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Amber Milne

Youth activists urge bigger say in decision making for climate-hit Africans

May 09 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young African environmental activists said Saturday it is crucial those most impacted by climate change have a bigger say in decision-making to find solutions, including at upcoming COP26 U.N. climate talks set for November in Glasgow.

Ex-youth worker spotlights UK child drug trafficking in 'County Lines' film

Dec 04 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - During a decade as a youth worker in Britain, Henry Blake worked with many children who had been trafficked by gangs to transport drugs and trapped in the illicit trade by debt and violence.

Seven facts on global hunger as World Food Programme wins Nobel

Oct 09 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger around the world and improve conditions for peace in areas affected by conflict.

UK homeless face double winter whammy of COVID-19, deep freeze

Oct 08 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's rough sleepers face a double winter whammy of freezing weather and deadly coronavirus, advocates said on Thursday, urging the government to resurrect its emergency pandemic measures and put a roof over every head.

Women must be kept safe online to meet global gender goals, activist says

Sep 25 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Governments must do more to keep women safe online in order to meet global goals on gender inequality, a British Nigerian activist has warned, as the coronavirus pandemic causes a surge in racism and gender-based abuse on the internet.

Hate crime laws should protect women, UK legal regulator says

Sep 23 2020

LONDON, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Misogyny should be made a hate crime in England and Wales, the independent body that recommends legal change said on Wednesday, as it launched a consultation on updating hate crime laws.

In England, where you grow up dictates what you earn, study finds

Sep 15 2020

LONDON, Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young men who grew up in affluent areas of England earn twice as much as those from poorer areas, according to a major study released on Tuesday, as concerns rise about the economic impact of COVID-19 on already deprived parts of the country.

Most Britons accept LGBT+ people, but concern over education persists

Sep 09 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people in Britain are now happy to have gay or bisexual people as colleagues, neighbours and leaders, but many still think schools should not teach young children about homosexuality, researchers said on Thursday.

Boys being groomed online to hate women, British author warns

Sep 03 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young men and boys are being radicalised into hating women, the British author behind the Everyday Sexism Project has warned, saying online groups are targeting boys as young as 11.

U.S. baseball commentator suspended for anti-gay slur on air

Aug 20 2020

(Editor’s note: Para 2 contains a homophobic slur that may be offensive to readers)

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