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UK university bans beef to combat 'climate emergency'

Aug 12 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A London college said on Monday it has banned beef from its campus to combat climate change, becoming the first higher education institution in Britain to do so.

Taylor Swift urges fans to back equal pay for U.S. women's soccer team

Aug 12 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singer Taylor Swift has urged her millions of fans to get behind the U.S. women's soccer team's fight for equal pay, saying the world champions had taken a "historic stand" for equality.

Time's up for 'filthy brunettes' as UK festival bans sexist beer

Aug 07 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bottles featuring busty blondes, raunchy taglines and lewd labels were banned from one of Britain's biggest beer festivals on Wednesday in a crackdown on sexist advertising.

Virtuous circle: rescued refugee seeks to save others

Aug 01 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the kindness of strangers that propelled single mother Dalya to a new life in London - now the Iraqi refugee wants to help sponsor a fleeing family of her own.

Hundreds of trafficking victims denied right to remain in Britain

Jul 30 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has denied hundreds of former slaves the right to stay in the country and access support or care services, despite authorities confirming that they were trafficking victims, data published on Tuesday showed.

Canceled races, fainting players: Climate change turns up heat on sports

Jul 24 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a professional ultrarunner, who competes at distances longer than a marathon, Clare Gallagher has tackled plenty of challenges, from mountains to heat.

Britain to ban 'gagging' clauses used to silence harassment victims

Jul 22 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain will ban employees from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent victims of workplace harassment from speaking to police, lawyers and healthcare workers about their abuse.

Breast ironing is abuse and could lead to jail, UK prosecutors say

Jul 19 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Breast ironing - where a young girl's breasts are compressed to stop them developing - is child abuse and could lead to 10 years in jail, British prosecutors said on Friday.

After #MeToo, U.S. women seen reporting less workplace harassment

Jul 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From leering and unwanted touching to being asked for sexual favors, U.S. women say they suffer less sexual harassment in the workplace since #MeToo brought the issue to the fore, but sexism has increased, researchers said on Wednesday.

Britain jails traffickers who enslaved hundreds of Poles

Jul 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court has jailed eight leaders of a trafficking ring that enslaved hundreds of Polish victims in the largest modern slavery prosecution of its kind, authorities said on Friday.

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