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Girls got game: Young women hope to level up video game coding skills

Apr 18 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Alexa was eight when she discovered video games, from racing, solving puzzles and playing out fantasies in virtual worlds.

World's first vagina museum in London to tackle taboos

Apr 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disco parties, comedy nights, school tours and art exhibitions may be unusual ways to help break the stigma associated with female genitals, but that is exactly what the world's first vagina museum in London plans to do.

Brexit and bananas: UK charities fear fall from global stage

Apr 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's exit from the European Union could boost populist voices keen to slash foreign aid, redirect it to benefit UK businesses and hit charity budgets, industry experts said.

Global aid spending drops as refugee flows decrease: OECD

Apr 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global refugee flows fell last year, so did aid from rich countries, official data showed on Wednesday, tumbling for the second consecutive year, and hindering efforts to end poverty.

UK slave bosses may be 'personally liable' for exploitation of workers

Apr 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Modern slavery civil suits in Britain got more personal with a high court ruling on Monday that the bosses of trafficked workers - not just the companies they work for - may be "personally liable" for their treatment of victims.

Almost half UK companies failed to narrow gender pay gap

Apr 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of all major British companies have failed to reduce their gender pay gap over the last year, data released on Friday showed, despite rising government pressure and public scrutiny.

Air pollution linked with psychotic experiences in UK teens, study finds

Mar 27 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High levels of air pollution in England and Wales have been linked with psychotic experiences in teenagers, such as hearing voices and intense paranoia, scientists said on Wednesday, as poor air quality in British cities comes under scrutiny.

UK schools should teach dangers of breast ironing, says education union

Mar 26 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The dangers of breast ironing - where a young girl's breasts are compressed to stop them developing - should be taught in all British schools, the country's largest education union said on Tuesday.

Poor lose out as rich countries link aid with trade: think-tank

Mar 25 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich countries are using their aid budgets to promote their own national interests rather than focusing on helping people in poor countries, according to research published by a global think-tank on Tuesday.

Suspected slaves 'languish' in two-tier UK; European victims helped first

Mar 22 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 suspected victims of slavery who were trafficked into Britain from outside of Europe languish in the system, and are far less likely than their local counterparts to receive timely assistance, according to anti-trafficking charities.

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