#women and girls

  • Article: Zanzibar Women Trained as Solar Engineers Bring Light to Remote Villages
    Girls & Women

    Zanzibar Women Trained as Solar Engineers Bring Light to Remote Villages

    May 21, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A new program provides jobs for women in Zanzibar and electricity to poor families. Read more

  • Article: Uber's New Feature Improves Safety for Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia
    Girls & Women

    Uber's New Feature Improves Safety for Female Drivers in Saudi Arabia

    By Lindsay Powers|April 17, 2019

    The ride-hailing app has rolled out a promising new feature. Read more

  • Article: Most Pregnancies Last 9 Months. Why Is the Deadliness of Childbirth Still Taking Us by Surprise?
    AdvocacyCitizenship

    Most Pregnancies Last 9 Months. Why Is the Deadliness of Childbirth Still Taking Us by Surprise?

    March 8, 2019|Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

    Vaccines help to dramatically reduce maternal and neonatal deaths. Read more

  • Article: Children Should Get 12 Years of Schooling. Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5.
    Education

    Children Should Get 12 Years of Schooling. Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5.

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 25, 2019

    In Pakistan and Nigeria these girls are only receiving one year of education. Read more

  • Article: Nobel-Winning Yazidi Survivor Demands Justice for Women Raped in Vietnam War
    Girls & Women

    Nobel-Winning Yazidi Survivor Demands Justice for Women Raped in Vietnam War

    Jan. 17, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The rape of women in past and present conflicts has increasingly come into the spotlight. Read more

  • Article: This Community Came Together to Rescue a Kenyan Child Bride
    Girls & Women

    This Community Came Together to Rescue a Kenyan Child Bride

    Jan. 16, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Almost 1 in 4 girls in Kenya are married before they reach the legal age of 18. Read more

  • Article: Is Saudi Arabia on the Road to Ending Child Marriage?
    Girls & Women

    Is Saudi Arabia on the Road to Ending Child Marriage?

    Jan. 11, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Children married young are more likely to leave school, face domestic abuse, and live in poverty. Read more

  • Article: 10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone
    Girls & Women

    10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

    Dec. 19, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    A local activist said 67 other girls have been initiated and are awaiting medical examination. Read more