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U.S. Supreme Court's Ginsburg honored for women's, human rights work

23 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has championed women's rights on the nation's highest court, was awarded a prestigious $1 million prize on Wednesday as a "lifelong trailblazer for human rights and gender equality."

Norway at top, Yemen at bottom of rankings for women's quality of life

22 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research on Tuesday which found the state of women's rights is not "all doom and gloom" around the world.

Norway at top, Yemen at bottom of rankings for women's quality of life

22 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research on Tuesday which found the state of women's rights is not "all doom and gloom" around the world.

Exclusive: Political jitters drive U.S. to biggest fall in global social entrepreneurs poll

22 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Opportunities to build businesses with a mission to do good in the United States have plummeted since 2016 due largely to a decline in government support, according to the second global poll on the best countries for social entrepreneurs on Tuesday.

Corporate ladder's 'broken rung' hampering women's advancement in business

15 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Enthusiasm for bringing more women into corporate boardrooms is dimming, but the biggest obstacle to women moving up in the corporate world is the very first step to manager, according to newly released research.

Corporate ladder's 'broken rung' hampering women's advancement in business

15 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Enthusiasm for bringing more women into corporate boardrooms is dimming, but the biggest obstacle to women moving up in the corporate world is the very first step to manager, according to newly released research.

Using electric buses in climate fight faces hurdles, report finds

10 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric buses could play a key role in combating climate change, but U.S. cities testing them have met hurdles that need fixing before the technology is widely employed to slow global warming, a report showed on Thursday.

Using electric buses in climate fight faces hurdles, report finds

10 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Electric buses could play a key role in combating climate change, but U.S. cities testing them have met hurdles that need fixing before the technology is widely employed to slow global warming, a report showed on Thursday.

INTERVIEW- Tiny New York island could be "living laboratory" for climate change

09 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A tiny island in New York Harbor could become a living laboratory for climate change adaptation, its top planning official said on Wednesday, helping tackle what she called "the issue of the century."

Supporters scramble as U.S. anti-trafficking funds are postponed

03 Oct 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. government has postponed an anticipated $13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services.

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