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Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

Ghana, UK Reach Trade Deal Worth Over £1.2 Billion

The Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and the UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Elizabeth Mary Truss, on the eve of New Year reached a consensus on the agreement through a video conference which would see existing international trade among the two countries strengthened. Per the agreement, Ghana would be provided with duty-free […]

UK Companies Seen Missing Sustainability Targets Due To COVID-19

UK Companies Seen Missing Sustainability Targets Due To COVID-19

About two thirds of British companies expect to miss at least one of their sustainability targets as the coronavirus pandemic forces many to focus on staying afloat, a survey of 500 senior business leaders showed on Friday. While seven in 10 said their firms had put climate or sustainability initiatives on hold, many thought a […]

UK Lawmakers Urge Action To Help 1.5 mln Women With Endometriosis

UK Lawmakers Urge Action To Help 1.5 mln Women With Endometriosis

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. Women’s health experts said the lack of funding for research into the crippling illness – which affects one in 10 women worldwide – […]

UK Court Sentences Man Who Filmed Naked, Unconscious Woman After Five-Year Battle

UK Court Sentences Man Who Filmed Naked, Unconscious Woman After Five-Year Battle

A man who filmed a woman naked and unconscious in a London hotel room was on Friday fined 2,000 pounds ($2,640) and ordered to attend rehabilitation sessions, but avoided prison, after a five-year legal battle by his victim. Emily Hunt woke up next to a man she did not recognise in a hotel room in […]

Ethnic Minorities Hold Less Than 5% Of Britain’s Top Jobs

Ethnic Minorities Hold Less Than 5% Of Britain’s Top Jobs

All of Britain’s political party leaders, Supreme Court judges and chief constables are white and less than 5% of the country’s most powerful roles are held by non-white people although they make up 13% of the population, a study on diversity found. Only 52 out of Britain’s top 1,099 roles are held by ethnic minorities, […]

Lack Of Childcare Found ‘Destroying’ UK Mothers’ Careers Amid COVID-19

Lack Of Childcare Found ‘Destroying’ UK Mothers’ Careers Amid COVID-19

Almost three-quarters of mothers in Britain have been forced to cut work hours because of childcare issues under COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a survey by a maternal rights group which warned more action was needed to protect women’s careers. More than eight in 10 employed mothers said they needed childcare to be able to work, […]

Toppling Of UK Statue Fuels Debate On Monuments To Slave Traders

Toppling Of UK Statue Fuels Debate On Monuments To Slave Traders

Anti-racism protesters who tore down a statue honouring a slave trader in a British port city have fuelled a hot global debate over how to deal with monuments to historic figures who profited from enslaving African people. The toppling of the statue of Edward Colston, who made a fortune in the 17th century from trading in West […]

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 […]

Breast Ironing Is Abuse and Could Lead To Jail, UK Prosecutors Say

Breast Ironing Is Abuse and Could Lead To Jail, UK Prosecutors Say

Some families use large heated stones to compress a girl’s breast tissue and some also tightly bind the girl’s breasts to prevent them from growing Breast ironing – where a young girl’s breasts are compressed to stop them developing – is child abuse and could lead to 10 years in jail, British prosecutors said on […]

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

United Kingdom Includes Mothers’ Names On Marriage Certificates – A Win For Women’s Rights

British couples will be able to include their mothers’ names on their marriage certificate under a change in law hailed as a step forward for women’s rights on Wednesday. Church of England leaders also praised the change, which passed into law this week, saying the previous system demeaned women and was out of step with […]

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