BANGKOK, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Complaints of
labour abuses and slavery on Thai fishing boats are routinely
going unreported by the authorities, an analysis by the Thomson
Reuters Foundation revealed, raising fears that hundreds of
fishermen have been denied justice and compensation.
ROME, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Italy
announced its coronavirus lockdown in early March Anna Levrero,
who runs a shelter for abused women in the worst-hit region of
Lombardy, knew it would bring a spike in calls. But she was
already grappling with another challenge.
MEXICO CITY, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top
Mexican official on Wednesday said a new campaign against
domestic violence would be revised after the video ads sparked
strong public opposition from critics who claimed it
misrepresented the growing problem.
AMMAN, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Foreign
governments are scrambling to organise repatriation flights for
thousands of migrant domestic workers stranded in Lebanon due to
the coronavirus lockdown following an outcry over their
treatment and at least one suicide.
NEW YORK, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic
fallout from COVID-19 is hitting young workers so hard they risk
becoming a "lockdown generation" scarred for life, with women
the worst hit, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
B razilian anti-slavery rescuers have carried out their first
raid after a two-month freeze due to the coronavirus outbreak,
saying coffee farms will be their main priority when harvesting
kicks off next month.
NEW YORK, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Americans
are more likely to accept LGBT+ people if they see them
portrayed in film, television and advertisements, said a survey
released on Wednesday, findings that supporters say illustrate
the benefits of visibility to the LGBT+ community.
DHAKA, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi
manufacturers said on Wednesday that they would blacklist
Western fashion brands that "exploit" them by failing to pay
their bills due to the new coronavirus crisis, days after
threatening to sue a major British retailer over its debts.
KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
M alaysia's top court has given the go-ahead for a man to
challenge an Islamic ban on sex "against the order of nature",
his lawyer said on Wednesday, in a test case for gay rights in
the mostly Muslim country.
LUCKNOW, India, May 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A
15-year-old girl who won praise for carrying her injured father
hundreds of miles across India by bike said on Wednesday she
never thought of giving up after promising her mother she would
get him home safely.