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UK Urged To Force Firms To Publish Plans For Closing Gender Pay Gap

UK Urged To Force Firms To Publish Plans For Closing Gender Pay Gap

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. They also urged Britain to set a global example by requiring businesses to report their pay gap according to ethnicity – an idea parliament will consider later this […]

UK Supports Malawi With £10.8m for Anti-Corruption Fight

UK Supports Malawi With £10.8m for Anti-Corruption Fight

United Kingdom (UK) has committed an extra £10.8m (approx. K11 billion) to support Malawi in tackling serious and organised corruption. The UK’s Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, made the announcement after his audience with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera at State House in Lilongwe on Tuesday evening. Since 2016, the UK has been supporting Malawi through […]

British Police Raid Drug Gangs As COVID-19 Fuels Child Trafficking Fears

British Police Raid Drug Gangs As COVID-19 Fuels Child Trafficking Fears

More than 1,000 people were arrested and dozens of suspected victims of modern slavery identified in a crackdown on the drug trade in Britain, police said on Friday, as concerns grow about a rise in child trafficking during the coronavirus pandemic. Police said 69 possible trafficking victims were referred to government bodies for support following […]

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Hate Crime Laws Should Protect Women, UK Legal Regulator says

Misogyny should be made a hate crime in England and Wales, the independent body that recommends legal change said on Wednesday, as it launched a consultation on updating hate crime laws. The Law Commission said the proposal would give women specific protection from crimes such as assault and harassment where they were targeted on the […]

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Money Is Not Enough

AW Gist (The Change Agents): Money Is Not Enough

Just before you begin: This is a discussion between three social agents, three women involved in different social innovations who’ve been brought together to discuss the different issues they’ve solved, the different stories they’ve heard and how we all can become good influencers, good change agents. I hope this stirs a thing up as you […]

UK Tackles Higher Maternal Mortality Rates For Black Mothers

UK Tackles Higher Maternal Mortality Rates For Black Mothers

The British government committed on Wednesday to tackling disparities in maternal mortality rates, saying it was “completely unacceptable” that pregnancy and birth were riskier for women from ethnic minorities than for white women.  Maternal deaths in Britain occur in fewer than 1 in 10,000 pregnancies, official data shows. From 2015 to 2017, 209 mothers died […]

Women And Low-Paid Among Worst Hit As UK Cuts Jobs

Women And Low-Paid Among Worst Hit As UK Cuts Jobs

Low-paid workers, young people and women are most likely to have lost work in Britain due to the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus lockdown, researchers said on Monday. Before the pandemic, about one in seven British employees worked in sectors that have largely or entirely shut down, with those who were already vulnerable worst […]

UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

UK To Give Frontline Charities More Cash During Virus Lockdown

Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday an extra 750 million pounds ($930 million) of funding for frontline charities so they can continue their work during the coronavirus outbreak. “Our charities are playing a crucial role in the national fight against coronavirus, supporting those who are most in need,” Sunak said in a statement. […]

UK Film Stars Compile Alternative Award List In Diversity Row

UK Film Stars Compile Alternative Award List In Diversity Row

British film stars including Carey Mulligan and Gemma Arterton have come up with alternative nominees for the BAFTA Film Awards after criticism that this year’s list is not diverse enough. Top industry figures nominated their winners in a campaign organised by Time’s Up UK, the group set up to fight sexual harassment, to highlight movies […]

Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1,6 Billion Investment Deals at UK-Africa Summit

President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured major investment deals worth over Sh170.8 billion in the ongoing UK-Africa Investment Summit in London. On Monday, the country also set history after its first-ever green bond, called the “Simba Bond”, was listed on the London Stock Exchange. The bond is the brainchild of Acorn Holdings Ltd, a residential real […]

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