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North Korean women tell of slavery and gang rape in Chinese cybersex dens

May 20 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls - some as young as 9 - are being trafficked into sexual slavery in China as they try to flee poverty and oppression in their homeland, experts on the reclusive state said on Monday.

UK doctors launch guide for Syrian medics battling to save children's lives

May 15 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British doctors and humanitarians have launched a pioneering field manual to help medics in Syria and other warzones treat catastrophic injuries in children caused by explosive weapons.

Pink for girls: Does toy marketing affect girls' career choices?

Apr 29 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most British parents think "pink for girls, blue for boys" marketing reinforces messages about what girls and boys can do, according to a survey released on Tuesday ahead of a major inquiry into the impact of early stereotyping.

Almost half UK companies failed to narrow gender pay gap

Apr 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of all major British companies have failed to reduce their gender pay gap over the last year, data released on Friday showed, despite rising government pressure and public scrutiny.

Is Brexit good or bad for women? It's divisive to even ask

Apr 05 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From job losses to squeezed family budgets and reduced legal protections, Brexit could have a devastating impact on women, gender experts said ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

Scottish 'Holocaust heroine' who saved Jewish girls lauded in book

Apr 04 2019

(The April 3 story was refiled to fix the year in the fifth paragraph)

Soap and superbugs: 2 billion people lack water at health facilities - U.N.

Apr 02 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of the world's health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the global rise of deadly superbugs.

After court battle, Cayman Islands legalizes same-sex marriage

Apr 01 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Same-sex marriage has become legal in the Cayman Islands following a landmark court case brought by a lesbian couple which their lawyers said on Monday could have implications in the wider Caribbean region and beyond.

U.S. woman says strict Christian parents subjected her to FGM

Apr 01 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An American woman from a strict white Christian community has told how her parents forced her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child - a highly unusual case which activists said could lead to similar stories coming to light.

South Sudan 'superhero' wins award for work with children born of rape

Mar 18 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children born of rape in South Sudan's civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award.

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