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Lin Taylor

Pandemic, funding gaps seen fueling gender-based violence in Yemen

6:04pm GMT

LONDON, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gender-based violence has surged by 63% since conflict erupted in Yemen in 2015, aid groups said on Monday, warning that the pandemic was exposing inadequate funding for protection services in war zones around the world.

Enough is enough: UK sisters call time on cat calls and wolf whistling

25 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maya Tutton was 12 when men started noticing her. Even her school uniform did not deter their explicit gestures or lewd comments - casual street harassment she learnt to endure.

Scotland first in the world to make sanitary products free

24 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against "period poverty."

Solar energy on track to power London rail link by 2022

23 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power will be used on a major railway line into London from early 2022, the company behind the project said on Monday, as Britain aims for net-zero emissions within three decades.

Solar energy on track to power London rail link by 2022

23 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar power will be used on a major railway line into London from early 2022, the company behind the project said on Monday, as Britain aims for net-zero emissions within three decades.

UNICEF says to ship two billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

23 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a "mammoth operation", the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines.

UNICEF says to ship 2 billion COVID vaccines to poor nations in 2021

23 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a "mammoth operation", the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines.

After Grenfell fire, UK social housing tenants get 'stronger voice'

17 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social housing tenants in Britain will have new rights to demand improvements to their homes under a reform launched in the aftermath of a deadly 2017 fire at a London block, the government said on Tuesday.

After Grenfell fire, UK social housing tenants get 'stronger voice'

17 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Social housing tenants in Britain will have new rights to demand improvements to their homes under a reform launched in the aftermath of a deadly 2017 fire at a London block, the government said on Tuesday.

As COVID-hit Brits escape to the country, minorities face rural racism

12 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - (Editor's note: contains offensive language and terms of racial abuse)

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