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Beh Lih Yi

New Zealand adds gender-neutral title for voters ahead of polls

Aug 04 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand authorities have added the gender neutral title Mx for voters who do not identify as male or female, seeking to boost LGBT+ participation in next month's election.

Samoan chief jailed for slavery and trafficking in New Zealand

Jul 27 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A New Zealand court on Monday jailed a Samoan chief for trafficking and enslaving 13 people, including a child, for 25 years after the country's first conviction in such a case.

Australia's coronavirus outbreak raises alarm over online child sex abuse

Jul 21 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australian police on Tuesday warned "insidious" online predators were targeting new child victims after a surge in coronavirus infections put the country's second-largest city under partial lockdown.

U.S. order puts Malaysia glove industry under pressure over labour abuses

Jul 16 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia's medical glove industry was under pressure to crack down on labour abuses on Thursday after the United States blocked imports from the world's largest manufacturer, with demand for the product surging due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 2-U.S. order puts Malaysia glove industry under pressure over labour abuses

Jul 16 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M alaysia's medical glove industry was under pressure to crack down on labour abuses on Thursday after the United States blocked imports from the world's largest manufacturer, with demand for the product surging due to the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. order puts Malaysia glove industry under pressure over labour abuses

Jul 16 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M alaysia's medical glove industry was under pressure to crack down on labour abuses on Thursday after the United States blocked imports from the world's largest manufacturer, with demand for the product surging due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Seoul mayor's death renews #MeToo debate in South Korea

Jul 15 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As South Koreans mourn the death of a popular mayor, his complex legacy has cast a fresh spotlight on hurdles faced by sexual harassment victims seeking justice, even as the country's feminist movement gains momentum.

Indonesia's Aceh censures female cyclists over 'sexy' attire

Jul 08 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of Indonesian female cyclists have apologised after they were summoned by authorities in the conservative province of Aceh over their "sexy" attire, an official said on Wednesday.

LGBT+ Pride marches return to radical roots to support Black Lives Matter

Jun 26 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pride is set to return to its radical protest roots this weekend with a small number of pared-down parades supporting Black Lives Matter and an LGBT+ community hit hard by global coronavirus lockdowns that have forced hundreds of marches to be canceled.

Twitter tackles violent upsurge against women in lockdown

Jun 24 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twitter has launched a new prompt to fight gender-based violence in response to a surge in sexual assaults and domestic attacks during lockdown, a company official said on Wednesday.

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