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Diversity at work is better for business - top UK lawyer

12:01am GMT

LONDON, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global law firm Pinsent Masons beat competition from Britain's MI5 security service and a northern English fire department to be named the country's most LGBT-friendly workplace on Monday.

US LGBT+ retirees lose round in housing battle but legal war continues

18 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lesbian couple rejected for admission to a retirement community suffered a defeat this week in their effort to claim discrimination, but a leading legal group on Friday vowed to take up the fight to protect LGBT+ people from housing bias.

Spain brings fresh impetus to climate fight after lost decade

18 Jan 2019

MADRID, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Spain's prime minister vowed on Friday to make up for a decade of inaction on climate change brought on by a harsh economic recession during which he said the country lost its passion and creativity to tackle the issue.

'We're not extinct': marchers in US call for indigenous rights

18 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous people from across the globe gathered in the U.S. capital on Friday for a march drawing attention to social and environmental injustices against indigenous communities worldwide, in what organizers said was a first-ever event.

Brexit threatens LGBT+ rights: top British lawyer

18 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rights of British minority groups are under threat from hardline politicians holding the government to ransom during the Brexit process, leading lawyer Helena Kennedy told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday.

Tens of thousands cut off from aid in northeast Nigeria after attack

18 Jan 2019

DAKAR, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of displaced people in northeast Nigeria are cut off from humanitarian aid following a militant attack earlier this week, the United Nations said on Friday.

Social media users flip #10yearchallenge to spotlight war, climate change

18 Jan 2019

BEIRUT, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The #10YearChallenge - posting a new photo of yourself next to an old one - is being repurposed by social media users to highlight more serious issues than ageing faces, from climate change to the devastation of war.

FACTBOX -Ways the food business eats into waste

18 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Marks & Spencer is the latest food retailer to cut plastic pollution and food waste, opening a trial store in London that sells fresh fruit and vegetables without packaging or sell-by dates.

CORRECTED-Detailed anti-bullying laws can help protect LGBT+ teens, research says

18 Jan 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. states with anti-bullying laws that explicitly protect LGBT+ teens have fewer suicide attempts among youth than states with more general laws, according to new research that could help protect vulnerable children.

Isle of Man becomes first in British Isles to decriminalise abortion

18 Jan 2019

LONDON, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Isle of Man has become the first of the British Isles to decriminalise abortion in a dramatic reform that received almost unanimous support in parliament.

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