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Meka Beresford

Britain mulls reform to make harassment of women a hate crime

Sep 06 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain has shown it is serious about ending violence against women by announcing a review that could make abuse driven by misogyny a hate crime, activists said on Thursday.

New German 'third gender' option excludes trans people - campaigners

Aug 16 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new German third gender option does not go far enough, campaigners said on Thursday, after Berlin became the first European government to introduce the choice for intersex people.

New German 'third gender' option excludes trans people: campaigners

Aug 16 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new German third gender option does not go far enough, campaigners said on Thursday, after Berlin became the first European government to introduce the choice for intersex people.

Survivor of acid attack hopes art can change law

Aug 01 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Doused in acid as punishment for rejection, Patricia Lefranc is typical of the thousands of women whose lives are ruined by ex-partners armed with acid. But instead of hiding away, the 54-year-old Belgian is using her disfigurement to fight for change.

Pakistan's transgender community says faced pushback at general election

Jul 26 2018

MUMBAI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's transgender community faced pushback at the country's general election on Wednesday as five transgender candidates failed to win office and transgender observers and voters were blocked from polling stations, campaigners said.

Sex scandals will not hurt charities as Britons pledge to keep giving: survey

Jul 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charitable donations will not be hurt by a series of sex scandals that have rocked the sector this year, a YouGov survey said on Thursday, with four out of five Britons promising to give the same amount of money, or more, to good causes.

Britain's Royal Marines to march in London's Pride for first time

Jul 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's elite Royal Marines will march in London's Pride for the first time this year, as the wider armed forces mark 10 years of celebrating the LGBT event and push for a more inclusive and welcoming environment.

Britain issues first sentencing guidelines for 'revenge porn'

Jul 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone found guilty of repeatedly posting "revenge porn" or releasing victims' contact details will face the harshest possible punishment under new sentencing guidelines in Britain.

'Time of reckoning' as woman journalist groped on air at World Cup

Jun 26 2018

LONDON, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Harassment of women reporters covering the World Cup is unacceptable, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists said on Tuesday after a series of on-air incidents, calling it a "time of reckoning".

Exclusive: India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife - global poll

Jun 25 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

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