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World urged to rebuild greener, more equal economies after coronavirus

28 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Plans to rebuild shattered economies after the new coronavirus pandemic offer a chance to create greener, fairer societies amid growing anger worldwide at rising inequality, the civil society group CIVICUS said on Thursday.

Factbox: Same-sex marriage rights around the world

27 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Same-sex marriage became legal in Costa Rica on May 26, with lesbian couple Daritza Araya and Alexandra Quiros the first couple to marry under the new law at eight minutes after midnight, watched by nearly 20,000 people on Facebook.

A maid dodging coronavirus in a virtual world spotlights inequality in India

26 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A computer game where players morph into housemaid in India who tries to dodge the new coronavirus and feed her family has opened people's eyes to inequality, one of its creators said on Tuesday.

UK plans codeword scheme to tackle rise in domestic abuse in lockdown

21 May 2020

LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Domestic abuse victims will be able to seek help by giving a codeword to shop staff under a British scheme announced on Thursday to tackle a rise in abuse under coronavirus lockdowns.

Chores and childcare: who bears the brunt in lockdown? Women

21 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Working mothers in Europe and the United States are taking on most of the extra housework and childcare created by lockdown - and many are struggling to cope, a survey showed on Thursday.

Chores and childcare: who bears the brunt in lockdown? Women

21 May 2020

LONDON, May 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Working mothers in Europe and the United States are taking on most of the extra housework and childcare created by lockdown - and many are struggling to cope, a survey showed on Thursday.

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

FEATURE-As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

Robot dog to noodle hats: eight quirky ways cities are encouraging distancing

15 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As many countries around the world relax their coronavirus lockdown measures, densely-packed cities face particular challenges in enforcing physical distancing rules.

Most LGBT+ Europeans fear holding partner's hand in public

14 May 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six in 10 LGBT+ Europeans would not hold a same-sex partner's hand in public for fear of harassment or assault, according to a major study published on Thursday.

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