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Emma Batha

Prince Harry backs mine clearance in Angola, following in Diana's footsteps

17 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's Prince Harry on Monday threw his weight behind mine clearance efforts in Angola, a cause championed by his mother more than two decades ago when she made global headlines by walking through a minefield in the country.

Nobel Prize winner warns wildfires threaten Iraqi mass graves

12 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nobel Prize-winner and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad has warned that wildfires raging in northern Iraq could destroy crucial evidence of genocide committed by Islamic State.

UK told to end abuse of 'gag orders' in harassment and discrimination cases

11 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must stop the widespread abuse of so-called gagging orders to silence victims of discrimination and harassment, parliamentarians said on Tuesday.

UK told to end abuse of 'gag orders' in harassment and discrimination cases

11 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain must stop the widespread abuse of so-called gagging orders to silence victims of discrimination and harassment, parliamentarians said on Tuesday.

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.

Sierra Leone's first lady confronted over FGM controversy

06 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first lady of Sierra Leone, who caused a furor this year when she said she did not think female genital mutilation was harmful, has said she will meet campaigners after being ambushed while addressing a major women's rights conference.

Head of U.N. Women on drive to double gender equal cabinets by 2020

06 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries holding elections must make it a priority to put equal numbers of women and men in top positions, the head of U.N. Women said, as she revealed an ambitious drive to more than double the number of gender equal cabinets over the next year.

World leaders urged to make female circumcision a priority like HIV

05 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER, Canada (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) should be made a global priority like HIV/AIDs, according to campaigners concerned about growing evidence that the abusive practice was more widespread than thought.

Abortion map shows U.S. bans in 'stark contrast' to global trend

05 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new world map of abortion laws shows an "overwhelming" trend towards liberalization, reproductive health experts said on Tuesday, despite a flurry of restrictions passed by U.S. states.

10 facts on growing legal access to abortion worldwide

05 Jun 2019

VANCOUVER (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 50 countries have liberalized their abortion laws in the last quarter century, a map released by the Center for Reproductive Rights showed on Tuesday, despite a flurry of restrictions passed by U.S. states.

World News

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone that it said was flying over one of its southern provinces on the Gulf, increasing fears of military conflict as Washington seeks to isolate Tehran over its nuclear and regional activities.