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‘I had this strong feeling that my face was disfigured’ – Kitty Wallace, the body dysmorphic sufferer turned campaigner

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Kitty Wallace remembers very clearly the first time she felt there was something horribly wrong with her face. She was eight years old, in her downstairs bathroom with a friend as they washed their hands before dinner...

Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers

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A Mexican environmental campaigner has been declared missing barely a week after a savage attack on indigenous villagers displaced from the lands she was defending against illegal logging. Irma Galindo Barrios, a memb...

Men must challenge other men on women’s safety, campaigner says

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In order to be good allies, men must talk to and challenge other men about women’s safety, Al Garthwaite, an organiser of the UK’s first Reclaim the Night marches, has said. “Being an ally means standing up and saying...

LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell refuses ‘national treasure’ jubilee offer

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Peter Tatchell has refused an invitation to be declared a “national treasure” at the Queen’s platinum jubilee because of the monarch’s “neglectful stance towards the LGBT+ community”. Tatchell, who has been campaignin...

Leading campaigner urges UK to target wealth of Kazakhstani elite

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One of the architects of the UK’s updated sanctions legislation has called for the government and crime agencies to target the wealth of the Kazakhstani elite following the deaths of at least 164 people during unrest....

Tanzila Khan: disability rights campaigner tells young women ‘the world is yours’

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Tanzila Khan does not like people feeling too sorry for themselves – or for her. “I don’t like sob stories or tragedies,” said Khan, who is a disability and women’s rights campaigner in Pakistan. “I’m not saying they ...

Gay rights campaigner welcomes Isle of Man police apology

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A campaigner who came to symbolise the battle for gay rights on the Isle of Man has welcomed as “long overdue” an apology from a police chief for the way the island’s laws against homosexuality were enforced. In a fiv...

Abortion rights campaigner marks anniversary of RBG death with battle cry

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Marking the first anniversary of the death of the US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cecile Richards warned that after nearly 50 years, Republicans are on the brink of ending the right to abortion. “We must...

Noel Conway, assisted dying campaigner, dies at home aged 71

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Noel Conway, a retired lecturer who campaigned against the ban on assisted dying after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, has died at the age of 71. Conway died on Wednesday at his home in Garmston, Shropshir...

Campaigner urges Johnson to freeze assets of thousands of Russians in UK

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A London-based anti-Putin campaigner has called on Boris Johnson to freeze the assets of thousands of Russian citizens in the UK in a bid to root out those with ties to the Kremlin. Andrei Sidelnikov said he told the ...

Disabled Afghans in special jeopardy, warns exiled campaigner

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World leaders must act to protect disabled Afghans who are in immediate danger under Taliban rule, a prominent blind human rights activist has urged after being evacuated to the UK. Benafsha Yaqoobi, a commissioner at...

Mike Gravel, former Alaska senator and anti-war campaigner, dies aged 91

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Mike Gravel, a former US senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91. Gravel, ...

Plaque honouring Windrush campaigner unveiled at Enoch Powell office

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A memorial plaque honouring campaigner Paulette Wilson has been unveiled on the Wolverhampton building that used to house Enoch Powell’s constituency office, as part of a commemoration ceremony to mark Windrush Day. W...

Scottish court drops extradition case of Catalan independence campaigner

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An extradition case against a Catalan academic and independence campaigner, Clara Ponsatí, has been dropped by a Scottish court after she moved to Belgium. A sheriff in Edinburgh halted an extradition request from the...

‘Beacon of hope’: Holocaust survivor and peace campaigner Eddie Jaku dies at 101

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The self-declared “happiest man on earth”, Holocaust survivor and peace advocate Eddie Jaku, has died in Sydney aged 101. Jaku was a “beacon of light and hope”, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies said, a man who would b...

Gary Stevenson, City trader turned campaigner: ‘I made money betting on a disaster’

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Gary Stevenson became a multimillionaire by “betting inequality was going to destroy our economy and make the poorest in society even poorer”. Growing up with his brother and sister in a cramped two-bed terrace backin...

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