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United Kingdom

Pietro Lombardi

One million poor women in Britain have suffered violence and abuse

28 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One million women living in poverty in Britain have experienced extensive violence and abuse, a report said on Wednesday, which makes them more likely to attempt suicide, face homelessness and have mental health disorders.

Women a minority among top earners, researchers say

27 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women account for a fraction of the richest people in eight of the world's wealthiest countries and the gender gap gets wider the higher the income bracket, a study by the London School of Economics showed on Tuesday.

Oscar Wilde's home gets special status in UK tribute to top gay figures

23 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The London home of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde and other landmarks linked to gay figures have been awarded special status, the UK's leading heritage body said, in a tribute to the often overlooked contribution of gay communities in shaping modern Britain.

Syrian teenager who swam at Rio Olympics honoured for aiding women and girls' rights

21 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Syrian teenager who saved fellow refugees from drowning and then swam for the refugee team at the Rio Olympics was among those honoured at the inaugural Global Goals Awards in New York.

Researchers predict sharp rise in migrants entering Europe covertly

16 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The proportion of migrants using covert means to enter Europe is expected to rise sharply this year despite European nations pouring at least 17 billions euros ($19 billion) into reducing migration over the past 18 months, researchers said on Friday.

Exclusive: U.S. named top country for entrepreneurs using business to do good but public puzzled - poll

15 Sep 2016

NEW YORK/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States is the best country for business leaders seeking to tackle social problems, according to the first experts' poll on the top nations for social entrepreneurs, but their work is still a mystery to most people, hampering growth.

Exclusive: 10 key findings from the first experts' poll on the best countries for social entrepreneurs

15 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has come top of the first experts' poll on the best nations for entrepreneurs using businesses to tackle social problems but the survey found the work of social entrepreneurs remains a mystery to most people, hampering growth.

10 key findings from the first experts' poll on the best countries for social entrepreneurs

15 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States has come top of the first experts' poll on the best nations for entrepreneurs using businesses to tackle social problems but the survey found the work of social entrepreneurs remains a mystery to most people, hampering growth.

Women as pushy as men in asking for pay rise, but less successful - research

06 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women ask for a pay rise as often as men, but men are 25 percent more likely to get it when they ask, according to a study debunking the myth women are too shy to demand a raise.

UK takes record action on violence against women as 'revenge porn' rises

06 Sep 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Prosecutions for domestic abuse, rape and sexual offences against women in England and Wales hit a record high in 2015/2016, according to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which also reported the first cases of "revenge porn".

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