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Emma Batha

Britain urged to force companies to publish ethnicity pay gaps

20 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British businesses would have to report pay gaps between staff from different ethnic groups and draw up plans for tackling imbalances under proposed legislation being presented in parliament on Tuesday.

UK lawmakers urge action to help 1.5 mln women with endometriosis

19 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers called on Monday for urgent government action to support 1.5 million women with endometriosis – a debilitating condition that leads to absenteeism from school and work and can cause infertility.

Britain urged to ban lip fillers and Botox for teenagers

16 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British lawmakers called for a ban on lip fillers and Botox for under-18s on Friday amid concerns that reality TV stars from shows such as "Love Island" are fueling a surge in schoolgirls having risky facial injections.

UK urged to force firms to publish plans for closing gender pay gap

14 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain should make companies draw up plans for closing their gender pay gaps, women's rights experts said on Wednesday amid warnings that COVID-19 threatens to worsen inequality.

Lawmakers urged to ban child marriage in Britain

07 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is sabotaging girls' futures and condoning child sex abuse by failing to scrap an "anachronistic" law allowing child marriage, a lawmaker told parliament on Tuesday as she presented a bill to criminalise marriage under 18.

UPDATE 1-Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - poll

05 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday.

Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: poll

05 Oct 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday.

Social media abuse drives girls off Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - poll

04 Oct 2020

LONDON, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Online abuse is driving girls to quit social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, with nearly 60% experiencing harassment, a global study showed on Sunday.

Britons would pay more tax for a fairer society as COVID-19 exposes inequality

30 Sep 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britons would be happy to pay higher taxes for a fairer, more caring and gender-equal society as the coronavirus pandemic transforms people's views about the world they want to live in, economists said on Wednesday.

'Groundbreaking' Lesotho study reveals high cost of domestic violence

25 Sep 2020

LONDON, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries could save billions of dollars a year by tackling the "disgusting pandemic" of domestic violence, the Commonwealth secretary-general said as economists estimated the scourge cost the tiny African kingdom of Lesotho 5.5% of GDP.

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