Udaipur, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

South Asian pastoralists facing shrinking rangelands and a rise in conflicts over the right to roam must be allowed greater involvement in managing lands to help secure their survival, land experts said on Thursday.

Herders around the world are coming under pressure from

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A crumpled cigarette packet, wet footsteps on an empty street, a slender syringe pushed against a wall - lonely images that exemplify the haunting exhibition of photographs taken by a homeless Londoner, which opened on Thursday.

The gritty tableau are the work of Andy

New York City, US
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The US Government has postponed an anticipated $US13.5 million grant to provide emergency shelter and housing for trafficking survivors, leaving their supporters scrambling for scarce funds for victim services.

The money was approved two years ago but abruptly suspended in

RNS

Yes, a Christian student group can require its leaders to be Christian.

That’s the decision a judge reached last week in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA v the University of Iowa, a lawsuit the evangelical Christian campus ministry brought against the university and several of its leaders after the

Washington, DC
Reuters

The United States and allies are seizing on Facebook Inc's plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging services to press for major changes to a practice long opposed by law enforcement, saying it hinders the fight against child abuse and terrorism.

The United States,

Udaipur, India
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women, lower-caste and Indigenous people across Asia are failing to benefit from land reform laws because of custom and deep-rooted social biases, land rights activists said on Wednesday.

Globally, Indigenous communities have legal rights to only 10 per cent of land, according to

London
Thomson Reuters Foundation

One in five travellers is flying less as "flight shaming" propels travellers to shun air travel for the sake of the planet, according to a survey of 6,000 Western travellers.

The survey predicted environmental concerns would keep denting air traffic, as activists such as

Vatican City
RNS

As the Vatican inches closer to a gathering of bishops to discuss the Amazon region, key players vie to frame the main issues likely to emerge at the 6th to 27th October event, from the need for further involvement of women to the possibility of

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

Lawmakers sworn into Indonesia's parliament this week are being urged to push through a sexual violence bill to protect women from abuse that rights groups say has reached "emergency" levels.

Sexual violence is prevalent in the South-East Asian country of 260 million.

Tbilisi, Georgia
Thomson Reuters Foundation

A lawyer who helped Kyrgyzstan become the first country to eradicate statelessness has urged politicians to end the plight of millions of "legal ghosts" who lack any nationality after winning a prestigious UN award on Wednesday.

Kyrgyz human rights lawyer Azizbek Ashurov said

RNS

Evangelist Franklin Graham issued a dire warning about the fate of the United States, should the presidential impeachment inquiry started by the US House lead to President Donald Trump’s ouster.

“Our country could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of

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