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What's On at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we release our annual perception poll on the world’s best and worst megacities for women; our COO Antonio is recognised as an LGBT+ leader in the prestigious global FT Index; we reveal the finalists of the 2017 Food Sustainability Media Award; and Trust Conference announces new speakers and a special event on the evening of November 15th.

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.

Poll: Most Dangerous Megacities for Women

Which of the world's largest cities are the best for women, and which are the worst? For our annual poll, we asked 380 experts from 19 countries questions ranging from whether women felt they were at risk of sexual violence, harassment and harmful cultural practices to whether they had access to healthcare, finance and education. London topped the list, while Cairo came last. The poll debuted to widespread coverage, and sparked global debate. 

COO Named LGBT+ Leader in FT OUTstanding Ranking

Our COO Antonio Zappulla was recognised last week as a leading executive in a global ranking of LGBT+ role models. Antonio came fourth in the annual Top 20 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Public Sector/Third Sector Executives List, compiled by LGBT+ professional membership organisation OUTstanding and presented by the Financial Times for his efforts to drive diversity and inclusion at Thomson Reuters, and beyond. Read our press release here.

Chief Americas Correspondent Honoured by Newswomen’s Club of NY

Our Chief Americas Correspondent Ellen Wulfhorst has won the 2017 Front Page Award for Beat Reporting in the Wires Category from the Newswomen's Club of New York. The award recognises her reporting of climate change in Southern Louisiana, where thousands of acres are being lost every year to rising sea levels, subsiding land and coastal erosion. Her award will be presented at a gala on November 9th in New York City. Read her coverage here.

Special Performance at Trust Conference

We will be hosting a performance at Trust Conference of ‘Looking for Mummy: Nazanin’s Story’ a play about our colleague Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who is detained in Iran. This free event on November 15th is from 8pm - 9pm and is open to the public. Register hereOur Trust Conference speakers now include Naandi Foundation CEO Manoj Kumar, whose welfare programmes feed more than one million children a day, and Dr Iman Bibars, a pioneer of women-led and gender-focused development in the Middle East. Register online or email 

Special Report: When Women Rule

Fewer than one in five government ministers in the world is female. Why are there so few women in politics? Our feature follows six female leaders who are bringing women’s issues to the centre of male-dominated circles of power. From Jordanian MP Wafa Bani Mustafa’s fight for increased female quotas in parliament, to the efforts of Kyrgyzstan's youngest female MP to put domestic violence, child marriage and bride kidnappings on the legislative agenda, read the feature to discover how they are breaking the mould.

Food Sustainability Media Award: Finalists Announced

We reveal the finalists chosen from nearly 500 submissions to our 2017 Food Sustainability Media Award in partnership with the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition. The award recognises outstanding coverage of issues relating to food security, sustainability, agriculture and nutrition. View the finalists’ submissions, and vote for the Best of the Web here. Voting closes on 30th November and the winners announced on 4th December.

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