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Sonia Elks

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  • PoliticusUSA
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Recent articles by Sonia:

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

Hundreds of children uncovered in UK crackdown on drug gangs

Thousands of children in Britain, some as young as 12, are thought to be used by so-called → Read More

UK appoints first international human rights ambassador

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain appointed its first international ambassador for human rights on Monday to support its work in the United Nations and promote its campaigns around the world. → Read More

#youknowme – women mobilize against U.S. abortion crackdown

Celebrities revealed their abortion stories and ordinary Americans stood up to be counted as a backlash against tough new U.S. abortion laws gathered pace on Thursday and a social media campaign went viral. → Read More

Migrant fishing workers in Ireland to get protections against slavery

Fishermen whose employment permits were previously tied to a single ship will now have the right to switch to another vessel without losing their right to work → Read More

Africa: Solar Power 'Cow' Helps Children Swap Farming for Classes

Children from poor families in sub-Saharan Africa have been able to swap cleaning up cowpats for lessons thanks to a solar power project that rewards parents for sending them to school. → Read More

Africa: Climate Crisis Hitting Bottom 50pct Hardest, Say London Protesters

The poorest 50 percent of the global population are being hit hardest by climate change - but have done the least to cause it, the leaders of a protest that has paralysed parts of London said on Wednesday. → Read More

US trans troops return to 'dark days' under new policy, say LGBT+ groups

The U.S. military is returning to the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policies, said troops and LGBT+ groups, as new rules that will ban most openly transgender people from serving came into effect on Friday. The rules will have an impact on the mental health of trans troops, said Jillian → Read More

Africa: Nasa Turns Its Focus to Earth With Aid Partnership

NASA is using its satellites to solve humanitarian challenges in some of the most fragile places on earth under a landmark partnership with aid agency Mercy Corps. → Read More

Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery

LONDON, March 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fashion data organisation aims to crack down on slavery and worker abuse by mapping every clothing and footwear factory in the world, with a free, open-source tool launched on Thursday. The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) seeks to untangle often opaque supply chains by identifying every factory by name and address, increasing transparency for workers… → Read More

Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery

The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) seeks to untangle often opaque supply chains by identifying every factory by name and address, increasing transparency for workers and businesses → Read More

NASA cancels first all-women spacewalk due to lack of small spacesuits

LONDON, March 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - What should have been a giant leap for womankind has turned into a stumble on the path to equality after U.S. space agency NASA canceled the first all-female spacewalk due to a lack of a spacesuit in the right size. → Read More

Bosses who abuse workers are escaping prosecution, says UK labour watchdog

In the 20 years since a legal minimum wage was introduced, just 14 prosecutions had been brought → Read More