Isabelle Gerretsen

Britain failing forced marriage victims - campaigners

Jan 02 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain is failing victims of forced marriage, campaigners said on Wednesday, after the government pledged to investigate reports women were being charged to be rescued.

Satellites to safety apps: 10 new uses of technology to help people in 2018

Dec 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From stopping child trafficking to mapping slums or delivering medicines, governments and companies found new ways to use technology in 2018 to help people globally.

U.N. launches $2.7 billion appeal for Africa's biggest refugee crisis

Dec 18 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations appealed for $2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday, saying a funding shortfall for Africa's biggest refugee crisis had left many short of food, water and medicine.

Factbox: Will 2019 bring peace or famine? South Sudan marks five years of war

Dec 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As South Sudan's civil war enters its sixth year, conflict has lessened following a peace deal but violence prevents 1.5 million people receiving aid and famine is possible in 2019.

Resignation of British lord over sexual misconduct hailed as hope for others

Dec 12 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The resignation of a British lord found guilty of sexual harassment by two parliamentary inquiries should hopefully give other people the courage to speak out, the woman at the centre of the country's latest political sex scandal said on Wednesday.

Social slurs: The celebrities brought down by online homophobia - Factbox

Dec 07 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Days after Kevin Hart was named as the host of next year's Oscars, the U.S. comedian has had to pull out in the wake of criticism over past homophobic tweets.

Yemen's 'descent into hell' in numbers

Dec 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Peace talks between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Houthi backed rebels in Sweden this week offer a critical opportunity end civilian deaths, aid groups said on Wednesday.

Death sentence for raped teen in Sudan named world's worst case for women's rights

Dec 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world's worst court ruling for women's rights this year.

'Twerk' request for Ballon d'Or winner and five other examples of sexism in sport

Dec 04 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This week a female player was awarded the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious individual prize in football, for the first time.

Factbox: What's your status? Ten facts to mark the 30th World AIDS Day

Nov 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The global campaign to end AIDS has made significant strides but the epidemic remains one of the world's leading public health challenges, affecting almost 37 million people.

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