who is sitting her A-levels and has also received an offer from a top UK university, has accepted the role with a special focus on girls’ education. Read the rest of this entry »