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Emma Batha

G20 in grip of 'collective amnesia' told to fix housing crisis

Nov 29 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leaders of the world's richest countries must urgently fix the global housing crisis and stop treating residential property as a commodity like gold or oil, a top U.N. official said on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit.

Charities say Malawi plans to gag critics with 'draconian' law

Nov 26 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charities in Malawi have accused the government of trying to rush through a "draconian" law ahead of next year's elections aimed at muzzling criticism and stifling advocacy groups.

European countries urged to scrap 'outdated, harmful' rape laws

Nov 23 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries must overhaul "outdated" laws that let rapists off the hook and perpetuate a culture of victim-blaming, rights groups said on Saturday.

Mobile app pays refugees to boost artificial intelligence

Nov 15 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies could help refugees rebuild their lives by paying them to boost artificial intelligence (AI) using their phones and giving them digital skills, a tech non-profit said on Thursday.

Exclusive: Women fear they won't get help if sexually harassed on transport - global poll

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women are concerned no one will help if they are sexually harassed on public transport, according to a poll in five of the world's biggest commuter cities that was released on Thursday as officials warn transit networks are magnets for sex predators.

JK Rowling charity urges global action to end orphanages, trafficking

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A charity founded by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling called on Wednesday for businesses, lawyers and tourists to help end orphanages and the child-trafficking linked to them.

Calls mount to stop orphanages exploiting poor children to lure money, tourists

Nov 14 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Australian lawyer Kate van Doore set up an orphanage in Nepal and took over another in Uganda she was astounded to find that the children she thought she was helping were not orphans at all.

Factbox: Most children in orphanages are not orphans

Nov 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of children around the world live in orphanages, but child rights experts say most are not orphans.

Rights campaigner says she was offered title for sex with British lord

Nov 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A leading women's rights campaigner, who said she was offered a title in return for sleeping with a member of Britain's unelected upper chamber, has urged other victims of sexual harassment to speak out after waiving her right to anonymity.

From deserts to prisons, refugee actors recall 'heroic' journeys to UK

Nov 09 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a teenager, Eritrean refugee Tewodros Aregawe journeyed across the Sahara and Mediterranean Sea where he saw friends die, leaving him so traumatised by the time he reached Britain that even the sight of water could trigger flashbacks.

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