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Rise in reported LGBT+ hate crime in UK a 'wake-up call'

10:35am EDT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reported hate crimes against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in England and Wales have risen by 28 percent, according to figures released on Tuesday that activists said were a "wake-up call".

Nigeria, Singapore and India fuel wealth gap: Oxfam

Oct 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nigeria, Singapore and India are among countries fuelling the gap between the super-rich and poor, aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday as it launched an index spotlighting those nations doing least to bridge the divide.

UK watchdog to move faster when charities accused of wrongdoing

Oct 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's charity watchdog vowed on Thursday to move faster when charities are accused of wrongdoing, following a year in which sex abuse scandals have rocked the sector.

UK jails gang who turned slavery into 'family business'

Oct 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A gang of eight who turned human trafficking into "a lucrative family business" were jailed on Thursday for more than 24 years, amid a major British crackdown on modern day slavery.

Unilever tops list of food and drink firms tackling forced labor

Oct 02 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever topped a list on Tuesday ranking how well food and drink companies tackle the risk of forced labor in their supply chains, ahead of Kellogg Company and Coca-Cola.

Exclusive- Transgender women should have same rights as other women - Reuters Poll

Sep 27 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender women should have the same rights as other women, according to a global poll of women across five continents published on Friday amid a growing - and sometimes divisive - debate over trans rights.

Major UK firms act to end 'discrimination scandal' for new mums

Sep 27 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten big British employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies, a lawmaker announced on Thursday as she demanded an end to the "scandal" of discrimination against pregnant women and new parents.

Child refugee arrivals on Greek islands soar, camp conditions dire: U.N.

Sep 21 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of refugee and migrant children arriving on Greek islands has soared, with more than 7,000 making the perilous voyage so far this year, a U.N. official said on Friday as he warned of dangerous and filthy conditions in overflowing camps.

Singer Neneh Cherry's new album draws on 'Calais Jungle' visit

Sep 20 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pop singer Neneh Cherry is releasing a new album partly inspired by a trip to volunteer at the "Calais Jungle" refugee and migrant camp, British media reported on Wednesday.

Gender equality index highlights big data gaps ahead of 2030 deadline

Sep 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders who have pledged to end gender inequality by 2030 will miss the ambitious target if they do not accelerate efforts to plug "profound" data gaps, experts said ahead of launching a new gender index on Wednesday.

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