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COVID-19 vaccine a 'moral moment' for humanity, conference hears

11 Nov 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The emergence of a COVID-19 vaccine looks set to be a "moral moment" in human history when global leaders can level the playing field or deepen inequalities exposed by the pandemic, charity and business leaders told a conference on Wednesday.

COVID-19 vaccine a 'moral moment' for humanity, conference hears

11 Nov 2020

LONDON, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The emergence of a COVID-19 vaccine looks set to be a "moral moment" in human history when global leaders can level the playing field or deepen inequalities exposed by the pandemic, charity and business leaders told a conference on Wednesday.

How COVID-proofing the slums upended Kenya's business culture

11 Nov 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million reusable masks, 123 tonnes of soap and 1,750 hand-washing stations. These numbers are music to the ears of business consultant James Irungu Mwangi - telling the story of the efforts he led to protect Kenyan slum-dwellers from COVID-19.

With letters and lipstick, a transgender prisoner helps those left inside

11 Mar 2020

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Six months after Sarah Jane Baker - Britain's longest-serving transgender inmate - was freed from a Victorian-era jail, she is busy preparing to get back behind prison walls.

Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

06 Nov 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe's largest technology conference found on Wednesday, but female leaders said the multi-trillion dollar industry was still failing to put them in its boardrooms.

REFILE-Getting better? More women in tech but not at the top

06 Nov 2019

LISBON, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Technology firms are hiring more women and narrowing the gender gap, a poll by Europe's largest technology conference found on Wednesday, but female leaders said the multi-trillion dollar industry was still failing to put them in its boardrooms.

U.S. rapper Jaden Smith implores young climate activists to involve parents

05 Nov 2019

LISBON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people rallying to fight climate change should engage their parents, U.S rapper and actor Jaden Smith said on Monday, urging eco-conscious adolescents to try to influence the views of adults at home.

Spreading human rights around the world, one AI at a time?

25 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and a campaigner for LGBT+ rights, cannot be in all places at all times.

Spreading human rights around the world, one AI at a time?

25 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British billionaire Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways and a campaigner for LGBT+ rights, cannot be in all places at all times.

African refugees held captive in Libya to go to Rwanda - UNHCR

10 Sep 2019

NAIROBI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres will be evacuated to Rwanda as part of urgent efforts to relocate people as conflict rages in the north African nation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. | Video

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