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Into the gym: first Saudi female head of sports should get women exercising

"It's going to be changing stereotypes"<p>By Heba Kanso<p>BEIRUT, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia's appointment of its first female head …

Saudi Arabia

Africa:Are Climate Change Pressures Driving More Mental Illness in Africa?

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Losses, displacement and worsening poverty from extreme weather may be bringing a growing disease burden, experts say

Climate Change

FBI rescue three-month-old baby from paedo sex ring

<b>The FBI has rescued a three-month-old baby girl being offered up for sexual abuse for $600.</b><p>US authorities said an undercover officer in Denver was …

Crime

No Rohingya woman safe as rapists run rampant - experts

"I can never get married again now that I was raped"<p>By Stefanie Glinski<p>COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Oct 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rape is being …

How Shame, City Living and a Deadly Bacteria Are Killing People in Madagascar

The plague outbreak is a powerful enemy that cannot be stopped easily.

Public Health

This European City Is the Best One for Women to Live in, Poll Finds

By Emma Batha<p>LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women lead its police force and fire brigade, so little wonder that London was voted the …

Gender

EU leaders seek greater reductions in Africa immigration

"We have a real chance of closing the Central Mediterranean route"<p>* Brussels says 225 mln euros needed now for Africa migration<p>* Much lower arrivals …

Migration

Marburg Virus Outbreak Confirmed in Uganda

Marburg Virus Outbreak Confirmed in UgandaThe ministry of health has confirmed an outbreak of the Marburg virus in the eastern district of Kween. …

Disease

Saudi diplomat's maid wins landmark UK court case, offering hope to modern slaves

Cherrylyn Reyes claimed her former employers, Jarallah Al-Malki and his wife, had subjected her to racial abuse, taken her passport, and paid less …

King Salman

Georgia's first openly gay politician tests homophobia in Caucasus

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When she knocked at her neighbours' door to borrow a bottle opener, Nino Bolkvadze was nervous - not knowing whether she would still be welcome.<p>Hours earlier, she had appeared on one of Georgia's most popular news programmes as the first openly gay candidate to …

LGBTQ

Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Senegal

A drive to raise awareness, increase stocks of contraceptives, and provide youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services has led to a rapid …

Senegal

Not a fair price for coffee farmers in Ethiopia

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>How much do small coffee farmers in Ethiopia …

Agriculture

New policy could give India's often exploited domestic workers minimum wage, benefits

Rights activists estimate there are tens of millions of such workers, most of them women who are often underpaid, exploited and abused<p>By Rina Chandran<p>…

Rights & Freedoms

Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Named As Worst Megacity for Working Women

Kinshasa — <i>Most women in Kinshasa work in small, informal businesses or agriculture and many live on the city outskirts without electricity and …

Africa

Driven to extremes: how poverty fuels extremism, and how to help Africa’s youth

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>Increasing inequality hinders economic growth and …

Africa

EU looks for 'big pot of money' to handle migration

"You need to know what that money will be spent on and that has not been entirely clear so far"<p>* EU states slow to chip in to Africa migration fund<p>* …

Migration

$1 billion programme launched to restore land, protect forests

ROME, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch bank Rabobank and U.N. Environment have announced a $1 billion programme to finance new ways of farming that curb emissions, restore the land and protect forests.<p>Agriculture produces about 24 percent of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, and …

Agriculture

These are the best and worst megacities for women to live in

A new poll looked at issues such as risk of sexual violence, harassment and harmful cultural practices.<p>When it comes to the best place to be a woman, it turns out London isn't so bad.<p>The UK capital has been deemed the best megacity for women, according to the results of a survey carried out by the …

Gender

Death of 11-year-old in India sparks debate on tying welfare to identity card

MUMBAI, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of an 11-year-old girl in India, who campaigners say died of hunger because her family’s ration card was cancelled, has sparked debate about linking welfare to identity cards.<p>Activists say Santoshi Kumari died last month after her family was …

India

Educated but Not at Work: Lack of Women in Middle East Workforce Hinders Growth

Almost all girls in the Middle East and North Africa attend school, but women’s participation in the workforce remains among the lowest in the</b> …

Gender

Jailed British-Iranian charity worker received letter from ex-PM Cameron - prosecutor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A British-Iranian charity worker serving a jail sentence in Tehran received a letter from ex-prime minister David Cameron that …

Iran

Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN

A failure to give the worlds poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards …

Population

Barcelona’s African street traders swap crime for a crafty alternative - Khmer Times

<i>A cooperative enabling migrants to sell handmade goods at city markets offers‘a life of dignity’. By Sophie Davies</i><p>BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters …

Work Permits

Reuters poll ranks Shanghai fifth-safest megacity for women

In a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of experts based in 19 of the world’s most populous cities, Shanghai was ranked the fifth-safest for women, …

Shanghai

Zimbabwe: Night - Perfect Cover for Aids Testing

(File photo).<p>Harare — "I was so filled with fear and shame to get tested for HIV/AIDS during the day because I just felt I could bump into some …

Public Health

EU changes tune on Austrian right

(Repeats story first filed on Monday, no change in text)<p>* In 2000, EU ostracised Austria for far-right coalition<p>* Little sign of sanctions now if new …

Migration

Egypt's capital Cairo is worst megacity for women worldwide, London best

The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities. In the …

News

Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women - survey

<b>The Egyptian capital Cairo has been described as the "most dangerous" megacity for women.</b><p>The finding comes from the first international poll on how women fare in cities with over 10 million people.<p>The survey was conducted in 19 megacities where experts on women's issues were asked about how well …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cairo named world's 'most dangerous' city for women

As women around the world come forward with stories of sexual harassment, a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation shows that Cairo is the world’s most dangerous megacity for women, and has become more perilous since the 2011 uprisings.<p>Cairo established itself as a city often unsafe for women in …

Gender

The best and worst cities for women to live

The Thomson Reuters Foundation survey asked experts in women’s issues in 19 megacities how well women are protected from sexual violence, from …

Gender