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Lin Taylor

Jan 16 2017

Are fathers getting a raw deal in the workplace, UK inquiry asks

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With more British men wanting to take an active role in raising their children, are workplaces preventing fathers from spending more time at home, asks an inquiry launched on Monday, with men's rights groups calling for a "childcare revolution".

Jan 16 2017

Want to learn Arabic, Korean or Swahili? Refugee language tutors can help

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As university students mill around a bright and airy study hall in London, Eiad Zinah converses in his native language Arabic with a female student from Germany.

Jan 16 2017

Are fathers getting a raw deal in the workplace, UK inquiry asks

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With more British men wanting to take an active role in raising their children, are workplaces preventing fathers from spending more time at home, asks an inquiry launched on Monday, with men's rights groups calling for a "childcare revolution".

Jan 13 2017

Lone migrant children arriving in Italy by sea doubles in 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of lone migrant children arriving in Italy by boat more than doubled in 2016 from the previous year, an "alarming trend" that leaves thousands of young people at risk of abuse, the United Nations children's agency said on Friday.

Jan 12 2017

'Sweetheart' British actor Idris Elba auctions Valentine's date for charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lonely hearts this Valentine's Day will have a unique chance to spend an evening with British actor Idris Elba after he auctioned himself off to raise money for an African girls charity.

Jan 12 2017

Rise in Afghans returning home threatens overstretched resources, U.N. says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 9,400 undocumented Afghans have returned home from Iran and Pakistan in the first week of 2017, raising concerns over how the war-torn Asian nation will cope with the rising influx, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Jan 11 2017

Aid watchdog says UK cash transfer schemes effective in tackling poverty

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cash transfer programs funded by the British government are cost-effective ways to alleviate global poverty, an aid watchdog said on Thursday, rejecting concerns from critics that giving cash to poor communities is a misuse of taxpayers' money.

Jan 09 2017

More women lawmakers needed in UK as numbers 'shockingly low': report

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women parliamentarians in Britain is "shockingly low" and the government should set targets to achieve equal representation by 2030, British lawmakers said in a report on Tuesday.

Jan 09 2017

Watchdog urges greater protection of UK transgender prisoners as deaths climb

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender prisoners in Britain need more support and greater protection from bullying and harassment, a government watchdog said on Tuesday, more than a week after a transgender woman was found dead in her cell.

Jan 06 2017

As winter hits, U.N. urges faster transfer of migrants from Greek islands

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of migrants stranded on Greek islands should be quickly transferred to the mainland or other European countries due to cold temperatures and poor living conditions, the United Nation's refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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