#women's rights

  • Article: Canada Is Now the Largest Funder of Women's Rights Organizations in the World
    Girls & Women

    Canada Is Now the Largest Funder of Women's Rights Organizations in the World

    By Jackie Marchildon  and  Gaëlle Langué|June 3, 2019

    Minister Monsef said a new fund makes Canada the top investor in women’s rights organizations. Read more

  • 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: This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment
    Girls & Women

    This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment

    By Jerica Deck|March 15, 2019

    Less than 2% of foundation funds in the US are allocated toward curbing gender-based violence. 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

  • Article: Somali Refugee's Fight Against 'Silent Killer' of FGM Inspires New Film
    Girls & Women

    Somali Refugee's Fight Against 'Silent Killer' of FGM Inspires New Film

    Feb. 27, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Somalia has the world's highest rate of FGM, affecting 98% of women. Read more

  • Article: 7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women
    Girls & Women

    7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    By Sophie Maes  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    These superstars are breaking boundaries and empowering women and girls around the world. Read more

  • Article: Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice
    Girls & Women

    Cultures Clash Over FGM as the UN Seeks to Eradicate the Practice

    Feb. 7, 2019|Voice of America

    The cultural practice can have serious medical consequences. Read more