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With the clock ticking on net zero by 2050, can the UK move faster on greener homes to spur jobs - and cut emission… https://t.co/9IBB1qa81J
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsBrazil's indigenous seed collectors are earning an income, replanting forest and shoring up food security - and the… https://t.co/mlqjI1cNWQ
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsA viral video of a man being dragged from his home in Cape Town has led to an outcry over lack of affordable housin… https://t.co/fwz2Q3da71The United States saw the widest gap in unemployment rates for African Americans and whites in five years in June https://t.co/cZrfoN9Yi0It was such a pleasure to speak to Diedra, Scott and Suzanne for this film on 50 years of Pride and what it was lik… https://t.co/xIUJflthjS
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation News#Pride has come a long way in 50 years - and these people can tell you about it better than anyone. https://t.co/USpSOtIZhaAn Indonesian government plan to develop a huge farm on Borneo island would likely increase planet-warming carbon e… https://t.co/S60laRyv0OWhat stories do you think are missing from news coverage of systemic racism around the world? We want to hear from… https://t.co/tgzPY9fwiHSome 1,600 climate change lawsuits have now been filed worldwide, including 1,200 in the United States alone https://t.co/x3AD8ckkmB32 UN members now recognise same-sex couples, after Montenegro legalised same-sex civil partnerships https://t.co/XC6saf7HqMAs Seattle police dismantles the city's "autonomous zone", protesters and residents are squaring off over a questio… https://t.co/zPJENwrRYF
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsStatues are coming down. What should stand in their place? https://t.co/r5uXkSexZ3Indonesia's plan to develop a huge farm on #Borneo island would likely increase planet-warming carbon #emissions an… https://t.co/a616I3BAmi
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation News"Convincing parents to send their children to study is challenging, but I give them my example," says Neeraj Murmu… https://t.co/54HnakvJfVWhy are some cities having to return to lockdown during #COVID19? https://t.co/mD6eJ1prcgPowerless in a pandemic: Solar energy is prescribed for off-grid healthcare in the push to fight #COVID19 - and wha… https://t.co/NlUpWONONk
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsA Russian trans woman was fired from her job after coming out, because it was on list of jobs women are barred from… https://t.co/x5BvlQu2w1
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsColombians have taken to social media to demand justice for a 12 year old indigenous girl raped by soldiers. https://t.co/Jzvj1VupSxThis Philadelphia doctor is bringing coronavirus testing to Black communities in the city. https://t.co/UK22IENuUMIn 14 cities, an army of volunteers are gathering data that experts say suggest #airpollution levels may be bouncin… https://t.co/xN50fXUNj1
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsSouth Africa's Makuleke people fought hard to win back their land in #KrugerNationalPark - now COVID-19 pandemic th… https://t.co/yfLr0zhZjl
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsHarry Potter fan sites The @Leaky Cauldron and @MuggleNet have distanced themselves from J. K. Rowling over her bel… https://t.co/bBlks7Uh2x
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsRescued victims of child labour in India rarely receive state compensation, as campaigners warned a government driv… https://t.co/q1RDmLgmwDThe Open Technology Fund had pledged $10 million this year to some of the most important global digital rights effo… https://t.co/nwZL9sZnJa"Everybody seems to think trans people don't think about having a family or the future. I want to show that the LGB… https://t.co/uC7Ia36nTXAbout 3,000 Moroccan women travel to Spain to harvest strawberries in southern Huelva province each year, despite d… https://t.co/31hWV7m7gJWhat stories do you think are missing from news coverage of systemic racism around the world? We want to hear from… https://t.co/Zstzz2GQ0pAs COVID-19 bashes economies and demand for oil plummets, is this a moment to think green - or pump faster? https://t.co/eiLn9VYukGThe technology allows rural solar panel owners to sell excess power to neighbours, improving income and access to c… https://t.co/v181AAwrLRAn initiative to help Thailand battle coronavirus is recycling torn fishing nets into everything from face shields… https://t.co/73ms8fcb1P
7/3
2020
"Domestic violence has gone up a lot because of COVID-19 so more workplaces will have to consider what they're goin… https://t.co/73MMNzwhhXStatues are coming down. What should stand in their place? https://t.co/r5uXkSexZ3"Quite honestly, the wage gap between a top-performing white man and a woman of colour is massive. You have a doubl… https://t.co/0JDea2rXTo"Domestic violence has gone up a lot because of COVID-19 so more workplaces will have to consider what they're goin… https://t.co/oVkXpzNFojWhat should replace the Confederate statues that are coming down? Artists and historians weigh in: @TRF_Storieshttps://t.co/zv69j10ewQ
