Save Our GP Surgeries
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on August 12, 2014
In 2004 the government changed the funding formula for GP surgeries and didn't take account of the fact that in deprived areas people have higher health needs. Many practices would have gone bankrupt, so they introduced something called the 'minimum practice income guarantee' (MPIG) to stop practices falling below their previous level of income.
Living Under The Streets Of Bucharest
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on June 4, 2014
This is a disturbing story highlighting the plight of men, women and children living in Bucharest who are strickened by drug abuse, HIV and TB. Many of these people were in orphanages and ‘care’ back in 1990, many of whom have now had children of their own, and now they all live in this underground hell hole.
What If Your Daughter Was Kidnapped
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on May 8, 2014
Could you imagine sending your child off to school just like any other day only for them to be kidnapped from their place of learning?
Just over three weeks ago, 234 teenage girls were kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Bornu while taking their exams. It is assumed that the girls were taken by Boko Haram, a local Islamic extremist group whose name means “western education is forbidden.” It is feared that the girls have been sold into marriage to the militants and some have been moved to nearby countries of Cameroon and Chad. Conflicting information about the girls’ whereabouts and their current status and situation has naturally left parents and loved ones devastated.
Help Save The Bees
Posted By Anita Roddick Team on May 1, 2014
Friends of the Earth have just released a new report highlighting how agro-chemical companies, such as Bayer, are using deceptive PR tactics to delay action on neonicotinoid pesticides and boost their profits. Please join Friends of the Earth in calling on Bayer to stop selling these bee-killing pesticides by visiting their campaign page and taking action.
"Trade is neither inherently good nor bad. But how it is conducted is a matter of great concern -- and an unprecedented opportunity. Trade can either contribute to the process of sustainable development or undermine it. .... There is no question what the choice must be." -- Hilary French