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Aid watchdog ranks UK efforts to end modern slavery as unsatisfactory

19 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's multi-million aid programmes to tackle modern slavery worldwide are not underpinned by a clear strategy and have produced little evidence of long-term impacts to reduce such abuses, said an independent aid watchdog on Wednesday.

COVID, climate and conflict conspire to push up poverty

07 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Extreme poverty will rise for the first time this century as COVID-19 hammers the global economy, the World Bank said on Wednesday, predicting the pandemic could spawn 115 million "new poor" this year alone.

Aid groups should face tougher action over sex abuse by staff: experts

07 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid organisations and humanitarian agencies should face tougher action including funding cuts if they do not tackle sexual abuse by staff, aid experts told UK parliamentarians on Tuesday amid a sex-for-jobs scandal during an Ebola crisis in the Congo.

UPDATE 1-Aid groups should face tougher action over sex abuse by staff-experts

07 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid organisations and humanitarian agencies should face tougher action including funding cuts if they do not tackle sexual abuse by staff, aid experts told UK parliamentarians on Tuesday amid a sex-for-jobs scandal during an Ebola crisis in the Congo.

Aid groups should face tougher action over sex abuse by staff-experts

07 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid organisations and humanitarian agencies should face tougher action including funding cuts if they do not tackle sexual abuse by staff, aid experts told UK parliamentarians on Tuesday amid a sex-for-jobs scandal during an Ebola crisis in the Congo.

REFILE-Serena Williams says 'underpaid, undervalued' as Black woman in tennis

06 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Serena Williams said she has been "underpaid (and) undervalued" as a Black woman in tennis, applauding the Black Lives Matter movement for shining a light on entrenched racism, according to comments published by British Vogue magazine.

U.S. farm landscapes could be reshaped by changing climate - research

05 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change could render swathes of agricultural land largely useless for farming in the U.S. South, and force Midwestern farmers to move corn and soybeans elsewhere as crop yields decline, researchers said on Monday.

Here come the girls? UK club faces lawsuit over ban on women members

08 Sep 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A businesswoman is set to launch legal action against one of the world's oldest private members' clubs as she argues its men-only membership rules breach British equality laws.

British boxer scores TV first with same-sex dance debut

02 Sep 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bisexual British boxer Nicola Adams will become the first person to compete with a same-sex dance partner in the hit show 'Strictly Come Dancing', the BBC announced on Wednesday, in a coup for LGBT+ representation on primetime television.

British boxer scores TV first with same-sex dance debut

02 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bisexual British boxer Nicola Adams will become the first person to compete with a same-sex dance partner in the hit show 'Strictly Come Dancing', the BBC announced on Wednesday, in a coup for LGBT+ representation on primetime television.

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