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Elena Berton

UK universities roll out consent courses to tackle harassment

Oct 09 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - How do you teach university students about sexual consent?

Flyers will pay more for carbon offsets but not tax, study finds

Oct 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Travelers are willing to pay more for flights if they believe the extra money will be used to tackle carbon emissions, researchers said on Friday.

Agri-foodtech female leaders struggle to attract investment: report

Oct 03 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female entrepreneurs in the food and agricultural technology industry received a tiny fraction of the $16.9 billion investment deals secured worldwide in 2018, a new report said on Thursday.

Flight shaming hits air travel as 'Greta effect' takes off

Oct 02 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in five travelers is flying less as "flight shaming" propels travelers to shun air travel for the sake of the planet, according to a survey of 6,000 Western travelers.

'Alarm bell' as top global firms score poorly on sexism and harassment

Oct 01 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost six out of 10 global companies do not have an anti-sexual harassment policy two years after #MeToo went viral, a survey found on Tuesday, noting controversies in U.S. tech firms.

Helen Mirren praises #MeToo, young women for 'taking control'

Oct 01 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Oscar-winning actor Helen Mirren has praised the #MeToo generation of young women for taking control of their destiny and refusing to accept inequality.

Rich countries cut spending on humanitarian crises as demand rises

Sep 29 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthy countries including the United States, Germany and Britain spent less on aid for humanitarian crises last year, even as the United Nations said it was dealing with unprecedented need, research released on Monday showed.

Asylum seeker's daughter faces deportation from Britain despite FGM risk

Sep 26 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British court said on Wednesday it had no power to stop the deportation of a 10-year-old girl at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) after authorities rejected her mother's asylum application.

Caribbean Development Bank plans to help tackle trauma of Bahamas storm

Sep 06 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) plans to throw its weight behind mental health support for those hit by devastating Hurricane Dorian, besides offering more traditional financial assistance.

She beat the BBC, now reporter tackles FTSE pay gap

Sep 04 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carrie Gracie, an award-winning journalist who challenged the BBC over pay discrimination and won, is sending her campaigning book to the 94 men - and six women - who run Britain's biggest 100 companies to ram home her message on equality.

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