Traffickers recruit child labour as Indian schools break for summer, campaigners warn

Traffickers recruit child labour as Indian schools break for summer, campaigners warn

School children travel to school on a packed auto-rickshaw in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave   Anti-trafficking groups are warning that many children never return to school once they start working   CHENNAI, India, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As schools break for summer, human traffickers across India […]

Is your building earthquake safe? Probably not

Is your building earthquake safe? Probably not

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Though earthquakes have wreaked havoc in many parts of the country, Indian real estate and infrastructure sector still has lots more to learn — and implement — to ensure the safety of life and property.   Although structural requirements and concerned technologies are incorporated in the building process, sector players […]

Listening to women’s voices in Vietnam’s energy debate

Listening to women’s voices in Vietnam’s energy debate

A woman dries coal for burning bricks at a private factory outside Hanoi December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Kham   Listening to women in the villages, and involving government officials in the conversation, key to a greener future, says Vietnamese activist Khanh Nguy Thi   BANGKOK, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Vietnamese activist Khanh Nguy Thi […]

Back pay for queen as “The Crown” closes gender wage gap

Back pay for queen as “The Crown” closes gender wage gap

Actors Claire Foy, who plays Queen Elizabeth II, and Matt Smith who plays Philip Duke of Edinburgh, attend the premiere of “The Crown” Season 2 in London, Britain, November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson   When details of the pay gap emerged last month, the producers attributed it to Smith’s six-year stint as the star of […]

School transportation: Safety first

School transportation: Safety first

By Christopher Hanvey IANS | April 28   When a child goes to the school, one of the most crucial things that parents are concerned about is their security, be it in the school premises or while commuting. Even for a school, providing secure transportation is of utmost importance. Managing large transportation fleets is not […]

As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

As philanthropy grows, what are the rich spending their money on?

“We indeed live in a ‘global age of philanthropy’. If this trajectory continues, philanthropy will be poised to have an increasingly significant social and economic impact.”   LONDON, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As the rich get richer, the world has entered an “age of philanthropy”, with education the most popular focus of some […]

With pink vests and protests, Philippine clergy bless land rights struggle

With pink vests and protests, Philippine clergy bless land rights struggle

Filipino Catholic devotees light candles and offer prayers after attending a mass at a National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Baclaran, Paranaque city, metro Manila, Philippines September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco   “As Christians we have a duty to protect the forests, the mountains, the rivers that sustain the people”   KORONADAL, […]

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

Farmers are pictured under monsoon clouds as they clean a canal water tank at Shantipura village in the western Indian state of Gujarat, July 2, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave   Population growth, climate change, poor water management and geopolitical tensions mean “it’s a perfect storm for greater water insecurity”   BANGKOK, April 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) […]

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