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Past articles by Sonia:

As climate anxiety rises, chat groups tackle isolation, taboos

Climate change is spurring rising distress and mental health issues among generations young and old - a growing network of support groups aim to tackle the issue → Read More

Africa: Do Covid-19 Booster Shots in Wealthy Countries Put the World At Risk?

Plans to offer booster shots in richer nations are diverting supplies from unvaccinated, high-risk people in poorer countries, critics say → Read More

Can we tell if extreme weather is linked to climate change?

Scientists say global warming made recent extreme rainfall in Europe more likely and intense - how much do we know about climate change's role in extreme weather? → Read More

Digital divide: How to unmute climate voices in poorer nations

Some officials and activists in poorer parts of the Global South face technology barriers as climate events move online - so how can organisers ensure they are included? → Read More

Congo-Kinshasa: Rocked By New Sex Claims, World Health Organization Appeals for Information

Investigations by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The New Humanitarian found many Congolese women who said they were coerced into sex by men who said they worked for aid groups → Read More

Women vow to defy ban on vigils for Sarah Everard in UK murder case

Women in Britain vowed to push ahead with vigils on Saturday to remember murder victim Sarah Everard and protest about violence against women, despite organisers calling off events after police said these would breach COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

Africa: Billionaires Thriving As Poor Suffer in Widening Covid-19 Divide

The 10 richest men, including Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Tesla founder Elon Musk, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saw their net worth increase by $540 billion → Read More

Africa: Satellite Alerts Seen Helping Fight Deforestation in Africa

Near real-time data pinpointing tree losses is helping African countries tackle deforestation, finds study → Read More

Togo: Charity Uses Mobile Phone Data to Identify Aid Recipients in Togo

Pioneering project uses mobile phone metadata to find those living in extreme poverty and offer them direct cash support → Read More

Africa: Ensuring Global Covid-19 Vaccine Access Seen Worth Billions to Rich Nations

Ten wealthy countries would see economic gains of up to $466 billion by 2025 if poorer nations get access to coronavirus jabs, analysis shows → Read More

Africa: Covid, Climate and Conflict Conspire to Push Up Poverty

A triple threat of coronavirus, climate change and conflict means an ambitious goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 looks increasingly unlikely, the World Bank says → Read More

Africa: Aid Groups Should Face Tougher Action Over Sex Abuse By Staff

Failure to tackle sexual abuse by aid staff should result in tougher action including funding cuts, aid experts told UK parliament → Read More

Africa: Slavery Not a Crime for Almost Half the Countries in the World

Although laws allowing slavery have been scrapped worldwide, many of the 193 U.N. member states have not gone on to explicitly criminalise slavery → Read More

Slavery not a crime for almost half the countries in the world

Although laws allowing slavery have been scrapped worldwide, many of the 193 U.N. member states have not gone on to explicitly criminalise slavery → Read More

Africa: Netflix-Inspired Tools Can Reap Rewards for Farmers, Says Nobel Winner

A rush of innovation aimed at helping the smallholder farmers has seen the development of phone-based agricultural advice tools. → Read More

Africa: Factbox-Ten Ways to Have a Greener Christmas Celebration

Christmas is a time of plenty - and the season of abundant food, gifts and merriment creates a hefty climate impact and millions of tons of waste each year. → Read More

Hillary Clinton says abuse of female politicians on social media is 'viral'

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Female politicians are facing a backlash over women's rights which has been fueled by social media that rewards abusive posts and conspiracy theories, former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday. → Read More

Africa: JK Rowling Urges Young Travellers

Well-meaning Western students who volunteer at orphanages are fuelling the abuse and trafficking of children, British author J.K. Rowling said on Thursday, as she launched a campaign against so-called 'voluntourism'. → Read More

Just five major companies offer a year's paid, equal parental leave

Just five major companies allow all mothers and fathers to share a full year of paid parental leave, a workplace equality organisation said on Monday, as rights groups said closing the gap would combat discrimination towards women. Aviva, British Land, Diageo, Hewlett Packard and Spotify were hailed → Read More

Cameroon Tops List of World's Most Neglected Displacement Crises

A conflict that has forced half a million people from their homes in Cameroon was on Wednesday named the world's most neglected displacement crisis by aid workers who said the country was edging towards full-blown war. → Read More