Posts tagged House of Lords
Baroness Kidron on the Edge of Madness

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE recently became a grassroot diplomat for her fresh and innovative approach to educating young people on a smorgasbord of cultures and issues.

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Initiative Award Winners Announced for 2016
Baroness Lola Young Nominated for Work on the Young Review

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE was nominated for her work on the Young Review, which looks to improving outcomes for young black, and Muslim men in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). In 2013, Baroness Young chaired a Task Group comprising ex-offenders and representatives from the voluntary, statutory, private and academic sectors to advise and help shape the Young Review.

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Lord Raj Loomba Nominated for Awareness of the Rights of Widows

Lord Loomba CBE is nominated for his longstanding work on the global rights of widowers through his charity, Loomba Foundation – the only organisation in the world to work on this important issue. The inspiration to start work at the Loomba Foundation came from Lord Loomba’s late mother, Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, who became a widow at the early age of 37 and succeeded in educating her seven young children single-handed.

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Baroness Finlay Puts Life Before Death

A licensed doctor and member of the House of Lords, Baroness Finlay has successfully stitched together issues of medicine and politics by dedicating herself to improving care for the terminally ill. It is for this reason she has been awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Honouree for Palliative Care and Organ Donor Option.  

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Baroness Deborah Stedman-Scott Award Nomination for Tomorrow's People

Baroness Stedman-Scott is nominated for her inspiring work with national employment charity, Tomorrow’s People. Baroness Stedman-Scott has a strong passion for improving the lives of individuals living on the margins.  She joined Tomorrow’s People in 1984 from the Salvation Army. In the thirty years since the charity was founded, 470,000 people have been helped on their journey back to work. 

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Grassroot Diplomat Announces Diplomatic and Political Award Winners

Diplomatic consultancy Grassroot Diplomat today hosted a star-studded even to announce the political and diplomatic winners for the 3rd Annual Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Awards at The May Fair Hotel. See who are winners are here.

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Bridget Jones Director Baroness Beeban Kidron Nominated for FilmClub and iRights

Baroness Kidron is nominated for her work with FilmClub and the new 5-point internet framework iRights. Described as her “mad as hell moment”, Baroness Kidron founded educational charity FilmClub in 2006 to provide children with unthreatening life experiences through access to carefully selected films.

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Baroness Shreela Flather Nominated for Women's Rights

Marie Stopes International is one of the biggest international health charities that provide life-saving reproductive and sexual health services internationally. Baroness Flather has been on the Board of the organisation for over 20 years, focusing on raising awareness on family planning, maternal health and abortion particularly in developing countries. 

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Victim's Commissioner Baroness Helen Newlove Nominated for Tackling Drinks Culture

Baroness Newlove is nominated for her vast campaigns in tackling drinking culture and creating safer communities across the United Kingdom. The surge to bring about change was born from the tragic murder of her late husband Garry Newlove who in 2007 was murdered by three drunken teenagers after confronting them for vandalising her car. 

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Baroness Ilora Finlay Nominated for Work on Palliative Care and the Organ Donor Option

A licensed doctor, Baroness Finlay has dedicated much of her career to improving the care of the terminally ill. When she became a life peer, her focus turned to ensuring that major health legislation improved patient care, and on tobacco control. This included her proposals to ban smoking in public places, which subsequently became law nationwide, and the Sunbed Act to ensure sunbeds are supervised and not used by those under 18 years of age.

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Baroness Doreen Lawrence Nominated for Keeping Memory of Son Stephen Alive

Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon OBE has been shortlisted under the Social Driver category for the 2nd Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. The Baroness is nominated for her initiatives on leading youth inclusion programmes at the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.  

 

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Lord Tim Clement-Jones Award Nomination for Delivering Live Music Act

House of Lords peer Lord Tim Clement-Jones has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Policy Driver category for delivering the Live Music Act. 

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Lord Diljit Rana Award Shortlist for Strengthening Global Indian Diaspora

Lord Diljit Singh Rana MBE has been nominated for the inaugural  Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Social Driver category for his work with GOPIO United, an organisation which supports people of Indian origin in business, commerce, cross cultural exchange and human rights. 

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Baroness May Blood Award Shortlist for Irish Education Integration

Baroness May Blood MBE has been nominated for the inaugural Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the Social Driver category for her tireless campaign in Northern Ireland with the Integrated Education Fund.

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