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Ellen Wulfhorst

Texas town declares itself a 'sanctuary for the unborn'

14 Jun 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A town in eastern Texas has declared itself a "sanctuary city for the unborn", aiming to fend off any demand for abortion services from women in nearby states, officials said.

Spotlight gives hope to Africa's hunted albinos

14 Jun 2019

UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increased funding and awareness campaigns are helping to slow the rates of violence against people with albinism in Africa, according to officials and campaigners.

New York jail death raises fears over treatment of trans prisoners

12 Jun 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The death of a transgender woman in a New York City jail cell has prompted calls for an investigation by her family and supporters who said on Tuesday her fate illustrates the dangers trans people face in the U.S. criminal and legal system.

Survey finds boost in U.S. support for transgender rights

12 Jun 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most Americans believe transgender people should be allowed in the military despite government efforts to ban them, research showed on Tuesday, indicating growing support for trans rights.

Survey finds boost in U.S. support for transgender rights

11 Jun 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most Americans believe transgender people should be allowed in the military despite government efforts to ban them, research showed on Tuesday, indicating growing support for trans rights.

Are women's rights under attack?

07 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of delegates, from world leaders to activists, gathered this week at Women Deliver, the world's largest conference on gender equality, to discuss everything from education to health, violence and the power of social movements.

Stories of sexual violence can become 'trauma porn,' #MeToo founder says

06 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The founder of the #MeToo movement that inspired countless women to reveal stories of sexual violence said on Thursday women can be just as powerful by not sharing their experiences, which can become grist for "trauma porn."

Stories of sexual violence can become 'trauma porn,' #MeToo founder says

06 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The founder of the #MeToo movement that inspired countless women to reveal stories of sexual violence said on Thursday women can be just as powerful by not sharing their experiences, which can become grist for "trauma porn."

Action on Canada's 'genocide' requires courage, inquiry chief says

06 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Enacting the sweeping recommendations of a Canadian government report that called the deaths of indigenous women and girls a "genocide" will take work, commitment, courage and vision, the head of the inquiry said on Wednesday.

Women fear strict U.S. laws will increase unsafe abortions and deaths

05 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New laws restricting abortion access in the United States raise the specter of women ending unwanted pregnancies with coat hangers and knitting needles in unsafe, back-alley procedures, reproductive rights experts said on Wednesday.

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