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Families are major source of abuse for gay women, trans people, report says

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LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday.

Idris Elba sounds alarm as pandemic threatens food crisis for farmers

29 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Idris Elba on Friday called for urgent action and creative solutions to prevent a looming hunger crisis in poor countries, where food production and transport have been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

FEATURE-Destruction of ancient Aboriginal site sparks calls for reform in Australia

29 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It stood for over 46,000 years, but in a matter of seconds a site of major significance to the world's oldest living culture was destroyed by a global mining giant.

REFILE-Pedal on! Coronavirus lockdown spurs cycling momentum in South America

29 May 2020

BOGOTA, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From Bogota to Buenos Aires, rising numbers of residents in some of South America's major capitals are getting on their bikes as the coronavirus pandemic drives city officials to expand bike lanes and promote cycling as a safe way to travel.

Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines

29 May 2020

BANGKOK, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cases of online child sex abuse in the Philippines have tripled under coronavirus, the government said, with campaigners warning that the country's lockdown has left more children vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers and cash-strapped relatives.

FEATURE-Fears for Kenya's urban food supply as floods drown rice

29 May 2020

AHERO, Kenya, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Under the scorching sun, farmer Dennis Onyango was replanting his rice fields yet again in Ahero, a town in southwest Kenya, after his entire crop of seedlings had been wiped out by floods - for the third time this year.

U.S. government weighs in against trans girls competing on girls' teams

29 May 2020

NEW YORK, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Allowing transgender girls to compete in girls' sports leagues is illegal and could mean schools allowing the practice lose federal funding, the U.S. Education Department ruled in a letter made public on Thursday.

Gay weddings boost U.S. economy by $3.8 billion since landmark ruling

28 May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay and lesbian weddings have boosted state and local economies by an estimated $3.8 billion since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide in the United States in 2015, according to a study published on Thursday.

World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women

28 May 2020

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C oronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday.

Widower's U.S. court win secures social security benefits for LGBT+ couples

28 May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gay and lesbian spouses in the United States can claim social security survivor's benefits even if they were married for less than nine months, a federal court has ruled, overturning a requirement that left some widows and widowers homeless.

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