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What's on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: our global poll reveals the top issues faced by women in the workplace, the Foundation’s editorial team wins the Asian Environmental Journalism Award, and we raise the curtain on next month’s Trust Women Conference.

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

The top 5 issues for women at work

Earlier this month, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, we released the findings of a global poll assessing the main concerns faced by women in the workplace. The survey of more than 9,500 women revealed that work-life balance and equal pay are the most critical issues, followed by harassment, equal opportunities and the impact of family life on career prospects. Read the poll findings and watch the video highlights of the global media coverage.

Awarded for shedding light on climate change

The Thomson Reuters Foundation editorial team has won the Asian Environmental Journalism Award. In particular, the climate team has received the SEC-Lee Foundation Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting for “consistently high performance in covering environmental issues in Asia”. We submitted 10 stories, ranging from floating schools in Bangladesh, to the hidden connection between climate change and sex trafficking. 

The one conference to attend this year

Passionate about women’s rights? Want to contribute to the fight against slavery? With only four weeks left to the Trust Women conference, don’t miss your chance to join Cherie Blair, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; Cathy Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and hundreds of other women and men dedicated to advancing human rights. A limited number of tickets is still available. Secure yours today.

14th Kurt Schork Memorial Awards on October 29

Join us on October 29 at the annual Kurt Schork Memorial Awards to recognize the work of brave journalists reporting from dangerous places. The Awards are named in honour of American freelance journalist Kurt Schork who was killed in Sierra Leone while on assignment for Reuters in 2000. CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour will be discussing freedom of speech at a panel moderated by Al Jazeera’s East Africa Correspondent and former colleague of Schork, Peter Greste. To attend email

Understanding social innovation

Social entrepreneurship is undergoing strong growth, opening up fresh opportunities and presenting new legal challenges along the way. The Foundation’s TrustLaw programme has designed a training course to provide lawyers with insights into the key issues to consider when advising social entrepreneurs. The two-day accredited course will be held in London on 27-28 October. Register here.

Become a better communicator in one day

Do you want to improve your communications skills? The Thomson Reuters Foundation is hosting a series of intensive one-day workshops designed to provide participants with the tools and skills needed to write and present with clarity, impact and simplicity. Delivered by highly skilled experts, our Corporate Communications training course has been already hosted in New York, Dubai, Paris, Bangalore, Sydney and many other cities around the world. Find out here when the course will be available in your city.

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