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Matthew Lavietes

U.N. chief invites young climate activists to meet, give input

Jul 27 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of the United Nations said on Monday he will start meeting regularly with young climate activists, saying participation by youth on the frontlines is critical to scaling up action to slow global warming.

U.S. Olympian Lea Davison cycles past homophobia toward winning

Jul 23 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two-time U.S. Olympic mountain biker Lea Davison should be pedaling towards her dream of winning a gold medal this week.

'Tax us': World's super-rich call for wealth tax to fund coronavirus relief

Jul 13 2020

NEW YORK, July 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of the world's super-rich including heiress Abigail Disney and the co-founder of Ben & Jerry's urged governments on Monday to raise their taxes to help impoverished populations survive the coronavirus and its economic fallout.

War over words: U.S. Scrabble leader overrules panel to ban slurs

Jul 10 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North American Scrabble competitors will no longer be able to play racist and homophobic slurs from the "N-word" to "bumboy" and "poofs", the head of the players' association has said, in an 11th-hour ruling that went against his own advisory board.

War over words: U.S. Scrabble leader overrules panel to ban slurs

Jul 10 2020

NEW YORK, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North American Scrabble competitors will no longer be able to play racist and homophobic slurs from the "N-word" to "bumboy" and "poof", the head of the players' association has said, in an 11th-hour ruling that went against his own advisory board.

Workplace discrimination allowed in nearly one in four countries: study

Jul 09 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in nearly one in four member states of the United Nations are not legally protected from discrimination based on race and ethnicity, researchers said on Thursday, as global protests roar for racial justice.

U.N. warns COVID-19 could wipe out gains in equality for women at work

Jun 30 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic could wipe out "the modest progress" made on gender equality at work in recent decades with women globally at greater risk of losing their jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Tuesday.

LGBT+ marches from London to New York call for end to racism

Jun 27 2020

NEW YORK/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As thousands of people marched in support of Pride and racial justice globally this weekend, many demonstrators called for an end to often-overlooked racism within the LGBT+ community.

LGBT+ Pride marches return to radical roots to support Black Lives Matter

Jun 26 2020

LONDON/NEW YORK/KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pride is set to return to its radical protest roots this weekend with a small number of pared-down parades supporting Black Lives Matter and an LGBT+ community hit hard by global coronavirus lockdowns that have forced hundreds of marches to be canceled.

'Long way to go:' LGBT+ employees are few in corporate America

Jun 23 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LGBT+ Americans are largely absent from the highest ranks of corporate America, where they often feel insulted and isolated, a study showed on Tuesday, putting into question the efficacy of efforts at inclusion and diversity.

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