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Ellen Wulfhorst

Post-pandemic, will offices and factories become 'places men go'?

19 Oct 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Office life will be different after COVID-19, with desks far apart, Plexiglass barriers and a health warning on handshakes. But the biggest change could be a notable absence of women.

Native Americans fear votes in remote tribal lands could go uncounted

19 Oct 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colleen Benally, who lives on the Navajo Nation reservation in the American Southwest, spends a lot of time in her car. Her daily commute takes three hours, and it's a 28-mile (45-km) drive to collect mail from the nearest post office.

Post-pandemic, will offices and factories become 'places men go'?

13 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Office life will be different after COVID-19, with desks far apart, Plexiglass barriers and a health warning on handshakes. But the biggest change could be a notable absence of women.

Burned out by coronavirus, millions of U.S. women want to quit work

30 Sep 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in four U.S. working women is thinking about slowing their careers or quitting the workforce altogether because of COVID-19, research showed on Wednesday, a trend that could erase progress women have made in the ranks of business.

Women hold the power to change U.S. politics - if they vote

24 Sep 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A convergence of women, color and class can steer the course of U.S. politics, say the leaders of a new campaign aimed at galvanizing women of all backgrounds to get out the vote.

Pandemic makes tackling global woes more critical than ever: Bill Gates

15 Sep 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out progress on lofty goals such as ending world poverty and hunger in the next decade, but the economic damage of COVID-19 shows how badly such global development is needed, philanthropist Bill Gates said.

Pandemic makes tackling global woes more critical than ever - Bill Gates

15 Sep 2020

NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out progress on lofty goals such as ending world poverty and hunger in the next decade, but the economic damage of COVID-19 shows how badly such global development is needed, philanthropist Bill Gates said.

Gardening in Katrina's wake: growing food helps rebuild New Orleans

26 Aug 2020

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward bears plenty of scars of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city 15 years ago - overgrown vacant lots, broken foundations where houses stood and empty streets where people once lived.

Gardening in Katrina's wake: growing food helps rebuild New Orleans

26 Aug 2020

Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward bears plenty of scars of Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city 15 years ago - overgrown vacant lots, broken foundations where houses stood and empty streets where people once lived.

Silent trains to masks: U.S. cities fight to revive public transport

25 Aug 2020

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Temperature sensors, silent train cars, bleach-like odors - U.S. city officials and transport experts are pulling out the stops to lure residents back on rails and buses after the coronavirus pandemic sent ridership plummeting.

World News

Thai royalists rally to counter surging protests

A few dozen Thai royalists held a rally in Bangkok on Wednesday in the face of protests against the government and the monarchy that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets in defiance of an official ban.