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Lin Taylor

As Europe tightens its borders, migrants' health at risk - WHO

10:36am EST

LONDON, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Language barriers and fears of deportation are preventing asylum seekers and migrants accessing medical care in Europe, with some governments denying them treatment altogether, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Isle of Man becomes first in British Isles to decriminalize abortion

Jan 18 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Isle of Man has become the first of the British Isles to decriminalize abortion in a dramatic reform that received almost unanimous support in parliament.

Yazidi survivor demands justice for women raped in Vietnam War

Jan 16 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnamese villager Tran Thi Ngai was alone in her home when a South Korean soldier forced his way in and raped the then-24-year-old midwife during the Vietnam War.

New board game asks 'Who's She?' to spotlight famous women in history

Jan 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Did she win a Nobel Prize? Was she an inventor? Did she make a discovery?

French author sparks outrage for saying women over 50 'too old' to love

Jan 08 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A popular French author and presenter has sparked widespread criticism around the world for saying that women over 50 are "too old" to love and "invisible" to him.

Saudi women to be told of divorce by text message under new law

Jan 06 2019

LONDON/BEIRUT, Jan 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law designed to protect them from having their marriage ended without their knowledge, the government said on Sunday.

Women take the lead as classic German war film gets TV reboot

Dec 31 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - First came "Ghostbusters" then "Ocean's 8". Now "Das Boot", the German classic set on a World War 2 submarine, has been remodeled for the #MeToo era in a television series featuring female leads.

UK appoints first champion to tackle 'moral scandal' of food waste

Dec 31 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain appointed its first food waste chief on Monday to help drive a campaign to reduce the millions of tonnes of food binned every year by restaurants, supermarkets and manufacturers.

Angelina Jolie hints at move into politics, calls for more help for refugees and women

Dec 28 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Angelina Jolie hinted on Friday she could one day enter politics, as she urged global leaders to do more to help refugees and women in conflict.

Kenya lifts abortion ban on global charity Marie Stopes

Dec 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya has lifted a ban on Marie Stopes carrying out abortions in the country after a review found it had not actively encouraged women and girls to have them, a move that will prevent many unsafe terminations.

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