All posts tagged "world"

  • saudi
    Saudi trains first women air traffic controllers

    By the Thomson Reuters Foundation The conservative Islamic kingdom plans to increase the number of women in the overall workforce to 28 percent from 23 percent RIYADH, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will train women to...

    • Posted September 19, 2017
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  • rr
    Street art illustrates the lives of inspiring black women in London

    By Adela Suliman and Claudio Accheri | Thomson Reuters Foundation “It’s really important to demonstrate real positive role models” LONDON, Sept 7  – In a bright yellow cloth shirt, arms outstretched and adorned with bangles, the image...

    • Posted September 8, 2017
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  • bus-good
    Sexual assault video of woman on Casablanca bus sparks outrage, arrests

    By Zoe Tabary | Thomson Reuters Foundation A national survey in Morocco found that nearly two-thirds of women had experienced physical, psychological, sexual or economic abuse LONDON, Aug 22  – A video of a young woman being...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • policegood
    Indian mill girl sprints to new life as policewoman

    By Anuradha Nagaraj | Thomson Reuters Foundation “I want to do something more than just being a mill girl” RAJAPALAYAM, India, Aug 4 – Before the break of dawn, Muthulakshmi Mariappan slips out of her home and starts running....

    • Posted August 6, 2017
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  • protest
    Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

    Women protested against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively. By Murad Sezer ISTANBUL, July 29 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Turkish women marched in the country’s biggest city Istanbul on Saturday...

    • Posted July 30, 2017
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  • british
    Without women, local government in England is ‘not fit for the future’

    By Adela Suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation Only one in three local councillors is female and almost a third of female councillors experiencing sexist comments LONDON, July 13  – Despite having a female prime minister, local government in...

    • Posted July 13, 2017
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  • child
    Study says 67 million unwanted pregnancies could be avoided each year

    By Anna Pujol-Mazzini | Thomson Reuters Foundation If women had reliable contraceptives, there would be a sharp drop in the number of unwanted pregnancies. LONDON, June 29  – More than 200 million women who do not want...

    • Posted June 30, 2017
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  • annie
    Singer Annie Lennox calls for solidarity to help most vulnerable women

    By Anna Pujol-Mazzini | Thomson Reuters Foundation The award winning singer-songwriter started advocacy group The Circle to help women living in poverty. The challenges women face in the developing world, such as poor education and healthcare, child...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • gggg
    First woman to lead Indonesia’s indigenous peoples alliance

    By Rina Chandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation “Indigenous women face discrimination on several fronts… this has strengthened our resolve to assert our rights, because when women have equal rights, our communities benefit” MUMBAI, May 29  – Indigenous...

    • Posted May 29, 2017
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  • yes
    Afghan women break ground with TV station launch

    By Sayed Hassib |  Thomson Reuters Foundation “… this station represents women and we work to raise the voice of women so they can defend their rights” KABUL, May 19 (Reuters) – A new TV channel dedicated...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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