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Ellen Wulfhorst

Data project aims to stop human trafficking before it occurs: organizers

5:51am EDT

(This Oct. 18 story has been corrected to fix last paragraph to show Liberty Global is anti-trafficking group)

One year in, #Metoo finding fresh battlefields worldwide

Oct 12 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Hollywood to Bollywood, the #MeToo movement is making its mark around the globe since rising a year ago, with companies, politicians and charities caught up in the battle against sexual harassment of women.

#Metoo surge of women's voices marks milestone

Oct 12 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The #Metoo movement of women speaking out about sexual violence has transformed perceptions of women as survivors, lifted veils of shame and stigma, empowered women to come forward, revealed the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault and put men's behavior under scrutiny, observers say.

U.S. wedding industry profits tapped to fight child marriage globally

Oct 08 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some profits from the multi-billion-dollar U.S. wedding industry will be funneled into the global fight against child marriage, said organizers of a campaign that kicked off on Monday.

Women ran just one in 20 top U.S. companies last year - study

Oct 04 2018

NEW YORK, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of female chief executives at the top 500 U.S. companies hit a high last year of 27 women, according to research that experts said shows a glass ceiling remains firmly in place.

Royals and celebrities put spotlight on global efforts to boost women

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From real-life princesses to Hollywood royalty, women took the spotlight like never before this week at the United Nations where world leaders met to measure progress on global goals to end poverty and inequality.

World leaders warn failure to educate girls will cause 'catastrophes'

Sep 26 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leaders of France, Canada and Britain called on world nations on Tuesday to boost efforts to educate girls, warning that "catastrophes" can result from failure to provide access to quality schooling.

Follow the money, says new global anti-slavery effort

Sep 24 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The principality of Liechtenstein kicked off a campaign on Monday to enlist the global financial sector to fight modern slavery, flexing its role as a center of world wealth management to tap the clout of banks, hedge funds and investors.

U.S. woman sues retirement home for failing to stop anti-gay attacks

Aug 28 2018

NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An ailing U.S. woman is suing a retirement home, claiming it failed to protect her from other residents who harassed and assaulted her because she is gay, according to her attorneys.

Rising carbon levels threaten diets of hundreds of millions of poor

Aug 27 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising carbon emissions could make vital food crops from wheat to rice less nutritious and endanger the health of hundreds of millions of the world's poorest, scientists said on Monday.

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