Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’
Malala Yousafzai
Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why ‘storytelling is the soul of activism’

Nobel Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai talks to Big Issue about her new documentary, Bread & Roses, which shows the brutal realities of life for Afghanistan’s women under the Taliban
Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students
Education

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here’s the many, many reasons why
LGBTQ+ rights

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here’s the many, many reasons why

Top Stories

Queer asylum seekers ‘not safe’ in UK due to ‘institutionalised homophobia’ in Home Office, report finds
LGBTQ+ rights

Queer asylum seekers ‘not safe’ in UK due to ‘institutionalised homophobia’ in Home Office, report finds

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty
General election 2024

Thousands back our call for next government to take immediate action on poverty

How to make a difference

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What should you do if you see a homeless person?
homeless person experiencing homelessness
Advice

What should you do if you see a homeless person?

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved
volunteering on christmas day
Activism

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved

These are the charities that collect furniture from your home to help those in need
charities that collect furniture
Activism

These are the charities that collect furniture from your home to help those in need

Cost of living crisis

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The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children’s charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution
poverty/ selfa
Poverty

The remarkable ways a Yorkshire children’s charity is fighting hidden poverty and rural destitution

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution
National Vendor Week

Big Issue founder John Bird celebrates vendors at House of Lords – and vows to help end destitution

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs
beats bus
Community activism

Beats Bus: How a Hull group is using hip-hop to fight poverty and protect young people from gangs

A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse
Missing piece of puzzle
Missing persons

A person is reported missing every 90 seconds in UK – and cost of living crisis is making it worse

Changemakers

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We’ve had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can’t afford to keep going
mother's uncovered
Maggie Gordon-Walker

We’ve had to pause our life-saving work helping new mums – we simply can’t afford to keep going

Maggie Gordon-Walker has been recognised as a Big Issue Changemaker for her charitable project Mothers Uncovered. But it’s not getting the funding to carry out its vital work
Inside the Big Issue: These 100 Changemakers will make a difference in 2024
Inside the Big Issue

Inside the Big Issue: These 100 Changemakers will make a difference in 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Climate, environment and sustainability
Changemakers 2024

The Big Issue Changemakers of 2024: Climate, environment and sustainability

Protest

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Gen Z want to buy houses, smoke weed and do crimes, report finds. What does this mean for UK’s future?
Generation Z

Gen Z want to buy houses, smoke weed and do crimes, report finds. What does this mean for UK’s future?

DWP sparks protests by disability activists over benefit sanctions and ‘inhumane deaths’
DWP benefits protest
Disability benefits

DWP sparks protests by disability activists over benefit sanctions and ‘inhumane deaths’

Letters: The poll tax riots worked. It’s time to re-harness the power of protest
Poll Tax protest in Trafalgar Square
Letters

Letters: The poll tax riots worked. It’s time to re-harness the power of protest

Read prison letters of Just Stop Oil activists jailed for QE2 bridge protest: ‘UK cannot imprison its way out of climate crisis’
Activism

Read prison letters of Just Stop Oil activists jailed for QE2 bridge protest: ‘UK cannot imprison its way out of climate crisis’

Charity

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This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit
Philanthropy

This man let 12 strangers give £100,000 of his money away. Governments should follow suit

New Year Honours list: Emilia Clarke and her mum made MBEs for setting up brain injury charity
New Year Honours

New Year Honours list: Emilia Clarke and her mum made MBEs for setting up brain injury charity

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved
volunteering on christmas day
Activism

Volunteering on Christmas Day: How you can get involved

These are the charities that collect furniture from your home to help those in need
charities that collect furniture
Activism

These are the charities that collect furniture from your home to help those in need

Social enterprises

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Coffee that fights homelessness: Nespresso’s new £1m partnership with social enterprise Change Please
Three Change Please baristas promoting their Nespresso partnership
Sponsored content

Coffee that fights homelessness: Nespresso’s new £1m partnership with social enterprise Change Please

CathARTic: The incredible and inspiring way vulnerable people are finding themselves through art
Art

CathARTic: The incredible and inspiring way vulnerable people are finding themselves through art

Social Bite’s Josh Littlejohn explains how his Edinburgh cafe ‘made friends’ with George Clooney
Josh Littlejohn in a blue shirt
Letter to My Younger Self

Social Bite’s Josh Littlejohn explains how his Edinburgh cafe ‘made friends’ with George Clooney

Explainers

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How do Big Issue sellers make money?
Vendor Nick Cuthbert
Activism

How do Big Issue sellers make money?

How does The Big Issue help homeless people?
Big Issue Winter Support Kit launch at Christmas
Activism

How does The Big Issue help homeless people?

Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?
Vendor Kelvin Gregory
Activism

Where does my money go when I buy The Big Issue?

5 ways to help those suffering in the deadly Israel-Hamas war
israel gaza support donate
Israel-Palestine conflict

5 ways to help those suffering in the deadly Israel-Hamas war

Big Issue Invest

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How does The Big Issue help homeless people?
Big Issue Winter Support Kit launch at Christmas
Activism

How does The Big Issue help homeless people?

Something radical is happening in Hastings. It might just tell us how to solve Britain’s empty homes problem
empty homes, hastings
Activism

Something radical is happening in Hastings. It might just tell us how to solve Britain’s empty homes problem

There’s a letting agency actually trying to fix the housing crisis. Here’s how
Homes for Good, Glasgow housing
Housing

There’s a letting agency actually trying to fix the housing crisis. Here’s how

Cafe that finds work for adults with learning disabilities appeals for help amid cost of living crisis
Cafe Van Gogh
Small businesses

Cafe that finds work for adults with learning disabilities appeals for help amid cost of living crisis

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