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsWhen Black people in Philadelphia were struggling to get tested for coronavirus, this doctor brought the testing to… https://t.co/3SDLkZac20"It's really extraordinary, it's a big day for all of us." Montenegro has legalised same-sex partnerships | #LGBT+… https://t.co/aB28A3chiF
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsAs protesters fell monuments honouring slave owners and Confederates, their downfall opens a new debate: who should… https://t.co/So7iAdWPz4The 30% Club wants more women of colour in the boardroom as push grows for racial diversity at all levels of Britis… https://t.co/Ws5o3SeVcnAn initiative to help Thailand battle coronavirus is recycling torn fishing nets into everything from face shields… https://t.co/goxmdh4Hd3Poor communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia have been left homeless and exposed in the midst of the pandemic, s… https://t.co/8lNIuFvT1WAs Seattle police dismantles the city's "autonomous zone", protesters and residents are squaring off over a questio… https://t.co/74t8YFA04bBoohoo has been accused of putting workers in Leicester at risk of coronavirus infection as the city is forced back… https://t.co/LZGRIv4ddh"Domestic violence has gone up a lot because of #COVID19 so more workplaces will have to consider what they're goin… https://t.co/qGC7bgjhSg"The MENA LGBTQI+ community has been reporting thousands of Arabic hate speech posts." Facebook has been urged to… https://t.co/BPnltmn7Az🗣️ This week's Openly Podcast is here! 🗣️ 🌈 The 50th anniversary of the Gay Liberation Front 🏳️‍⚧️ the… https://t.co/2kDxkhxlso
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsDeep fried with tartar sauce or skewered among vegetables in a kebab... Scientists are experimenting with using lo… https://t.co/C4pAuLya2XDozens of indigenous communities have been infected with #coronavirus - the latest disease to threaten their existe… https://t.co/xgELNqPvihProtests and marches for the rights of Black trans people drew thousands to the streets under the banner of "Black… https://t.co/y8bUYtndNrCampaigners say they have received reports of workers being forced to come into factories while sick with #COVID19https://t.co/FM7hzfqUOrThe US government has blocked an $800,000 shipment of hair extensions and accessories from China on suspicions that… https://t.co/Wcu0W4mk6cAbout 3,000 Moroccan women travel to Spain to harvest strawberries in southern Huelva province each year, despite d… https://t.co/GefPV78shMThe 30% Club wants more women of colour in the boardroom as push grows for racial diversity at all levels of Britis… https://t.co/XjMK1PKTk9South Africa's Makuleke people fought hard to win back their land in #KrugerNationalPark - now #COVID19 pandemic th… https://t.co/wrgczCIYMQAs Seattle police dismantles the city's "autonomous zone", protesters and residents are squaring off over a questio… https://t.co/lHgZjZalrQWhat stories do you think are missing from news coverage of systemic racism around the world? We want to hear from… https://t.co/C36nzEw8kCPoor communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia have been left homeless and exposed in the midst of the pandemic, s… https://t.co/qoyX0UY8pB"Now two People of Colour are running the show - we're trailblazing" @CPaech on his appointment as the first gay i… https://t.co/wC4IqJf78A
7/2
2020
Seattle's protest zone has fueled the debate over how to balance the right of peaceful assembly with the protection… https://t.co/md9dXDQt1cAs Seattle police dismantles the city's "autonomous zone", protesters and residents are squaring off over a questio… https://t.co/bXk1eivhZd
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsSouth Africa's Makuleke people fought hard to win back their land in #KrugerNationalPark - now #COVID19 pandemic th… https://t.co/tjTDRzzcf7Companies that produce clean energy are crucial for curbing climate change - but they're not always the "good guys"… https://t.co/uq3eQMmvW2OPINION: "The movement we are seeing in 2020 is a call for transformation and collective liberation – a reckoning n… https://t.co/rQyFyDc3LTCompanies that produce clean energy are crucial for curbing climate change - but they're not always the "good guys"… https://t.co/fqs9a05AIO
