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UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

UK-Funded Chevening Scholarships Opening Doors for Women

International Women’s Day was observed on March 8 under the theme “Choose to Challenge”. That theme resonates well with the UK government’s ambition to champion gender equality across the world. We are primarily doing so by equipping girls with the great equaliser that is education. We believe that educated women can and will challenge their […]

Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

Reports of Suspected Slavery Stall In UK Due To coronavirus

The number of suspected modern slaves identified annually in Britain has stalled for the first time since 2012, official data revealed on Thursday, with campaigners concerned that the coronavirus pandemic has hindered efforts to support victims. About 10,613 potential victims were referred to the British government for help last year – three fewer than in […]

UK Announces Travel Ban on 33 Countries Over Covid-19 Variant

UK Announces Travel Ban on 33 Countries Over Covid-19 Variant

The UK has banned people travelling from 33 countries from entering its territory starting February 15 to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 variant originally identified in South Africa. “If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK. […]

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

UK Plans Paid Maternity Leave For Ministers To Promote Women In Politics

 Britain will introduce its first formal maternity leave for ministers under a draft bill announced on Thursday that aims to protect new mothers and promote more women in politics. The new law will mean that female cabinet members can take up to six months’ paid leave while their job is covered. Women’s rights campaigners said the bill […]

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

UK Police Instructed to share Less Data On Abused Migrant Women

Police should share less information with immigration officials about abused or trafficked migrant women as it stops them seeking help, Britain’s police watchdog said on Thursday. The report, co-led by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), said some women did not report their abuse for fear of deportation, as data […]

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 […]

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