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United Kingdom

Ellen Wulfhorst

As U.S. restrictions tighten, women seeking abortions hit the road

14 Aug 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a half century ago, women with unwanted pregnancies would cross state lines seeking abortions that were legal in New York but banned in many other states across the country.

New York law aims to protect trafficking survivors by making addresses private

01 Aug 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New York became the latest U.S. state on Thursday to allow survivors of human trafficking to hide their addresses, part of an effort to protect them from fear of renewed violence, the governor said.

Visitors to U.S. under visa program at risk of trafficking, research says

31 Jul 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of young adults visiting the United States in recent years under a cultural exchange visa program have become victims of human trafficking, according to research released on Tuesday that said the program was riddled with abuses and exploitation.

Fear of authorities, deportation is silencing trafficking victims, U.S. group says

31 Jul 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of human trafficking in the United States hit a record high last year but calls about labor trafficking dropped, according to research on Tuesday that also said immigrants and minorities are likely to be afraid to speak up.

Fear of authorities, deportation is silencing trafficking victims, U.S. group says

31 Jul 2019

NEW YORK, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reports of human trafficking in the United States hit a record high last year but calls about labor trafficking dropped, according to research on Tuesday that also said immigrants and minorities are likely to be afraid to speak up.

Visitors to U.S. under visa program at risk of trafficking, research says

30 Jul 2019

NEW YORK, July 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of young adults visiting the United States in recent years under a cultural exchange visa program have become victims of human trafficking, according to research released on Tuesday that said the program was riddled with abuses and exploitation.

To end slavery, free 10,000 people a day for a decade, report says

17 Jul 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ten thousand people would need to be freed every day to eliminate modern slavery over the next decade, according to research on Wednesday showing countries making little or no progress in efforts to end forced labor.

U.S. candidate refuses to ride with female reporter, sparking uproar

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The refusal of a U.S. political candidate to ride with a female reporter unless a man was present sparked a social media storm on Wednesday, as the Mississippi conservative was lambasted for his stance.

U.S. candidate refuses to ride with female reporter, sparking uproar

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The refusal of a U.S. political candidate to ride with a female reporter unless a man was present sparked a social media storm on Wednesday, as the Mississippi conservative was lambasted for his stance.

Global warming threatens to defeat effort to fix world ills, U.N. says

09 Jul 2019

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Relentless global warming threatens the potential success of a sweeping set of goals established by the United Nations to tackle inequality, conflict and other ills, officials said on Tuesday.

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