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Ethnic minorities hold less than 5% of Britain's top jobs

Jul 28 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - All of Britain's political party leaders, Supreme Court judges and chief constables are white and less than 5% of the country's most powerful roles are held by non-white people although they make up 13% of the population, a study on diversity found.

Campaigner's death fuels calls for Britain to speed up 'Windrush' compensation

Jul 24 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a prominent campaigner this week has increased pressure on Britain's government to speed up compensation payments to thousands of "Windrush generation" Caribbean migrants who were wrongly identified as illegal immigrants.

Brands urged to stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang over forced labour fears

Jul 23 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major retailers must stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang region due to the "grave risk of forced labour", a coalition of civil society groups said on Thursday, amid mounting global pressure on Beijing over its treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Brands urged to stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang over forced labour fears

Jul 23 2020

LONDON, July 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major retailers must stop sourcing from China's Xinjiang region due to the "grave risk of forced labour", a coalition of civil society groups said on Thursday, amid mounting global pressure on Beijing over its treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Britain urged to make 'revenge porn' threats a crime

Jul 06 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British domestic abuse charity called on Monday for the government to make the threat to share "revenge porn" a crime, saying the change could stop more victims from having intimate images posted online.

Boxer trafficked as a child wins right to stay in the UK after 16 years

Jun 30 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A former England boxer who was trafficked from Nigeria as a child and forced into domestic servitude has won the right to remain in Britain after a 16-year legal battle.

Roma across Europe seen as police target in lockdown

Jun 24 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Roma communities across Europe have become a police target in lockdown, a report found on Wednesday, amid a sharpening global focus on racial equality and law enforcement.

Nobel winner unveils code to protect survivors of sexual violence in war

Jun 19 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new code of conduct for investigating sexual violence in conflict was unveiled on Friday, developed by Britain's Foreign Office and Nadia Murad, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Green plates for green cars: Britain boosts zero-emission transport

Jun 16 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain will introduce a distinctive number plate for electric cars later this year to promote cleaner vehicles, the transport secretary said on Tuesday, as the country targets net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Charity seeks to avert teen pregnancy surge with safe sex app in Sierra Leone

Jun 15 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international charity has launched an interactive sex education app in Sierra Leone as health experts warn the coronavirus lockdown could cause a surge in unwanted teenage pregnancies.

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