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  • Article: Niger's Top Court Rules Against 'Fifth Wives' Treated as Sex Slaves and Servants
    Girls & Women

    Niger's Top Court Rules Against 'Fifth Wives' Treated as Sex Slaves and Servants

    March 21, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The ruling rejected the centuries old custom of men taking unofficial wives who live as slaves. Read more

  • Article: Kenyan Activists Say #WeCannotIgnore 1 Million Hungry People
    Food & Hunger

    Kenyan Activists Say #WeCannotIgnore 1 Million Hungry People

    March 20, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The number of Kenyans in need of food aid has risen by almost 70% to 1.1 million since August. Read more

  • Article: South Sudanese 'Superwoman' Wins Award for Helping Children of Rape Survivors
    Girls & Women

    South Sudanese 'Superwoman' Wins Award for Helping Children of Rape Survivors

    March 19, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    These children are often vulnerable to recruitment by armed groups. Read more

  • Article: US 'Waters Down' First Global Commitment to Curb Single-Use Plastics
    Environment

    US 'Waters Down' First Global Commitment to Curb Single-Use Plastics

    March 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Nearly 200 environment ministers made commitments to help protect the environment. Read more

  • Article: George and Amal Clooney Launch New Justice Initiative to Support the Marginalized and Oppressed
    Girls & Women

    George and Amal Clooney Launch New Justice Initiative to Support the Marginalized and Oppressed

    March 15, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    They are launching a project that tracks which countries use courtrooms to oppress minorities Read more

  • Article: Free Tampons in UK Schools Not Enough to End Period Poverty, Say British Charities
    Water & Sanitation

    Free Tampons in UK Schools Not Enough to End Period Poverty, Say British Charities

    March 14, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The British government just promised free sanitary products in secondary schools. Read more

  • Article: Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are Using Tech to Find a Way out of Poverty
    Finance & Innovation

    Ethiopian Coffee Farmers Are Using Tech to Find a Way out of Poverty

    March 14, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Coffee farmers are betting on blockchain to boost business. Read more

  • Article: Protests Erupt After Sexual Assault Videos Go Viral in India
    Girls & Women

    Protests Erupt After Sexual Assault Videos Go Viral in India

    March 14, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The number of crimes against women reported to police in India rose by 83% from 2007 to 2016. Read more