London City Hall Joins Forces With The Red Box Project

On World Menstrual Hygiene Day (Mon 28 May), the Mayor of London has revealed the potential scale of period poverty experienced by young women and girls in London. Today he calls on the Government to eradicate an issue that prevents girls from engaging fully in education, sport and their community. Period poverty – not being able to afford appropriate menstrual products every month – is affecting thousands of young women and girls in the capital. The shame and stigma that continue to surround periods compounds this issue. With girls admitting to…

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London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Khan is consulting on the plans that would see adverts for unhealthy food and drink that are high in fat, salt or sugar banned across the entire Transport for London network, including London Underground, Overground and the capital’s buses and bus shelters. The Mayor said the measures are designed to tackle the “ticking timebomb” of childhood obesity in the capital. Cancer Research UK’s director…

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London Mayor launches initiative to address the lack of women leaders

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a bold new plan to tackle the lack of women leaders.  The initiative, called ‘Our Time: Supporting Future Leaders’, is the first and largest-scale programme of its kind to be adopted in the public sector. The new scheme will take crucial action to address the gender imbalance in leadership roles, and bridge the gender pay gap. ‘Our Time’ will work through pairing high-potential women with senior staff champions (men and women) who will help to open up the professional networks, opportunities…

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Mayor challenges London’s employers to tackle race inequalities

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new initiative to help tackle the unemployment levels of young black men in London. Initially focused on supporting young black men into employment in the construction and digital sectors, over time this new approach will offer additional support to Londoners from a range of backgrounds.     Black men aged 16-24 are among some of the most likely to be unemployed in the capital  – 32 per cent compared to 14 per cent for young white men1. The Mayor’s Workforce Integration Network…

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Mayor of London Calls for Closer Ties With San Francisco on Promoting Inclusivity for Tech Sector

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has called for closer collaboration between the cities of London and San Francisco, highlighting the importance of stronger relationships based on shared values of openness and inclusivity, and the need for cities to work together to promote greater gender diversity. Speaking at the SXSW tech conference earlier this week, the Mayor talked about the growing role for US cities, such as San Francisco and London to work together in shining a spotlight on diversity, particularly in the tech sector. The Mayor has launched a major…

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