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsAn open letter from #LGBT+ groups in the Arab world calls on Facebook to do more in light of intensified online att… https://t.co/xWcLjh8GZKTurkish authorities call for caution against "LGBT propaganda" amid Pride celebrations, drawing criticism from LGBT… https://t.co/dAhxhwePjFPoor communities in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia have been left homeless and exposed in the midst of the pandemic, s… https://t.co/cpM5XUWg37Look for @RnfrstAlliance frog on your coffee, tea or chocolate? The ethical certification scheme plans to help its… https://t.co/sZewhr7b2I🗣️ On this week's Openly Podcast 🗣️ 🌈 We catch up with the Gay Liberation Front to celebrate their 50th anniversar… https://t.co/A3USkdoC4n
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation NewsThe @UN warns that the #coronavirus could wipe out "the modest progress" made on gender equality in the workplace |… https://t.co/zmBux6SCULOPINION: "If we don't pay homage to our history we will never achieve the Gay Liberation Front's dream of 'absolute… https://t.co/RessYStJZMIndonesia's third-largest province, Central Kalimantan, has declared a state of emergency after identifying more th… https://t.co/dzUOrytRqmThe first gay Indigenous Speaker in an Australian parliament said he wanted to see more minorities in politics and… https://t.co/dGo2A5ZfDvUN agency @icao has agreed to change a landmark aviation emissions scheme, in a boost for airlines that said they c… https://t.co/itrNBmTNUFOPINION: "With pregnancy outcomes already far worse for black women, health risks associated with environmental dam… https://t.co/z4oXOV6zn7"Now two People of Colour are running the show - we're trailblazing." @CPaech on his appointment as the first gay… https://t.co/nRxOczm3gh
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation News#Indonesia's third-largest province, Central Kalimantan, has declared a state of emergency after identifying more t… https://t.co/bQ6XBjbjuI
Retweeted by Thomson Reuters Foundation News"People are still getting used to seeing us drive. Sometimes you can see the shock on children’s faces" says Saudi… https://t.co/4VG8ZP8X9DAs Peru begins to ease its strict #coronavirus lockdown, the country's biggest #LGBT+ nightclub opened its doors to… https://t.co/4JyYfpxsKUWhat stories do you think are missing from news coverage of systemic racism around the world? We want to hear from… https://t.co/PSmYPB5ZLoThe DRC must do more to end the use of child soldiers by the military and armed groups, says its human rights minis… https://t.co/uaZymW0FGuBrazil's military delivered protective supplies and medicines by helicopter to isolated Amazon indigenous communit… https://t.co/vxwcB24cUrOPINION: "We need to bridge Africa's data gap to strengthen food, health and economic security, and overcome a pred… https://t.co/495wj0No6yGlobal oil demand and carbon dioxide emissions probably peaked in 2019 as the #COVID19 pandemic will have a lasting… https://t.co/0TwFX1ZogGA Johannesburg ruling bans police from raiding homes without a warrant, after a series of often-violent raids on pr… https://t.co/YgAVt7HskLNew York attorney general announces $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits l #WomensRights https://t.co/BMgGkhWN9YHow much has lifting Saudi's driving ban changed the lives of women? Two years on, we speak to some of the country'… https://t.co/NfoVYBHXX0As Peru begins to ease its strict #coronavirus lockdown, the country's biggest #LGBT+ nightclub opened its doors to… https://t.co/dp1U3jDgzMA former England boxer who was trafficked from Nigeria as a child and forced into domestic servitude has won the ri… https://t.co/7lMOHiacH9Three Saudi women driving instructors reflect on how two years at the wheel has changed their lives and the lives o… https://t.co/UNWGvkPHa4Migrant sex workers are struggling to find new jobs amid the #coronavirus outbreak even as bars reopen l #Economieshttps://t.co/667g0gaQLb"I stayed home for days but then there wasn't much to feed my children and no money to pay rent and bills. So I lef… https://t.co/FuEYwT6YJm
7/1
2020
"I skipped several evening meals to save whatever little food I had for my daughter" More than half of Nepali hous… https://t.co/b1Os3RHhTc"I'd like to become an inspiration for young deaf people to be able to coexist in society" A Thai beauty pageant f… https://t.co/LQteoevr4VThe @UN warns that the coronavirus could wipe out "the modest progress" made on gender equality in the workplace,… https://t.co/Zo38MOptUVOPINION: "With pregnancy outcomes already far worse for black women, health risks associated with environmental dam… https://t.co/xlSQ2NV4BiThe pandemic is forcing a rethink of how we live our lives: from the future of global supply chains to how we work… https://t.co/LVcUhsRSaNOPINION: "We must stop treating girls and women like commodities, and give them the same rights and opportunities a… https://t.co/iRIVtKMBrbThree Saudi women driving instructors reflect on how two years at the wheel has changed their lives and the lives o… https://t.co/JXRbD91qfKThe #coronavirus pandemic has forced California officials to rethink how they train for and fight #wildfires to avo… https://t.co/8Fk21liAOL
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