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Annie Banerji

Two local firms win gold in India's first LGBT+ work equality index

Dec 10 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Indian firms, the Godrej Group and Hindustan Unilever, were named top employers for LGBT+ people on Thursday, in the country's first workplace equality index, launched two years after it decriminalised gay sex.

Factbox: As Bhutan scraps gay sex ban, what pro-LGBT+ steps have others taken?

Dec 10 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As countries around the world move to dismantle often centuries-old laws banning gay sex, Bhutan has become the latest nation to take steps to ease restrictions on same-sex relationships.

Factbox-As Bhutan scraps gay sex ban, what pro-LGBT+ steps have others taken?

Dec 10 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As countries around the world move to dismantle often centuries-old laws banning gay sex, Bhutan has become the latest nation to take steps to ease restrictions on same-sex relationships.

'Kung Fu nuns' deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Dec 10 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice - to villagers left destitute and sick by COVID-19.

India's 'badass' female comic superhero fights a new enemy - COVID-19

Dec 02 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A popular Indian comic superhero who usually fights rapists and traffickers deploys her powers against a new enemy - coronavirus - in the latest digital book and film released on Wednesday.

With scant power or freezers, Pfizer vaccine brings little cheer to coronavirus-hit India

Nov 11 2020

NEW DELHI, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Despite hopes raised by Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, it will take huge efforts for India to defeat the coronavirus, with its 1.3 billion population and the world's second-highest caseload.

Trackers to mask detectors: India bets on COVID tech amid privacy fears

Nov 09 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a tracker that can tell where someone sleeps at night to a device detecting whether they have a mask on or not, India's government is betting on hi-tech solutions to fight COVID-19, despite growing privacy concerns.

No one to turn to? Poor Indian women 'learn to ignore' sexual abuse at work

Oct 19 2020

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From lewd comments to demands for sex, women working in India's vast informal sector rarely report sexual harassment for fear of losing their jobs, labour rights campaigners said on Wednesday, three years after the #MeToo movement began.

Rapes show double struggle of low-caste women in India

Oct 08 2020

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The victim of India's latest alleged gang rape faced the double discrimination of being born female and low caste, says her family, fearing she will get no justice in death either.

FEATURE-Indian street vendors 'shattered' as coronavirus wrecks trade

Sep 21 2020

NEW DELHI, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A stack of unsold shawls is an unsettling sight for street vendor K. Kunjalata Devi, reminding her of the daily struggle to feed her family as COVID-19 threatens the livelihoods of millions of informal traders across India.

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