Director, Centre for Global Youth, UCL Institute of Education, UCL, reports:
In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, much was made of how devastated young people were by the result. A survey by Lord Ashcroft suggested that over 70% of young people aged 18-24 voted Remain, while almost 60% of over 55s voted to Leave.
In my ongoing research, I’ve found that this view is too simplistic: in practice, young people’s reactions and views are much more diverse and tricky to categorise.
The Guardian reports: ”Nine of the world’s biggest fishing companies have signed up to protect the world’s oceans, pledging to help stamp out illegal activities, including the use of slave labour, and prevent overfishing.”
Read the full news resport here.
Today is a day to celebrate all women and to remember the unfortunate fact that there are regrettably a lot of countries where women still don’t have financial independence; they don’t have the right to vote, to drive, to file for divorce and many who live in constant fear for their lives. Gender equality has a long way to go but today I am celebrating and raising a glass to all the women and men who came before me, and the women and men ahead of me who have devoted their lives to ensure that I can do what I want, when I want. It’s time to say a huge thank you!
The BBC´s 100 women.