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  • October 30, 2017

    No means no: How “consent classes” in Kenya reduced incidents of rape by 51%

    As revelations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and social media campaigns such as #MeToo demonstrate the true scale of sexual harassment and assault globally, an example of how the next generation can be educated to recognize and prevent sexual violence has emerged in Kenya.
    As revelations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and social media campaigns such as #MeToo demonstrate the true scale of sexual harassment and assault globally, an example of how the next generation can be educated to recognize and prevent sexual violence has emerged in Kenya.
  • October 27, 2017

    Sea levels to rise by up to 6 feet if coal usage continues, says report

    Global sea levels could rise by 6 feet by the end of this century as a result of climate change if fossil fuel usage is not curbed, according to a report published yesterday.

    Global sea levels could rise by 6 feet by the end of this century as a result of climate change if fossil fuel usage is not curbed, according to a report published yesterday.

  • October 25, 2017

    People with a disability have to apply for 60% more jobs

    A study commissioned by Scope has prompted warnings that disabled people are being “shut out of the jobs market” as they face more obstacles before finding work.

    A study commissioned by Scope has prompted warnings that disabled people are being “shut out of the jobs market” as they face more obstacles before finding work.

  • October 23, 2017

    Aging population Japan’s “biggest challenge”: Re-elected Shinzo Abe sets out priorities

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is set return to power with a substantial majority following yesterday’s snap election, according to exit polls.
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is set return to power with a substantial majority following yesterday’s snap election, according to exit polls.
  • October 20, 2017

    China’s economic policy “held hostage” by skewed sex ratio

    President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Wednesday pledging the start of a “new era” and policies for a more “prosperous and beautiful” China. But the large proportion of unmarried men in the Chinese population will make much needed economic reforms challenging.

    President Xi Jinping opened the Communist Party Congress in Beijing on Wednesday pledging the start of a “new era” and policies for a more “prosperous and beautiful” China. But the large proportion of unmarried men in the Chinese population will make much needed economic reforms challenging.

  • October 18, 2017

    British transgender woman granted NZ residency after “years of discrimination and abuse”

    A transgender woman who suffered years of discrimination and abuse in the UK has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds. The tribunal said it would be “unduly harsh” to force her to return to the UK.

    A transgender woman who suffered years of discrimination and abuse in the UK has been granted residency in New Zealand on exceptional humanitarian grounds. The tribunal said it would be “unduly harsh” to force her to return to the UK.

  • October 13, 2017

    Gender-neutral passports to face UK judicial review

    Equality campaigner Christie Elan-Cane wins permission to challenge the UK Home Office’s refusal to issue gender-neutral, or X passports.
    Equality campaigner Christie Elan-Cane wins permission to challenge the UK Home Office’s refusal to issue gender-neutral, or X passports.
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