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FEATURE-Pooper hero: Singapore's 'Mr. Toilet' wants to make sanitation sexy in film

5:31am IST

SINGAPORE, April 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After travelling the world for more than two decades seeking to improve access to bathrooms, "Mr. Toilet" Jack Sim is now ready to plunge into the cinematic world with a film about his unusual campaign.

Right-wing politics, social media fuel anti-woman violence - EU commissioner

3:49am IST

NEW YORK, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Attempts to end violence against women and girls in the European Union are being stymied by a mix of right-wing politics and social media that inflames sexism and stereotypes, a top women's rights official said on Wednesday.

Cold comfort: Countries get help to cool down in a warming world

3:08am IST

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Developing countries facing rising temperatures as a result of climate change will get help to cool down in potentially deadly heat, under a World Bank programme announced on Wednesday.

More food aid could boost fight against Ebola in Congo, agencies say

2:20am IST

DAKAR, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Giving more food aid in Ebola-struck parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo could help stop the spread of the second-biggest outbreak in history, aid agencies said on Wednesday.

Join forces to win land battles, U.N. expert tells global indigenous leaders

1:50am IST

UNITED NATIONS, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - I ndigenous people fighting to protect their rights must band together and build a global campaign to fend off unwelcome development and encroachment that forces them off their land, a U.N. expert has said.

Anti-abortion billboards fuel stigma in Kenya, say women's rights groups

1:13am IST

NAIROBI, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights groups on Wednesday called on Kenyan authorities to remove anti-abortion billboards across the capital saying they were inaccurate and fuelling stigma in the east African nation, where thousands die from backstreet abortions each year.

Multinationals see benefits in Taiwan same-sex marriage

24 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some of the world's largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan - the first Asian nation to do so - would boost the country's economy.

UK to provide all female prisoners with free sanitary products

24 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain said on Wednesday that it will provide free sanitary products to all female and transgender male prisoners to help ensure menstruating detainees are "treated with dignity".

Pull 'inhuman' women monitoring app, runaway Saudi sisters tell tech giants

24 Apr 2019

TBILISI, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two runaway Saudi sisters on Wednesday urged Apple and Google to pull an "inhuman" app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives' travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families.

Fashion giant H&M lists suppliers for all garments to tackle worker abuses

24 Apr 2019

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.

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