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UK's Tate faces heat over racist mural in gallery restaurant

3:34pm EDT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Tate museum said it was considering how to address "deeply problematic racist imagery" in a restaurant at one of its London galleries, as anti-racism campaigners called for the art to be removed or the restaurant relocated.

UK's leading Tate galleries face heat over racist slavery mural in restaurant

8:59am EDT

LONDON, Aug 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top British art institution faced calls on Wednesday to move a restaurant featuring a "repellent" mural depicting child slavery by the celebrated 1930s artist Rex Whistler.

UPDATE 1-U.S. super-rich found failing in pledge to donate most of wealth

Jul 30 2020

LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Super-rich individuals who pledged to give away most of their money to good causes are instead sitting on rising wealth, with many also "warehousing" donations in dedicated family foundations or funds, a new study has found.

The board game helping South Asian girls escape arranged marriage

Jul 30 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nashra Balagamwala's Pakistani family started pressuring her into an arranged marriage, she decided to get creative to avoid the myriad of suitors being foisted upon her.

U.S. super-rich found failing in pledge to donate most of wealth

Jul 29 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Super-rich individuals who pledged to give away most of their money to good causes are instead sitting on rising wealth fuelled by the "warehousing" of cash in dedicated family foundations or funds, a new study has found.

Lack of childcare found 'destroying' UK mothers' careers amid COVID-19

Jul 25 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost three-quarters of mothers in Britain have been forced to cut work hours because of childcare issues under COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a survey by a maternal rights group which warned more action was needed to protect women's careers.

Students at leading UK university denounce sexual violence in online posts

Jul 21 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 20 students have taken to social media to denounce their experiences of rape, sexual assault and harassment at a prestigious British university, fueling demands for tougher action to combat abuse on campus.

Online view swap offers a window on a world in lockdown

Jul 21 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bored of seeing the same view day after day under lockdown? Why not try swapping it for one on the other side of the world?

Exclusive: Aid groups face calls to open up on racism as survey finds data holes

Jul 14 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies are facing calls to deal openly with racism within their ranks, as almost one third of leading humanitarian organisations refused to give details about complaints against staff to an exclusive Thomson Reuters Foundation survey.

J.K. Rowling signs letter warning over free speech after trans row

Jul 08 2020

LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Author J.K. Rowling has joined 150 high-profile figures on an open letter warning that free speech is under threat due an "intolerance of opposing views", after coming under attack for her comments about transgender issues.

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