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  • 22 Nov 2016

    The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior UN officials said yesterday (21 , lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action and more funding to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

  • 22 Nov 2016

    Multinationals with a record of tax dodging will find it harder to win multi-million pound contracts in future, as a growing number of councils ask more detailed questions about potential suppliers’ tax practices.

  • 21 Nov 2016

    The Controlling Migration Fund announced by the Home Secretary is far too small to make enough difference, according to a new TUC report published today.

  • 21 Nov 2016

    Punjab’s top law officer has told Pakistan’s Supreme Court that the state had made failings in the case of Imdad Ali, a schizophrenic man who faces hanging. Pakistan has signed international treaties banning the execution of mentally ill prisoners.

  • 19 Nov 2016

    Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced  to five years in prison following an unfair trial on unspecified 'national security charges' earlier this year.

  • 18 Nov 2016

    More than a hundred organisations have seen their funding shrink, their reputations tarnished and their staff intimidated under Russia's draconian 'foreign agents' law, said Amnesty International in a new report today

  • 18 Nov 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • 18 Nov 2016

    The UK government has rejected calls from the House of Commons committees on Business, Innovation & Skills and International Development to suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    The Bolivian state oil company YPFB has denied reports that workers prospecting near the Peruvian border have had several encounters with a group of uncontacted Indians. The company had sub-contracted the exploration work to BGP Bolivia, a subsidiary of a Chinese oil corporation.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    Quakers in Britain, Friends World Committee for Consultation and Quaker United Nations Office are among the signatories to the COP22 Interfaith Climate Statement delivered to United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, at the UN climate change negotiations in Marrakesh.

  • 17 Nov 2016

    A lively, youthful and demanding faith group voice of faith was heard clearly in the streets of Marrakech last Sunday (13 November 2016), where a joint group from ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches marched among several thousand activists to demand environmental justice during the UN climate conference COP22.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    New analysis published today by the TUC reveals that the UK ranks towards the bottom of OECD countries for capital investment in important areas of economic development.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    A UNICEF-led multi-agency humanitarian convoy with emergency supplies for 15,000 children was the first to enter the Iraqi city of Mosul yesterday (15 November 2016) while the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) continues tracking displaced population movement and constructing emergency sites.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    The British Government published its response plans to weaken the Freedom of Information Act on the same day as the result in the US Presidential election was announced, it has emerged.

  • 15 Nov 2016

    Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons’ report, Children in Custody 2015-16: an analysis of 12 to 18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experience in secure training centres and young offender institutions will be published today.