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INTERVIEW-Look to women to drive global economic recovery from pandemic - Melinda Gates

17 Jul 2020

NEW YORK, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to help the world economy recover from the coronavirus crisis must give a lead role to women, even as the pandemic deals an especially sharp blow to their jobs and finances, philanthropist Melinda Gates said.

COVID-19 exposes 'distorted picture' of global poverty gains, U.N. envoy says

07 Jul 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic has exposed complacency and "misplaced triumphalism" by international aid organizations that have taken credit for progress on eradicating extreme poverty, a top United Nations rights official said.

In snub to Trump, Americans back immigration in pre-election poll

01 Jul 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For the first time in decades, more Americans would like to see immigration rise than fall in a pre-election snub to President Donald Trump, a poll showed on Wednesday.

With U.S. abortion ruling, both sides look at next moves

30 Jun 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday striking down limits on access to abortion was seen a victory for reproductive rights, but experts warned that supporters and foes will regroup to plan their next move over the contentious issue.

Green group gives U.S. toilet paper makers failing grade over forest use

25 Jun 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Top U.S. makers of toilet paper got failing marks on Wednesday from a leading U.S. environmental group that criticized them for using fiber from Canada's old-growth forests - trees considered key to limiting climate change.

Green group gives U.S. toilet paper makers failing grade over forest use

25 Jun 2020

NEW YORK, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Top U.S. makers of toilet paper got failing marks on Wednesday from a leading U.S. environmental group that criticized them for using fiber from Canada's old-growth forests - trees considered key to limiting climate change.

Pandemic has U.S. women re-thinking plans for motherhood

24 Jun 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of U.S. women want to postpone pregnancy or have fewer children because of the coronavirus, a change of plans more prevalent among Black women whose communities have been among the hardest hit, research showed on Wednesday.

Pandemic has U.S. women re-thinking plans for motherhood

24 Jun 2020

NEW YORK, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of U.S. women want to postpone pregnancy or have fewer children because of the coronavirus, a change of plans more prevalent among Black women whose communities have been among the hardest hit, research showed on Wednesday. About 44% of Black women and 48% of Latina women said the virus has made them want fewer children and later, compared with 28% of white women, found research by the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights research and policy organization.

As U.S. lockdowns lift, evictions loom for poorest city dwellers

19 Jun 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A torrent of evictions looms as U.S. coronavirus lockdowns are lifted, putting millions of people, often in black communities, at risk of losing their homes, housing researchers and activists warned.

As U.S. lockdowns lift, evictions loom for poorest city dwellers

19 Jun 2020

NEW YORK, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A torrent of evictions looms as U.S. coronavirus lockdowns are lifted, putting millions of people, often in black communities, at risk of losing their homes, housing researchers and activists warned.

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