Emma Batha is a journalist specialising in humanitarian crises and women’s rights. She joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation from the Reuters international editing desk in London. She has also worked for BBC News Online and the South China Morning Post....
Britons sign pro-FGM petition in TV stuntBy Emma Batha
An anti-FGM campaigner in the UK who was cut herself as a child drew up a fake petition to “save female circumcision” as a cultural right - and almost everyone she solicited signed on in support
Mentally ill tied to trees and left to die in SomaliaBy Emma Batha
Somalia has one of the world’s highest rates of mental illness with one in three people affected, WHO says
Why we must end the plight of 12 million “nowhere people”By Emma Batha
Nischal has never had a country to call home. He is stateless and has spent most of his life in a legal limbo.
UK's new FGM hotline refers 34 cases to policeBy Emma Batha
The recent launch of an FGM hotline has given British prosecutors hope that they may before long bring the first prosecution in a case of female genital mutilation - illegal in the UK for nearly 30 years but practised in secrecy
Asylum system humiliates gay refugeesBy Emma Batha
"Have you read Oscar Wilde?" is just one of the inappropriate questions LGBTi asylum seekers are asked by immigration officials
New laws and ancient beliefs: How do we wipe out FGM?By emma-batha
A round-up of news and highlights from this month's international conference on FGM
Bill Gates, polio vaccines and sterilisation myths ? why do ...By emma-batha
Global campaigners link vaccinations to reducing population growth but are their words being misinterpreted?
Tea drinkers urged to press for Sri Lankan pickers' rightsBy emma-batha
Enjoying a cup of Ceylon tea? You probably paid more for it than Sri Lanka's tea pickers earn in a day.
End of war doesnt spell peace for women in West AfricaBy Emma Batha
Fighters may have put down their arms in Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but the end of war has not brought an end to violence for women
Why safe drinking water is not always so safeBy Emma Batha
Experts differ over how many people have access to 'safe' drinking water
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