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Annie Banerji

India slum dwellers win property rights, thousands left out

05 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India said on Thursday it had ushered in "a wave of change" for millions of slum dwellers - offering them the prize of home ownership - but it barred thousands more whose slums sit near temples, beauty spots and rich neighborhoods.

India slum dwellers win property rights, thousands left out

05 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India said on Thursday it had ushered in "a wave of change" for millions of slum dwellers - offering them the prize of home ownership - but it barred thousands more whose slums sit near temples, beauty spots and rich neighbourhoods.

'When will things change?' - India rallies for rape victim

04 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seven years after the gang rape of a student on a Delhi bus sparked global outrage, her mother on Wednesday demanded justice for a new rape victim, whose murder has triggered mass protests over women's place in modern India.

India trans community calls to block bill fearing it leaves them at risk

02 Dec 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's transgender community took to social media on Monday to urge the president to stop a bill that aimed to protect them, concerned it required them to register to be legally deemed trans and failed to crackdown on sexual abuse.

Men in UK and U.S. seen growing less comfortable with women leaders

19 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than 50% of American men would be "very comfortable" with a female head of government, according to a survey published on Tuesday that found men in Britain and the United States growing less comfortable with women in positions of power.

Women leaders driven offline and out of work by social media abuse

15 Nov 2019

LONDON (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.

Women leaders driven offline and out of work by social media abuse

14 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 14 (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.

Free bus rides seen as just one step to get more Indian women into public life

13 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Providing free bus travel for female commuters in Delhi should help more women join the workforce and improve their safety but a lot more needs to be done to give them better access to public life, according to one of India's top court lawyers.

Free bus rides seen as just one step to get more Indian women into public life

13 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Providing free bus travel for female commuters in Delhi should help more women join the workforce and improve their safety but a lot more needs to be done to give them better access to public life, according to one of India's top court lawyers.

Free pads to childcare - Sri Lankan politicians woo women voters

08 Nov 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With campaign promises like free sanitary pads and childcare for working women, the candidates in Sri Lanka's presidential election are going after the female vote like never before, in what some activists see as a generational shift.

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