Edition:
India

Nellie Peyton

U.S. finds Nigeria, Niger improving anti-trafficking efforts

20 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Niger and Nigeria have improved their efforts to fight human trafficking, but still do not meet the minimum standards required, the U.S. government said on Thursday in its closely watched annual assessment of how countries are performing.

New dresses, youth action: ending female circumcision in Africa

18 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of delegates from African governments and campaigners gathered in Senegal this week to discuss how to end female genital mutilation (FGM), which world leaders pledged to eradicate under a set of global goals agreed in 2015.

African survivors of female circumcision call for help with mental trauma

18 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) said mental health services are their biggest need and urged governments and charities to provide support for dealing with long-term trauma.

Sahel must tackle child marriage for peace, says population expert

17 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa's Sahel region must reduce rates of child marriage to end spiraling ethnic and jihadist conflict, the regional head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Monday.

Ghana, Ivory Coast cocoa floor price seen as small step toward ending child labour

14 Jun 2019

DAKAR, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghana and Ivory Coast's move this week to set a minimum price for cocoa beans could help reduce child labour, though it will not be enough on its own, advocates said on Friday.

Humanitarian aid failing to be feminist as funding for women lags behind

10 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 0.1% of humanitarian funding goes to addressing violence against women and girls worldwide, charities said on Monday, prompting calls for a new "feminist" approach to foreign aid.

Togo failing in mission to eradicate child labor, says U.N. rapporteur

07 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child labor is still widely accepted in Togo and the government is not doing enough to stop it, said the U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery in an interview on Friday.

Ebola listening projects take cues from community to improve response

05 Jun 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Working in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2015, researcher Katherina Thomas noticed that while experts and aid workers had lots to say, no one was listening to ordinary people affected.

Ebola listening projects take cues from community to improve response

05 Jun 2019

DAKAR, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Working in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak in 2015, researcher Katherina Thomas noticed that while experts and aid workers had lots to say, no one was listening to ordinary people affected.

In Nigeria, empowering women means exposing them to violence

29 May 2019

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Helping women find jobs or raise their incomes in Nigeria can put them at heightened risk of violent abuse by boyfriends, husbands and the public, a World Bank study has found.

World News