In 2011, Thomson Reuters Foundation correspondent Nita Bhalla went to Mannar in northern Sri Lanka and met a group of women who had taken on the unusual and rather frightening job of removing landmines. Three years later, she returned, with a camera, to document the work of these women, who are survivors of an almost three-decade-long war.
It is estimated that over one million landmines were laid in the Indian Ocean island’s north and east during the conflict which pitted separatist Tamil Tiger fighters against government forces. When the war ended in May 2009, around 2,000 square km of land was contaminated with landmines and unexploded ordnance. Now only 80 square km is left – making it one of the big post-war successes of Sri Lanka.
While most of the de-mining is done by the army, aid groups such as the Mines Advisory Group hire women, as well as men to the job, after providing training and competitive payments for their work. They attend a camp for three weeks learning about the types of explosives and landmines they are likely to encounter, plus skills and techniques to search and mark landmines.
Dan Solak, Global Head of Elektron Feeds, talks about the upcoming innovation in market data technology event in London on 21st October. Dan discusses why the theme of the event is so important today, what Thomson Reuters is looking to do to help customers and innovate, and why you should attend the event. Dan will be speaking at the event, and part of a panel that includes Piers Linney (co-CEO Outsourcery and Dragon’s Den investor), Peter Sharp (Global Head of Market Data Operations, Credit Suisse) and moderated by Paul Rowady (Principal and Director of Data and Analytics Research, TABB Group).
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“I don’t want to go to space. I just want to find my daughter.” Ten years ago Steven came to Britain seeking asylum. He was refused and told to return to his country. But he can’t because that country doesn’t recognise him. With no nationality, he has no rights to the basics most people take for granted such as healthcare, education and employment. He cannot travel, open a bank account, get a driving licence or even get married.
There are an estimated 10 million stateless people like Steven in the world. Read more in our Foundation’s spotlight on the world’s most invisible people.
In this video, Paul Rowady of TABB Group talks about the new whitepaper “Innovations in Market Data Technology”, covering who should read the whitepaper and why, as well as giving a high level overview of key themes and topics that are covered in the paper. These topics will be discussed at our event in London on October 21st.
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