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What's On at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we release the shortlist of our Stop Slavery Award; the Trust Conference announces a Kung Fu nun on the Breaking Taboos panel; our team attends the U.N. General Assembly in New York; we celebrate 20 years of real news about real people; and our Rising Heat feature explores whether we can cool the risks of an invisible disaster.

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 news, and Trust Conference.

Announced: 2017 Stop Slavery Award Shortlist

We announced the 15 companies shortlisted for the 2017 Stop Slavery Award, an initiative created with artist Anish Kapoor to recognise companies setting the gold standard in fighting forced in their supply chains. The candidates, which include top global brands, have been assessed as leading the fight against modern-day slavery through increased transparency and responsible business practices. For the full list of nominees, click here. Winners will be announced at the Trust Conference on November 15, 2017.

Meet Jigme Wangchuk Lhamo, a Kung Fu Nun

Jigme Wangchuk Lhamo, a Kung Fu nun and “hero of the Himalayas” who is teaching martial arts to Indian women in the face of increased cases of rape and molestation, will be joining our panel on Breaking Taboos at the upcoming Trust Conference. Check out the full speaker list here, and don’t miss your chance to register online. You can email to secure your ticket.

Foundation at UN General Assembly Week

Our executive team visited the 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly in mid-September, where human trafficking and slavery were the focus of several high profile meetings. Leading the week with the announcement of the 2017 Stop Slavery Awards shortlist, CEO Monique Villa was present at a plenary event, “Why Slavery”, that heard Yazidi slavery survivor Shireen Ibrahim tell her harrowing story and highlight the plight of Yazidi women who are still in the hands of Daesh. You can read Monique’s remarks on the events here.

20 Years of Telling the Stories Others Don’t

Our editorial desk celebrated its 20th anniversary this month. Now recognised as one of the world’s leading sources of humanitarian news, the team’s award-winning coverage has had significant impact on the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, ending corporate ties to human trafficking and spurring legislative change on women’s and LGBT rights. Read about the Foundation’s achievements from Editor-in-Chief Belinda Goldsmith here, and take a moment to watch this short promo about our work.

Special Report: Rising Heat

How do low-cost methods help the world’s poorest cope with blazing temperatures? Can countries deploy modern technology to boost rainfall, or turn to grazing goats to halt wildfires? Explore Rising Heat, our news team’s latest multimedia feature on how humanity is boldly attempting to cool the risks of an invisible disaster.

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