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British music stars resurrect Rock Against Racism

Aug 02 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 700 figures from Britain's music world, including popstar Rita Ora, One Direction singer Niall Horan and producer Nile Rodgers, united to "wipe out racism" declaring "silence is not an option" in response to discrimination and abuse.

Kenyan Unilever tea workers escalate fight for reparations to U.N

Jul 30 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Kenyan tea plantation workers who say Unilever failed to protect them from ethnic violence have escalated their battle for reparations to the United Nations.

Could genealogy websites help catch aid worker sex abusers?

Jul 16 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology that helped catch a U.S. serial murderer, dubbed the Golden State Killer, could be used to track down aid workers who sexually abuse girls and women overseas, according to the team behind a groundbreaking project in the Philippines.

British stars back charity coronavirus appeal for world's most vulnerable

Jul 14 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singer Annie Lennox and Olympian Mo Farah are backing an appeal by British charities to help protect millions of people at risk from coronavirus in the world's most fragile states, and provide protective equipment for frontline medics.

UK charities launch appeal to help fragile states fight coronavirus

Jul 13 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British charities launched an appeal on Tuesday to help protect millions of people at heightened risk of coronavirus in the world's most fragile states, and provide protective equipment for frontline health workers.

UPDATE 1-Britain launches new inquiry into sex abuse by aid workers

Jul 08 2020

LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers will hear evidence that aid workers are demanding sex in return for assistance when they launch an inquiry this week into preventing sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector.

Britain launches new inquiry into sex abuse by aid workers

Jul 07 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers will hear evidence that aid workers are demanding sex in return for assistance when they launch an inquiry this week into preventing sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector.

COVID-19 highlights need for companies to protect domestic abuse victims

Jul 02 2020

LONDON, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global surge in domestic violence during coronavirus lockdowns highlights the need for companies to do more to protect victims and help them get their lives back on track, experts on the issue said on Thursday.

Coronavirus puts millions more at risk of child marriage and FGM: U.N.

Jun 30 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress on ending child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), jeopardising the futures of millions of girls, a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.

Sierra Leone protests demand justice after girl, 5, raped and killed

Jun 24 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rape and killing of a five-year-old girl in Sierra Leone sparked protests for a third day on Wednesday as demonstrators demanded justice for victims of pervasive sexual violence.

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