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Traveler women in Britain risk abuse and isolation

Dec 05 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Roma and traveler women in Britain face high levels of domestic abuse and rarely seek help beyond their close-knit and isolated communities, a parliamentary committee heard on Wednesday.

Rich and poor struggle to shoulder losses from devastating storms

Dec 04 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The devastation caused by powerful storms is a growing threat to both poor and rich nations, propelling Caribbean islands to the top of a global index of countries most severely affected by weather disasters last year, researchers said on Tuesday.

Women parliamentarians want global network to tackle discrimination

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female parliamentarians have called for a global network to combat issues including online abuse from the public, threats to their safety and discrimination by male colleagues.

Drug buyers' clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention 'crisis'

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of drug buyers' clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a "crisis" in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic.

REFILE-Drug buyers' clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention 'crisis'

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new generation of drug buyers' clubs like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic is seeking to combat a "crisis" in preventing new HIV infections by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic.

First global women's disability award aims to break stereotypes

Dec 03 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first global award recognizing the achievements of women with disabilities aims to break through stereotypes to show their skills as leaders and problem solvers, its founder said on Monday.

Ambulances 'repeatedly targeted' in Syria conflict: study

Nov 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ambulances have been intentionally and repeatedly targeted in Syria, researchers said on Tuesday, calling for more efforts to protect medical workers caught up in the conflict. | Video

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

Nov 29 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British lawmaker came out as HIV positive in a speech to parliament on Thursday, saying he wanted to tackle the stigma and encourage others to get tested.

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

Nov 29 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British lawmaker came out as HIV positive in a speech to parliament on Thursday, saying he wanted to tackle the stigma and encourage others to get tested.

Murders of indigenous people fighting for forests hit record high

Nov 28 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rampant corruption and weak laws are fuelling attacks on indigenous people trying to protect their land, with murders more than doubling in five years to a record high, researchers said on Thursday.

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