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Varsha Saraogi

No school, period! Menstruating Ghanaian girls banned from river crossing

12 Jan 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on schoolgirls in Ghana crossing a river when menstruating - and on Tuesdays - has been condemned by child rights activists.

Britain's plastic waste measures don't go far enough, say campaigners

12 Jan 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New measures by Britain to turn the tide on plastic waste do not go far enough, environmentalists said on Friday.

Britain's plastic waste measures don't go far enough, say campaigners

12 Jan 2018

LONDON, Jan 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New measures by Britain to turn the tide on plastic waste do not go far enough, environmentalists said on Friday.

Jeans made by kids? People 'forget' facts when buying unethical products

10 Jan 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Consumers who knowingly buy products that have been made unethically - using child labor or endangered trees - may cope by forgetting the truth about their origins, researchers said.

Jeans made by kids? People "forget" facts when buying unethical products

10 Jan 2018

LONDON, Jan 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Consumers who knowingly buy products that have been made unethically - using child labour or endangered trees - may cope by forgetting the truth about their origins, researchers said.

As Britain bans microbeads, lawmakers urge more action on plastic

08 Jan 2018

LONDON, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ban on plastic microbeads, used as exfoliants in toothpastes, face washes and shower gels that end up in the oceans, will come into force in Britain on Tuesday, but lawmakers said more needed to be done to tackle plastic pollution.

Civilian deaths from explosives surge in 2017 - campaign group

08 Jan 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40 civilians were killed every day by explosive weapons last year, according to a preliminary survey of media reports, a sharp rise on 2016 largely due to an increase in deadly airstrikes, a campaign group said on Monday.

FACTBOX-From cardboard boxes to one-way bus tickets: How cities are tackling homelessness

07 Jan 2018

LONDON, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From portable cardboard tents to one-way bus tickets out of town, cities' efforts to tackle homelessness have been met with both praise and scorn.

British Vogue features first transgender woman, celebrating centenary of female suffrage

05 Jan 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paris Lees became the first openly transgender woman to feature in British Vogue fashion magazine on Friday, marking a step towards a "more tolerant society", said the broadcaster and model.

British Vogue features first transgender woman, celebrating centenary of female suffrage

05 Jan 2018

LONDON, Jan 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Paris Lees became the first openly transgender woman to feature in British Vogue fashion magazine on Friday, marking a step towards a "more tolerant society", said the broadcaster and model.

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