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Britain to scrutinize confidentiality deals that silence harassment victims

7:29pm EST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers will examine rules that allow employers to silence victims of workplace sexual harassment and racist or pregnancy discrimination, as the use of confidentiality agreements come under greater scrutiny around the world.

Britain ends health data sharing in a victory for trafficking victims

12:19pm EST

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's health department has ended a deal to share private patient records with immigration officials, which campaigners say had put trafficking victims at risk of deportation if they sought medical help.

Vicious cycle as exploited refugee boys in Greece turn to abuse

Nov 09 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vulnerable refugee boys in Greece are having to sell sex to survive and some are using the proceeds to buy sex from women, a charity said on Friday, revealing a "shocking" cycle of abuse.

UK charities launch legal aid service to help poor women get equal pay

Nov 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting support to ask for a pay rise or to fight workplace discrimination will become easier for British women on low incomes with the launch of a free legal aid service, rights groups said on Friday.

Climate change promises Champagne lifestyle for UK growers

Nov 08 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Could rain-sodden Britain become the hot new wine producer?

FGM rates drop for African girls but teens still at risk

Nov 07 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female genital mutilation has dropped drastically among African children this century, research shows, but campaigners said on Wednesday that teenagers and young women remained at risk of the harmful practice.

Sky's not the limit: young women build Kyrgyzstan's first satellite

Nov 06 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reaching for the stars will no longer be impossible for girls and young women in Kyrgyzstan, who aim to build and launch the country's first satellite before 2020.

Investors bank on women for financial and social gains

Nov 01 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment that helps women and girls has surged to a record high in the past year and is on the cusp of going mainstream, according to organizers of an ethical investment summit.

CORRECTED-Businesses bank on women for financial and social gains

Nov 01 2018

LONDON, Nov 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investments to help women and girls have surged in the past year to a record high, according to organisers of an ethical investment summit.

British couple arrested for enslaving man in garden shed

Oct 31 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British couple have been arrested for enslaving a Polish man in their garden shed for four years, and forcing him to work for expired food, authorities said on Wednesday, amid a nationwide crackdown on modern slavery.

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