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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we embark on a new venture to shed light on human trafficking and slavery through journalism; our CEO, Monique Villa travels to Iraq to meet the Yazidi women who escaped slavery at the hands of ISIS; and Nobel Peace winner Muhammad Yunus is the latest addition to the 2016 Trust Women line-up.

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

Fighting forced labour with journalism

In an era of mass movement of people across the globe, the opportunities for human traffickers have never been greater. In an effort to combat this, we teamed up with C&A Foundation to set up the first editorial desk entirely dedicated to coverage of trafficking and forced labour. Check out our coverage, and stay up-to-date with the week’s top anti-trafficking stories.

Escaping ISIS slavery

More than 3,400 Yazidi women and girls are under Islamic State captivity, turned into sex slaves. This is the single largest instance of sexual enslavement and trafficking in recent memory. We helped Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi girl who managed to escape the brutality of ISIS, to have her voice heard at the UN Security Council. She told us her story in an interview.

Speaking up for the Yazidis

Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa travelled to Sulaimani, Iraq, to meet Yazidi refugees who escaped the atrocities of the Islamic State - including women once enslaved by the militants and now undergoing rehabilitation. Listen to Monique’s keynote speech at the American University of Iraq, and watch the conference highlights.

Muhammad Yunus at Trust Women

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus will be presenting his latest ideas around women and entrepreneurship at the forthcoming Trust Women Conference taking place November 30-December 1, 2016, in London. Hear directly from the father of microcredit on how women entrepreneurs are key to accelerate global economic growth. Get your ticket today and save 20%.

Fostering journalism excellence

Our media development team continues to train journalists around the world. We are now accepting applications for Reporting Women in the Middle East and North Africa (Amman, June/July 2016); Reporting Taboos (London, 11-15 July 2016); Following the Aid Money (Nairobi, 20-24 June 2016), and Tomorrow’s News (different locations, June/July 2016). Applications for these and information about all our development and editorial courses can be found here.

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