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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we look back on a year of extraordinary growth and impact; we announce the winner of the Trust Women Photo Award and unveil the latest agenda for Trust Women 2015. Plus, learn more about an exciting new global programme to train over 500 journalists, government and NGO leaders on climate change and sustainable development issues.

This newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest news, events, and developments from our key programmes: free legal assistance, media development and training, coverage of the world’s under-reported stories, and Trust Women

A year of impact

2014 was a great year for the Thomson Reuters Foundation: TrustLaw more than doubled the number of pro bono connections made in 2013; our journalists continued to cover the world’s under-reported stories, reaching up to one billion readers a day; our Media Development programme trained 1,000 journalists in countries as diverse as Mauritania, Kazakhstan, Fiji and Bolivia; and Trust Women delivered yet more tangible action to empower women and fight slavery. Take a look at what we achieved last year and see what’s coming up next. 

Save the date for Trust Women 2015

The Trust Women Conference will be held 17-18 November 2015 at the Landmark Hotel in London. We expect 600 delegates from around the world to join us for inspiration, networking and concrete action. Have a look at the latest agenda, and buy your ticket now to save 20%. This offer is only available for a limited time, so book today.

Foundation launches new innovative training programme in 33 countries

Ahead of two landmark United Nations Summits taking place later this year, we’ve teamed up with the United Nations Foundation to train over 500 journalists, government and NGO leaders to better understand the complex issues surrounding the next set of UN global development goals. Read more about our new global partnership and get in touch if you're just starting to cover this beat. 

Indian photojournalist Prabir Talukdar wins 2015 Trust Women Photo Award

Congratulations to Prabir Talukdar, winner of the 2015 Trust Women Photo Award, a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Microsoft. Prabir’s work was selected from nearly 500 submissions received from 90 countries as diverse as Egypt, Kenya, Spain, and Brazil. Check out his portfolio and read our exclusive Q&A with the winner.  

News with a hard-hitting impact

Our stories have massive international exposure, reaching up to one billion people a day through the Reuters distribution network. What we write can prompt action. In March, we reported on an innovative programme in Kenya that encourages young boys to stand up against violence towards women. After our story ran, the programme's Executive Director was contacted by several donor agencies that had seen our coverage and wanted to provide additional funding worth over USD $3 million. Have a look at other stories that led to real impact.

Apply for our social enterprise and impact investing training in NYC

Calling all New York lawyers! Don’t miss our accredited legal training course on social innovation, May 18-19. Join us and take part in lectures, panels, and interactive workshops facilitated by academics, lawyers, social investors and social entrepreneurs. Space is strictly limited. Learn more and secure your spot at trustlawtraining.trust.org.

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