#poverty

  • Article: Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt
    Girls & Women

    Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt

    May 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Doctors scammed village women into having the costly procedure for minor ailments. Read more

  • Article: Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says
    Girls & Women

    Countries Are Resisting Women's Rights Citing 'Family Values,' UN Official Says

    May 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A 1995 international agreement to promote gender equality fails to yield positive results. Read more

  • Article: Allowing Locals to Manage Forests Can Reduce Emissions and Poverty, Study Finds
    Environment

    Allowing Locals to Manage Forests Can Reduce Emissions and Poverty, Study Finds

    May 7, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Deforestation impacts local communities through climate change and socio-economic stress. Read more

  • Article: These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World
    Citizenship

    These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|March 20, 2019

    The least happy countries have higher rates of poverty. 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: New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal
    Citizenship

    New York City Is Making 'Hair Discrimination' Illegal

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 18, 2019

    Black women are twice as likely to feel pressured to straighten their hair than white women. Read more

  • Article: The World Is Dragging Its Feet in Achieving the Global Goals, Says Former UNDP Chief
    Citizenship

    The World Is Dragging Its Feet in Achieving the Global Goals, Says Former UNDP Chief

    Jan. 18, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "There has been ... a lot of lip service but not enough action." Read more

  • Article: Cancer Death Rates Are Dropping in the US — But Not for the Poor
    Health

    Cancer Death Rates Are Dropping in the US — But Not for the Poor

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 9, 2019

    This study shows poorer communities are 20% more likely to die from cancer. Read more