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United States

Ellen Wulfhorst

Fighters for women, LGBT+ rights, climate make most-influential lists

Apr 19 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Feminists, fighters for LGBT+ rights and foes of climate change took the public spotlight on Thursday, named to annual lists honoring leadership and influence compiled by U.S. publications Time and Fortune.

'Change the men', say U.S. fighters against sex trafficking

Apr 18 2019

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Schools where trafficking survivors teach men who buy illegal sex to "feel my pain" are growing and succeeding as a way to cut U.S. demand for prostitution, experts say.

Want to beat Trump? Do a balancing act, says Hillary Clinton

Apr 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Presidential hopefuls must walk a fine line to defeat U.S. President Donald Trump, presenting their own views while fending off his attacks, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who lost to Trump in a bitter 2016 race.

Sudanese woman in iconic protest image reports getting death threats

Apr 12 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman who has come to symbolize protests in Sudan after being photographed chanting atop a car during protests against President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday she had received death threats since her image went viral.

Sudanese woman in iconic protest image reports getting death threats

Apr 11 2019

NEW YORK, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman who has come to symbolize protests in Sudan after being photographed chanting atop a car during protests against President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday she has gotten death threats since her image went viral.

Goals of ending poverty, inequality doomed without financial fix, U.N. says

Apr 04 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New ways to ease national debts, boost wages and expand trade must be put into practice urgently or the United Nations' goals to combat global poverty, inequality and other woes will fail, said a report issued on Thursday by top financial organizations.

'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say

Mar 12 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Laughter can bring attention to global refugee crisis, U.S. comic says

Mar 12 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people wouldn't consider the global refugee crisis a laughing matter, but American comic actor Ben Stiller says humor can help draw people's attention to it.

'Be honest' about U.S. gender pay gap, investors tell firms

Mar 06 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fresh round in the battle for equal pay will be fought at upcoming U.S. corporate annual meetings, where investors will demand that firms reveal how much less women earn than men.

Fight against sexual harassment in workplace takes on U.S. healthcare

Feb 28 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A campaign that began amid the #MeToo movement to battle workplace sexual harassment launched a new effort on Thursday to fight misconduct in the giant U.S. healthcare industry, organizers said.

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