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Head of U.S. aid group resigns over handling of sex abuse claim

11 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The chief executive of Mercy Corps has resigned over his handling of a child sex abuse allegation made against one of the co-founders of the U.S. humanitarian organization.

Will Greta Thunberg become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner?

10 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Greta Thunberg is the bookmakers' firm favorite to win the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and become the youngest ever laureate, but some experts believe her youth could count against her.

Prize-winning UK council houses show social homes can be inspired

09 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An elegant and ultra energy-efficient street of new social homes should help inspire a new generation of public housing after it won Britain's most prestigious architecture prize, said housing experts on Wednesday.

Prize-winning UK council houses show social homes can be inspired

09 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An elegant and ultra energy-efficient street of new social homes should help inspire a new generation of public housing after it won Britain's most prestigious architecture prize, said housing experts on Wednesday.

EXPLAINER-Flushed with rage: why toilets have become a feminist issue

04 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "The ladies are about to storm the men's loos", said British actor Joanna Lumley in an appeal to increase the number of toilets for women who face long lavatory queues at London's historic Old Vic theatre last year.

REFILE-Women treated as totty in films even when they play leaders, finds study

01 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Playing a boss does not stop women being treated as eye candy in films, according to a study published on Tuesday that found "harmful stereotypes" still dominate the big screen.

Artist aims to show reality of modern slavery in UK with art show

01 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new exhibition opens in London on Tuesday, seeking to overturn the popular stereotype of women who have survived modern slavery as "abstract victims" and instead capture the challenge of rebuilding their lives.

'Flight shaming' is in the air as U.N. summit faces climate crisis

28 Sep 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As world leaders met in New York this week, one question kept coming up at climate change events - how did you get here?

FEATURE-'Flight shaming' is in the air as U.N. summit faces climate crisis

27 Sep 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As world leaders met in New York this week, one question kept coming up at climate change events - how did you get here?

Factbox: In Greta's footsteps: 10 young climate activists fighting for change

27 Sep 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a growing youth climate movement gathers steam, children and young people around the world are leading calls for action to curb global warming and protect their future.

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