United States

Ellen Wulfhorst

Post-pandemic, will offices and factories become 'places men go'?

Oct 19 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Office life will be different after COVID-19, with desks far apart, Plexiglass barriers and a health warning on handshakes. But the biggest change could be a notable absence of women.

Native Americans fear votes in remote tribal lands could go uncounted

Oct 19 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colleen Benally, who lives on the Navajo Nation reservation in the American Southwest, spends a lot of time in her car. Her daily commute takes three hours, and it's a 28-mile (45-km) drive to collect mail from the nearest post office.

Burned out by coronavirus, millions of U.S. women want to quit work

Sep 30 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four U.S. working women is thinking about slowing their careers or quitting the workforce altogether because of COVID-19, research showed on Wednesday, a trend that could erase progress women have made in the ranks of business.

Women hold the power to change U.S. politics - if they vote

Sep 24 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A convergence of women, color and class can steer the course of U.S. politics, say the leaders of a new campaign aimed at galvanizing women of all backgrounds to get out the vote.

Pandemic makes tackling global woes more critical than ever: Bill Gates

Sep 14 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out progress on lofty goals such as ending world poverty and hunger in the next decade, but the economic damage of COVID-19 shows how badly such global development is needed, philanthropist Bill Gates said.

Gardening in Katrina's wake: growing food helps rebuild New Orleans

Aug 26 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward bears plenty of scars of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city 15 years ago - overgrown vacant lots, broken foundations where houses stood and empty streets where people once lived.

Silent trains to masks: U.S. cities fight to revive public transport

Aug 25 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Temperature sensors, silent train cars, bleach-like odors - U.S. city officials and transport experts are pulling out the stops to lure residents back on rails and buses after the coronavirus pandemic sent ridership plummeting.

'A pandemic in a pandemic': Coronavirus deepens racial gaps in America

Aug 20 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jeannine Cook had only opened her Philadelphia bookstore for a few weeks when the coronavirus forced its closure, the latest in a string of obstacles for the Black business owner.

U.S. progress towards Black equality seen unraveling in pandemic

Aug 13 2020

NEW YORK, Aug 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Black people in the United States were making slight progress towards equality, but even that is being undone by the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus, according to an index of American equality released on Thursday.

See much progress in women's equality? Depends who you ask

Aug 10 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Talk about a gender gap. Women and men have vastly different views on how much equality has been achieved in the U.S. workplace, with half as many women as men seeing progress, poll results showed on Monday.

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