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Comic artist draws on history for tales of politically powerful women

08 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books.

Tire manufacturers promise to put the brakes on deforestation

06 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - E nvironmental groups welcomed an initiative by global tire manufacturers to stop the destruction of forests to make way for rubber plantations, but warned that the industry-backed organization must act independently to be effective.

Indonesian startup uses road safety to drive women's empowerment

06 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iim Fahima Jachja cannot operate a vehicle and relies on a driver to get around the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, but that did not stop her from putting road safety at the heart of her women's empowerment startup.

FEATURE-Indonesian startup uses road safety to drive women's empowerment

06 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iim Fahima Jachja cannot operate a vehicle and relies on a driver to get around the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, but that did not stop her from putting road safety at the heart of her women's empowerment startup.

Renewable brew: Indonesian geothermal project energizes women coffee growers

31 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coffee farmers in matrilineal villages in a mountainous region of Indonesia are getting assistance from a geothermal energy company, which said it is helping them to grow, roast and find global buyers for their beans.

Renewable brew: Indonesian geothermal project energises women coffee growers

31 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coffee farmers in matrilineal villages in a mountainous region of Indonesia are getting assistance from a geothermal energy company, which said it is helping them to grow, roast and find global buyers for their beans.

Kitchen building material could cut urban flooding by half: scientists

30 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cities could reduce flooding by constructing sidewalks from an absorbent building material commonly used in household kitchens, scientists have discovered.

FEATURE-Asian ride-hailing apps put the brakes on sexual harassment

25 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shocked by the rise in sexual harassment against Indonesian women on public transport, two college students launched a ride-hailing business that only uses women drivers.

'Facebook for disasters' app helped Indonesian neighbors save lives - researchers

24 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fledgling social media app that connects neighbors in disaster-prone communities across Indonesia has saved lives and reduced financial losses, researchers said on Wednesday.

REFILE-'Facebook for disasters' app helped Indonesian neighbours save lives - researchers

24 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fledgling social media app that connects neighbours in disaster-prone communities across Indonesia has saved lives and reduced financial losses, researchers said on Wednesday.

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