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Dutch airline KLM under fire after breastfeeding mother told to cover up

Jul 17 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch airline KLM faced sharp criticism on Wednesday for its "antiquated values" after cabin crew told a breastfeeding woman to cover herself up to spare the blushes of other passengers.

Britain defends low rate of forced marriage prosecutions

Jul 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British police defended the low rate of prosecutions for forced marriage on Monday, saying they were using other tools to protect potential victims without forcing them to testify against family members.

Britain urged to reform 'failing' energy policy to meet net zero goal

Jul 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must urgently reform its "failing" national policy on energy efficiency to have any prospect of meeting an ambitious target to slash its carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, parliamentarians said on Friday.

Dude, it's rude! UK student designs chair to stop 'manspreading'

Jul 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British student who built a chair designed to force men to sit with their knees together said on Thursday she hopes her work will encourage men to stop invading women's space.

UK acceptance of gay relationships dips for first time in 30 years

Jul 11 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Acceptance of gay relationships among British people has dipped for the first time in more than 30 years, researchers said on Thursday, warning years of rising tolerance could be reaching a plateau.

Factbox: 10 artists hit by human rights criticism over concerts

Jul 10 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S rapper Nicki Minaj this week pulled out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia, where same-sex acts attract the death penalty, after critics said it clashed with her support for LGBT+ rights.

LGBT+ campaigner bids to become Tunisia's first openly gay president

Jul 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Tunisian politician vying to become his country's first openly gay president has said he will push to decriminalize gay sex and insisted his candidacy should not be defined by his sexuality.

More than 500 suspected slaves locked up by Britain last year

Jul 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers urged the government to stop detaining victims of trafficking under immigration powers on Tuesday, as official data showed more than 500 suspected slaves were held last year.

LGBT+ campaigners hold scaled-down Pride march in Georgia despite threats

Jul 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A small group of LGBT+ campaigners held a Pride rally in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on Monday, weeks after they were forced to call off a march following a wave of political unrest.

Baby wipes, tents and private jets: festivals vow to go green

Jun 27 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As anxieties about climate change mount, a growing number of festivals are boosting their eco-credentials with initiatives tackling everything from plastic waste and abandoned tents to low carbon transport and vegetarianism.

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