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UK and Irish Supermarkets Fight ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Tampons And Pads

UK and Irish Supermarkets Fight ‘Period Poverty’ With Free Tampons And Pads

 Two supermarket chains in Ireland and Britain are offering free sanitary pads and tampons in a drive to tackle “period poverty”, which charities say has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ireland, discount store Lidl said it would become the world’s first major retailer to offer free pads and tampons in branches nationwide to women and girls […]

UK Investors Expand Anti-Slavery Push To Construction, Materials Sectors

UK Investors Expand Anti-Slavery Push To Construction, Materials Sectors

 A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. The ‘Find It, Fix It, Prevent It’ initiative – founded in 2019 by CCLA Investment Management – has focused up to now on the […]

‘#MeToo Movement’ In British schools As Teens Recount Sexual Abuse

‘#MeToo Movement’ In British schools As Teens Recount Sexual Abuse

More than 10,000 young people in Britain have recounted what they say are teenage experiences of sexual harassment and abuse by fellow teens in an outpouring described by a senior police officer as a “#MeToo movement” for schools. Their stories, posted anonymously on a website called “Everyone’s Invited” at a rapidly accelerating pace over the […]

UK Justice Rapped For Failing Women Who Kill Abusive Men

UK Justice Rapped For Failing Women Who Kill Abusive Men

Women who kill their male abusers are often failed by a British justice system that can treat them as cold-blooded murderers rather than seeing them as victims too, campaigners said on Wednesday. Changes to criminal and legal systems are needed to ensure fairness for women who frequently serve long prison sentences for killing violent or […]

UK Slaps Sanctions On Four Mnangagwa Allies

UK Slaps Sanctions On Four Mnangagwa Allies

The United Kingdom (UK) has slapped targeted sanctions on four top allies to President Emmerson Mnangagwa, among them security chiefs, accusing them of having a hand in the killing of Zimbabwean protesters. According to a statement Monday by British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, those targeted are state security minister Owen Ncube and intelligence director Isaac […]

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, […]

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