The Thomson Reuters Foundation has just launched a completely re-designed website that provides better and faster access to its award-winning services: free legal assistance, journalism training, and in-depth coverage of the world’s under-reported stories.
The revamped Trust.org brings together the Foundation’s extensive range of news and service which includes:
Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists covered the world’s most pressing humanitarian emergencies as well as crises that no longer make headlines in the mainstream media but are equally devastating for those affected. But rather than just highlighting problems, the team reported about solutions from the frontlines of disasters, climate change, the struggle for women’s rights and efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty.
Stella has reported for more than 20 years on international economics, finance and monetary policy for Reuters from Chicago, Washington, New York, Frankfurt and London before joining the Foundation in July. She is based in Washington, D.C. (more…)
The Charity Awards is the highest profile event in the charity calendar in the United Kingdom. Each of the 10 winning charities were judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated outstanding best practice from which other organisations can learn. TrustLaw Connect received the prize in the “Advice, support and advocacy category”.
This is recognition of what TrustLaw has achieved in such a short time as the program is still in its infancy and will soon celebrate it’s second anniversary.’This Award is a tribute to the outstanding work that our law firms and in-house legal teams carry out pro bono throughout the world and to our inspirational NGOs and social enterprises’ said Monique Villa, Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO in her acceptance speech.
TrustLaw has built a network of over 760 members which grows by the day –including 230 legal teams- and has facilitated over 380 connections between those legal teams and NGOs and social entrepreneurs. The TrustLaw team has carried out major research programs that have significant impact across different fields: microfinance in Europe, sexual violence in Haiti, corruption and transparency around the world, social sector reform, innovation in social investing and many more.
This follows a number of awards in 2012 for the Foundation. Read more here.
TrustLaw, part of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, took a poll of experts to rank the world’s major economies in terms of how good they are for women. Click here or on the above image to view the full package.
You should also check out last year’s special report on the most dangerous countries for women.
In 2011 our Thomson Reuters Foundation hosted a first-of-its-kind forum of Haitian government officials, police, lawyers, prosecutors, doctors and women’s groups in Port-au-Prince. The goal was to find practical ways to ensure better protection, care and justice for Haitian women and girls. The aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 saw a dramatic increase in sexual violence.
TrustLaw, our service for free legal assistance for NGOs and social entrepreneurs, organized research in six countries on how the law tackles rape. The project was lead by Morrison and Foerster working together with DLA Piper, Latham & Watkins and Reed Smith.
Last month we distributed the report to a large number of leaders and law makers in Haiti including then Haiti Prime Minister, Garry Conille, who replied with a letter of thanks for the help of the Foundation in combating violence against women. He said:
“I was very pleased to receive the research report including pertinent recommendations on the application of laws protecting women in Haiti. I take this opportunity to remind you of the great interest of the Haitian government in working tirelessly in the field of prevention, punishment and eradication of violence towards women.”
The report forms part of Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Haiti in Focus program, bringing together free legal, humanitarian and media programs to provide support for Haiti’s recovery.
Read the report - Achieving Justice for Victims of Rape and Advancing Women’s Rights: A Comparative Study of Legal Reform.