London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Pervasive abuse of women on social media is driving female leaders off the internet and, in some cases, out of a job, a conference heard on Thursday. 

Two years after the global #MeToo movement began with women finding strength in numbers by sharing

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

From tackling diseases to improving transport, technology like data and artificial intelligence has unleashed a wave of opportunities, but those still exclude society's most vulnerable citizens, according to a leading human rights researcher. 

The "digitisation of information" impacts every sector in society but

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Personal data reveals a slew of secrets about friends and family so regulators should stop fixating on individual privacy and safeguard society instead, data experts said on Thursday. 

From friends' shopping habits to family health, one person's data can shed light on a

Singapore
Reuters

Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness.

Venice declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after

Vatican City
Reuters

Pope Francis on Thursday named the Vatican's new economy minister to succeed Cardinal George Pell, who is appealing a conviction in his native Australia for sexually assaulting two teenaged choir boys.

The post, formally known as Prefect for the Secretariat of the Economy, has

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

World leaders must take a tougher line on China's use of high-tech surveillance to monitor and crackdown on its ethnic minorities, a Uighur activist urged on Thursday, after his mother was detained and then imprisoned.

More than one million Uighurs and other Muslims

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

World leaders should take aim at modern slavery in corporate supply chains at a global summit next year, labour rights activists said on Wednesday, calling for laws to compel companies to tackle worker exploitation in their operations.

Speaking at the Thomson Reuters Foundation's

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Last month, Hope Covenant Church opened the first homeless shelter in Chicago’s affluent suburban Village of Orland Park in more than three decades.

With temperatures dipping down near the single digits, the seasonal shelter has housed between 15 and 50 people one night every week, including a

Mumbai, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A film about a boy trafficked to work in a carpet factory is to be screened in remote Indian villages to raise awareness about child slavery among families often targeted by human traffickers.

Due to be released on Thursday, Jhalki tracks a

Nairobi, Kenya
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Countries need about $US264 billion - the equivalent cost of 110 military aircraft - to end maternal deaths, gender based violence, child marriage, and provide family planning to all women by 2030, said a United Nations study. 

An investment of $US115.5 billion -

Vatican City
RNS

A coalition of big-tech companies and institutions meeting at the Vatican starting Thursday seeks to create a safe environment for children on the internet through cooperation and concrete actions.

The international and interreligious conference, “Promoting Digital Child Dignity: From Concept to Action,” was organised to

Wellington, New Zealand
Reuters

New Zealand lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that would legalise euthanasia, paving the way for the public to vote on the issue in a referendum next year.

The bill, which enables terminally ill people to request a medically assisted death, was passed 69

Hong Kong
Reuters

Anti-government protesters dug in at several university campuses across Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting the stage for further confrontations as police said violence in the Chinese-ruled city had reached a "very dangerous and even deadly level".

Protesters - many of them young students - spent

London, UK
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The world's economic model has "broken down" as the business practices of multinational corporations and digital platforms put a growing number of workers at risk of exploitation and modern slavery, according to a leading labour rights campaigner.

Too many companies are failing to

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