Where is the #MeToo moment in India’s politics?

Where is the #MeToo moment in India’s politics?

People take part in a protest rally against sexual harassment in Kolkata, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files   Harassment and exploitation of women – including demands for sexual favours and character assassination – is rife in politics.   NEW DELHI, December 13(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From media to sports and business, a wave of […]

Death sentence for raped teen in Sudan named world’s worst case for women’s rights

Death sentence for raped teen in Sudan named world’s worst case for women’s rights

A woman makes a fist as she attends a rally against the gender-based and sexual violence against women in Marseille, France, November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier   The Gender Justice Uncovered Awards recognises decisions that affect the rights of women and girls around the world   LONDON, December 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The death […]

Kashmir’s embattled apple growers buried by wild weather

Kashmir’s embattled apple growers buried by wild weather

A boy stands on snow outside his home on a cold winter morning at Haripora Village, South Kashmir, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail   Early winter snows destroy region’s famed apple harvest as climate change brings less predictable weather   SHOPIAN, India, December 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – November is the peak wedding season in […]

First global women’s disability award aims to break stereotypes

First global women’s disability award aims to break stereotypes

A competitor waits backstage during Miss Wheelchair India, the country’s first wheelchair beauty pageant, in Mumbai November 24, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui   Her Ability awards wants to put a spotlight on disabled women’s achievements to combat the idea that they are passive victims   LONDON, December 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The first global award […]

Public healthcare in India: Need to move from ‘biggest’ to ‘finest’

Public healthcare in India: Need to move from ‘biggest’ to ‘finest’

A woman leaves a government primary health centre in a village in Jalore, India, April 10, 2018. (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui File Photo)   Frank F. IslamIANS India’s public healthcare system is sick. In late September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration launched Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long Life India, to address this illness.   This initiative, which has […]

Analysis: Pressure mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who will pay?

Analysis: Pressure mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who will pay?

Smoke and steam billows from Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant operated by PGE Group, near Belchatow, Poland November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel   LONDON, November 29 (Reuters) – When countries gather on Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a […]

Hi-tech mapping threatens land rights across the ‘digital divide’ – experts

Hi-tech mapping threatens land rights across the ‘digital divide’ – experts

A false-color image from Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite shows flooding along the Nueces River after a historic amount of rain from the remnants of Hurricane Willa in central Texas, November 1, 2018. NASA/GSFC/Joshua Stevens/Handout via REUTERS   Experts warn that tech strategies could undermine the land claims of people living […]

Reclusive tribes of the Andamans: American’s misguided attempt has tragic end

Reclusive tribes of the Andamans: American’s misguided attempt has tragic end

An American self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary, John Allen Chau, has been killed and buried by a tribe of hunter-gatherers on a remote island in the Indian Ocean where he had gone to proselytize, according to local law enforcement officials, in this undated image obtained from a social media on November 23, 2018. @JOHNACHAU/via REUTERS […]

Dozens of indigenous women forcibly sterilised in Canada, U.N. committee hears

Dozens of indigenous women forcibly sterilised in Canada, U.N. committee hears

People take part in a smudging ceremony organised by the First Nations Indigenous Warriors and the American Indian Movement on the Cote First Nation, near the town of Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada, August 6, 2017. REUTERS/Zachary Pron   Forced sterilisations are symptomatic of the discrimination and abuse faced by Canada’s indigenous women, experts say TORONTO, November […]

Divided by war, Israel and Gaza’s Instagrammers tell their own stories

Divided by war, Israel and Gaza’s Instagrammers tell their own stories

Israeli teens, Meshy Elmkies (R), 16, Liam Yefet (C), 16 and Lee Cohen, 17, co-managers of Instagram account, Otef.Gaza, play with a dog near a barrier which borders the Gaza Strip, in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in southern Israel November 11, 2018. Picture taken November 11, 2018. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)     ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER, November 22 (Reuters): […]

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