Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Fdn

Nita Bhalla

Thomson Reuters Fdn


Contact Nita

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Thomson Reuters Fdn
  • Reuters Top News
  • HuffPost
  • Daily Mail Online
  • The Peninsula
  • YubaNet
  • Women in the World
  • TheNewsMinute
  • Humanosphere
  • TakePart

Recent articles by Nita:

From Asia to Africa: Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars

Available data suggests scores of women and underage girls are victims of organised human trafficking from South Asia to Kenya → Read More

East Africa: Act Now to Avert Disaster in Drought-Hit East Africa, Aid Agencies Say

East Africa could suffer a repeat of a 2011 famine that killed hundreds of thousands of people unless foreign donors stump up funds to help drought-hit communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia now, aid agencies warned on Thursday. → Read More

Sudan Urged to Ensure Justice for Raped Women Protesters

Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women's rights activists said on Thursday. → Read More

Congo-Kinshasa: Schoolgirls Used As Human Shields in Congo Due to 'Magical Powers'

Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had "magical powers" during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday. → Read More

Kenya: UN Urges Calm After Protests By LGBT+ Refugees in Kenya Turn Violent

The United Nations has urged LGBT+ refugees in Kenya to show "calm and restraint" after protests demanding better treatment turned violent, with police firing tear gas and arresting more than 20 demonstrators. → Read More

Kenya Orders Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp This Year, According to Leaked UN Document

Located in eastern Kenya, Dadaab was established almost 30 years ago and was once the world's largest refugee camp → Read More

Mozambique: First Cyclone, Then Slavery

Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath - being sold into slavery by human traffickers or forced into early marriage by families struggling to survive, aid workers say. → Read More

Southern Africa: African Cyclone Survivors Risk 'Second Wave' of Loss With Disease Threat

At least half a million survivors of a powerful cyclone in southeast Africa are at risk of fatal diseases, from cholera and dysentery to malaria, aid workers warned on Thursday, as rescue teams struggled to reach flood-hit communities. → Read More

African cyclone survivors risk 'second wave' of loss with disease threat

At least half a million people are at risk of disease as clean water runs short in the disaster zone → Read More

Africa: UN Warns of Millions of Premature Deaths By 2050 Due to Environmental Damage

Environmental damage caused by man-made activities is having a devastating toll on human health, the United Nations said on Wednesday, warning of millions of premature deaths due to air and water pollution by 2050 if action was not taken. → Read More

Africa: 'No Tomorrow' for Many Unless Consumption Falls

Global exploitation of natural resources - from water, sand and timber to oil, coal and gemstones - has more than tripled in 50 years, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of devastating environmental impacts unless demand is reduced. → Read More

Somalia: Gang Rape and Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage in Somalia

Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country's first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences → Read More

Somalia: Surge in Somalis Fleeing Violence May Lead to 'Catastrophe', Warns Aid Agency

Conflict and insecurity forced 320,000 people in Somalia to flee their homes last year - a surge of almost 60 percent on the previous year, a leading aid agency said on Thursday, warning of a humanitarian catastrophe if the trend continued. → Read More

Kenya Losing $1.3 Bln a Year to LGBT+ Discrimination, Firms Say

Discrimination against sexual minorities in Kenya is costing the country up to $1.3 billion annually, a report by a coalition of global businesses said, attributing the losses to missed tourism earnings, poor health and less employment of LGBT+ people. → Read More

Africa: Don't Overlook Africa's 'Fragile' States for Social Businesses, Urge Industry Experts

African nations such as Somalia may be perceived as conflict-ridden and risky for business but "fragile states" can be an untapped opportunity for social enterprises that are flexible and think out-of-the-box, said industry experts. → Read More

Ethiopia's Reforms Spark Ray of Hope for Struggling Businesses Doing Good

A wave of economic reforms in Ethiopia since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came to office nearly a year ago has sparked hope among social businesses struggling to grow under the east African nation's heavily regulated economy, industry experts said. → Read More

Kenya: LGBT+ Africans Optimistic As Kenya Set to Rule On Decriminalising Gay Sex

Nairobi - There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws closer to Friday when a much-awaited ruling by Kenya's High Court could make history. → Read More

Kenya: Activist's Death in Botched Abortion Spotlights 'Killer' Backstreet Clinics

The death of a Kenyan activist due a botched abortion spotlights how thousands of pregnant women and girls are being driven by social stigma and restrictive policies to lose their lives in backstreet clinics, human rights campaigners said on Friday. → Read More

Sudanese Refugee Detained On Manus Island Wins Prestigious Human Rights Prize

The United Nations and human rights groups have criticised Australia's offshore detention centre policy, citing human rights abuses → Read More

Africa Welcomes Refugees but Freedom, Jobs Needed

African nations, which host more than 20 million people forced to flee their homes, must enforce international agreements to better protect and provide opportunities for those escaping conflict and disaster, aid groups said on Tuesday. → Read More