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Malaysia probes book on Muslim women who refuse to wear headscarves

17 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malaysia's religious authorities on Wednesday said they were investigating a book about Muslim women who choose not to wear a hijab, prompting a backlash among women's rights groups.

Malaysia probes book on Muslim women who refuse to wear headscarves

17 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M alaysia's religious authorities on Wednesday said they were investigating a book about Muslim women who choose not to wear a hijab, prompting a backlash among women's rights groups.

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

11 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their "harsh" tactics that push down workers' wages and trap millions in poverty, labor rights campaigners said on Thursday.

'Harsh' tactics used to keep wages low for Vietnamese garment workers

11 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - E uropean and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their "harsh" tactics that push down workers' wages and trap millions in poverty, labour rights campaigners said on Thursday.

Indonesia arrests eight in major human trafficking bust

09 Apr 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has arrested eight suspects in what police on Tuesday called the country's biggest ever human trafficking bust, involving 1,200 victims taken abroad as domestic workers.

'Invisible yet visible': Singapore's transgender people live in the shadows

31 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A chest binder, packaging from used hormone injections and a preserved penis donated after a sex-change operation - all part of an exhibition designed to showcase Singapore's rich transgender history.

FEATURE-'Invisible yet visible': Singapore's transgender people live in the shadows

31 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE, March 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A chest binder, packaging from used hormone injections and a preserved penis donated after a sex-change operation - all part of an exhibition designed to showcase Singapore's rich transgender history.

From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices

18 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.

FEATURE -From hardship to hope, Singapore's migrant poets find their voices

18 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In dorms on Singapore's fringes or employers' backrooms, a growing number of migrant workers are using poetry to shed light on their hidden struggles and reconnect with their roots.

Asia ride-hailing giant trains drivers to fight human trafficking

11 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing firm Grab said on Monday it is to train its millions of drivers to spot victims of human trafficking in one of the world's worst hit regions.

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