NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research on Tuesday which found the state of women's rights is not "all doom and gloom" around the world.
NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Opportunities to build businesses with a mission to do good in the United States have plummeted since 2016 due largely to a decline in government support, according to the second global poll on the best countries for social entrepreneurs on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Enthusiasm for bringing more women into corporate boardrooms is dimming, but the biggest obstacle to women moving up in the corporate world is the very first step to manager, according to newly released research.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric buses could play a key role in combating climate change, but U.S. cities testing them have met hurdles that need fixing before the technology is widely employed to slow global warming, a report showed on Thursday.
NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A tiny island
in New York Harbor could become a living laboratory for climate
change adaptation, its top planning official said on Wednesday,
helping tackle what she called "the issue of the century."
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Philanthropist Melinda Gates plans to put $1 billion toward expanding women's power and influence in the United States over the next decade, saying on Wednesday she loses sleep over fears the nation will stop caring about inequality and diversity.
NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of
banks have signed up to a U.N. program to offer trafficking
survivors accounts and debit cards, organizers said on Friday,
providing tools they may lack if their captors stole their
financial identity or ruined their credit.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - United States officials on Thursday called on all nations to stop using Cuba's medical missions, which send doctors around the world, saying that Cuba refused to pay the medical staff and held them against their will.
NEW YORK, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fans and
players of winter sports from skiing to hockey could be
marshalled in efforts to fight climate change, from election
campaigning to calculating the impact of global warming on
ice-skating ponds, organizers said on Wednesday.