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Dutch queen says tech fears should not stop the poor getting banking

26 Sep 2019

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Queen Maxima of the Netherlands urged financial regulators on Wednesday not to let fears over technology stall efforts to ensure everyone in the world has access to a bank account and credit to save money and build businesses.

Nobel laureate seeks backing for new fund to aid women raped in war

23 Sep 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, called on world leaders meeting in New York this week to back an international fund to help female victims of sexual violence during armed conflict.

Exclusive: Flight to the future: One land's quest to defuse a climate 'timebomb'

10 Sep 2019

HARGEISA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end.

Village by village, the quest to stop female genital cutting in Somaliland

29 Aug 2019

HARGEISA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Mumtas Khadar turned nine she couldn't wait for the ritual undertaken by every woman in her village in Somaliland in northeast Africa that she believed would make her more beautiful.

George and Amal Clooney on justice mission for women and gay people

14 Mar 2019

EDINBURGH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Celebrity couple George and Amal Clooney said on Thursday they wanted to use their star power to push for justice globally for women, children, LGBT+ people, religious minorities and journalists.

George and Amal Clooney on justice mission for women and gay people

14 Mar 2019

EDINBURGH, March 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Celebrity couple George and Amal Clooney said on Thursday they wanted to use their star power to push for justice globally for women, children, LGBT+ people, religious minorities and journalists.

Elephants face 'time bomb' in Bangladesh land clash with Rohingya refugees

07 Feb 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing atop an elephant watch-tower on the outskirts of the sprawling Rohingya refugee settlement in southeast Bangladesh, Nur Islam takes great pride in keeping his people safe.

From sports to work, Rohingya women face new roles in world's largest refugee camp

06 Feb 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a blue mat in their mud and bamboo home in the middle of the world's largest refugee settlement, Mohammad Selim is pacing his 9-year-old daughter Nasima Akter on her taekwondo drill.

Aid workers race to batten down Rohingya refugee camp with no sign of crisis ending

04 Feb 2019

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In hotels and restaurants near the beach at Cox's Bazar in southeast Bangladesh, international and local aid workers sent to help the Rohingya in the world's largest refugee settlement talk nervously of the major challenge ahead - the weather.

Michelle Obama confident progress can't be stopped, urges girls to aim high

03 Dec 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama expressed confidence on Monday that the social progress made by having the first black couple in the White House could not be overturned.

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