Inspiring Change and an End to Child Marriage with @stephsinclairpix
“She looked at me with tears in her eyes and spoke quietly, ‘In my whole life, I have never felt love.’ I continued to hear similar stories as I traveled, researching and photographing child marriage in countries like Nepal, Ethiopia, India and Yemen, Tanzania, South Sudan and even Europe and the US,” says photographer Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix), who has spent more than a decade documenting the abuse of women and girls around the world.
"I wanted to make sure that we got these images and stories in front of diplomats and policy makers who could enforce laws and support programs to provide more protection for these girls," she says. "I was sure if the rest of the world understood their lives as I had come to, real change wouldn’t be far behind."
Britain’s biggest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, took to the water for the first time yesterday as she was moved out of dry dock at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, to a neighbouring jetty where work on her will be completed over the next 2 years. Read more here. The picture shows a flotilla of tugs moving the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier out of the dock where she was constructed.
(Photo by Lieutenant Phil Gamble, Crown copyright)
#FreedomIs a world without child marriage and FGM
Introducing the world’s first Insta-documentary, created from Instagram footage in honour of girls affected by child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). The film calls for an end to these harmful practices ahead of the world’s first Girl Summit. You can show your support at girlsummitpledge.com
The Royal Air Force Typhoon fleet has now reached more than 100,000 flying hours. Typhoon jets play a vital role in the protection of the UK, and we remain committed to enhancing Typhoon’s capability to meet the needs of the RAF’s Future Force 2020. The picture shows a Typhoon at the Farnborough International Air Show.
(Photo by: David Tucker, Crown copyright)
The British Consulate General New York and UK Trade & Investment hosted a Google Hangout to discuss The GREAT Tech Awards 2014, which will take the best tech companies from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania to London for a bespoke business development trip.
- British Consul General in New York, Danny Lopez
- Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech
GREAT Tech Awards Judges
- Yinka Adegoke, Deputy Editor at Billboard
- Doug Atkin, FinTech Fund Portfolio Manager at Guggenheim Partners
- Margaret Molloy, Global CMO of Siegel+Gale
GREAT Tech Awards Advisors
- Ziv Navoth, Co-founder and CEO of Paragraph
- Bob Schukai, Head of Advanced Product Innovation, Thomson Reuters
2013 GREAT Tech Awards winners
- Josh Warrum of ADstruc
- Peter Stein of TeachBoost
- Jess Compagnola of Gust