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Emma Batha

Almost half UK companies failed to narrow gender pay gap

05 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly half of all major British companies have failed to reduce their gender pay gap over the last year, data released on Friday showed, despite rising government pressure and public scrutiny.

Is Brexit good or bad for women? It's divisive to even ask

05 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From job losses to squeezed family budgets and reduced legal protections, Brexit could have a devastating impact on women, gender experts said ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

Scottish 'Holocaust heroine' who saved Jewish girls lauded in book

04 Apr 2019

(The April 3 story was refiled to fix the year in the fifth paragraph)

REFILE-Scottish 'Holocaust heroine' who saved Jewish girls lauded in book

04 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Scottish "Holocaust heroine" and quiet champion of educating girls helped save many Jews in Hungary before dying herself in a Nazi concentration camp, according to a book out on Wednesday.

Soap and superbugs: 2 billion people lack water at health facilities - U.N.

03 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of the world's health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the global rise of deadly superbugs.

Soap and superbugs: 2 bln people lack water at health facilities - U.N.

03 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A quarter of the world's health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the global rise of deadly superbugs.

After court battle, Cayman Islands legalizes same-sex marriage

01 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Same-sex marriage has become legal in the Cayman Islands following a landmark court case brought by a lesbian couple which their lawyers said on Monday could have implications in the wider Caribbean region and beyond.

U.S. woman says strict Christian parents subjected her to FGM

01 Apr 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An American woman from a strict white Christian community has told how her parents forced her to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) as a child - a highly unusual case which activists said could lead to similar stories coming to light.

South Sudan 'superhero' wins award for work with children born of rape

18 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Children born of rape in South Sudan's civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award.

James Bond to drive electric Aston Martin in new film: media reports

14 Mar 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Famous for his high speed car chases, James Bond is hardly an obvious tree hugger. But the world's best known spy has apparently gone green, with British media reporting on Thursday that he is switching to an electric Aston Martin.

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