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World Press Freedom Day: How the Thomson Reuters Foundation supports independent media and journalists

Today marks World Press Freedom Day. It comes at a time when press freedom has been declining around the world for over a decade, with COVID-19 further being exploited as a pretext to stifle critical reporting and with the safety of journalists worsening year after year. In this piece, the Foundation highlights its ongoing efforts to support media freedom and independent journalism around the world.

3 May 2022

International Women’s Day: 8 ways the Thomson Reuters Foundation supports women and girls around the world

Today the world pauses to celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to society, but, with stark concern that gender inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic, it is also a rallying point for the unprecedented global movement advocating for women’s rights and opportunities to be equal to those of men. Gaining or losing ground at this critical juncture, where calls are being made for a Global Reset, is expected to define the global gender order for generations to come, with irrevocable effects on humanity, society and the planet.

8 March 2022

International Women’s Day: 8 ways the Thomson Reuters Foundation supports women and girls around the world

Today the world pauses to celebrate women’s achievements and contributions to society, but, with stark concern that gender inequalities have been exacerbated by the pandemic, it is also a rallying point for the unprecedented global movement advocating for women’s rights and opportunities to be equal to those of men. Gaining or losing ground at this critical juncture, where calls are being made for a Global Reset, is expected to define the global gender order for generations to come, with irrevocable effects on humanity, society and the planet.

8 March 2022

Online communications training in ‘Breaking Down Barriers to Health Services in Africa’ held for civil society organisations (Part 2)

The Thomson Reuters Foundation – in partnership with The Global Fund – held an online communications training for civil society organisations implementing Global Fund grants in Africa. The programme focused on improving advocacy and storytelling skills, with the aim of empowering participants to communicate effectively on human-rights related barriers to accessing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services - particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 August 2021

Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Global Fund team up to deliver ‘Breaking Down Barriers to Health Services in Africa’ training for journalists (Part 1)

The Thomson Reuters Foundation – in partnership with The Global Fund – held a six-week online training for a select group of journalists in Africa. The course focused on building expertise in reporting on human-rights related barriers to HIV, tuberculosis and malaria services in Africa in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 August 2021

Thomson Reuters Foundation convenes leading companies to tackle the threat to human rights in global supply chains during the COVID-19 crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the global economy, workers within supply chains are being adversely impacted. In response to these urgent challenges, in April 2020 the Thomson Reuters Foundation formed a community of leading companies to share best practice on ways to uphold the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

18 January 2021

Working Group assembles to bust myths surrounding ‘Social’ dimension of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment criteria

The Thomson Reuters Foundation, Refinitiv, International Sustainable Finance Centre (ISFC), Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, White & Case, Eco-Age and The Mekong Club have partnered to emphasise the importance of the ‘social’ dimension of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment criteria for investors and advance the dialogue toward practical, relevant and comparable ESG ratings.

21 October 2020
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