More than half of UK young girls are victims of sexual taunts

Broadcast on 27th Nov 2013 on VoR. Charity Girlguiding UK warns that sexism is still rife for many children and young women, with many reporting they feel under pressure to conform to stereotypical images of femininity. It follows a new study which says that half of girls are victims of sexual taunts and a quarter –…

Calls for whistleblowers to be protected from retribution

Broadcast on 27th Nov 2013 on VoR. A new report says that current safeguards fail to protect whistleblowers when they speak out, and may even discourage them from coming forward in the first place. The report – published by the charity Public Concern at Work – says the British government should introduce new measures to…

EU attempts to tighten smoking laws are “shameful”

RADIO: Euro MPs on Monday voted to tighten some tobacco regulations aimed at putting young people off smoking, but several proposed measures have not been included. MEPs have supported a ban on menthol and flavoured cigarettes by 2018. However, a proposal to treat electronic cigarettes as medicinal products, which campaigners say would help ensure safety,…