(L) Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls, is given Leadership in Civil Society award by Queen Rania of Jordan at the Clinton Global Initiative's Citizen Awards Dinner, 25 Sep 2013, in New York.
jordanianroyals: Queen Rania sent a message of congratulations to Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani education activist, for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, October 10, 2014. Pictured: Queen Rania presented the Leadership in Civil Society Award to Malala a few weeks ago at the Clinton Global Iniative Citizen Awards Dinner, New York, September 2014.
The Big Society is about helping people to come together to improve their own lives. It’s about putting more power in people’s hands – a massive transfer of power from Whitehall to local communities. The Office for Civil Society, part of the Cabinet Office, works across government departments to translate the Big Society agenda into practical policies, provides support to voluntary and community organisations and is responsible for delivering a number of key Big Society programmes.
Brooks Newmark stood down as the minister for civil society on Saturday after learning the person on Twitter he had sent a sexual image - who had purported to be "Sophie Wittams", a "Tory PR girl" in her 20s - was actually a male freelance journalist working for The Sunday Mirror. As part of the cover, the journalist's account used an image of 22-year-old Swedish model Malin Sahlén, prompting concern and anger that it had been used without her consent.