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What’s on at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

This month at the Thomson Reuters Foundation: we recognize two global corporations for their efforts to eradicate forced labour from their supply chains; TrustLaw launches its Fellows Programme; and we join global leaders and Nobel Laureates in Delhi to galvanize efforts to ending child slavery.

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

Nobel Laureates and Global Leaders Meet in Delhi to End Child Slavery

An event in Delhi that brought together 200 global leaders who pledged to use their voices to protect millions of exploited children across the world, organised by Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, was described as 'historic' by Monique Villa, who attended. The Laureates and Leaders for Children Summit encouraged youths to speak up for their less-advantaged peers. Find out more here.

Trust Women Attracts Record Number of Delegates

Some 700 delegates descended on London for the fifth Trust Women conference, engaging in two powerful days focused on taking action to fight slavery and advance women’s rights. Participants pledged support to seven powerful new actions and were joined by international YouTube vloggers who took part in the #IChooseToSee social media campaign which reached more than 44 million people.

Global Corporations Win Stop Slavery Awards

HPE and NXP Semiconductors are the first recipients of our Stop Slavery Award. The initiative honours companies that are taking concrete steps to keep forced labour out of their supply chains. The Award, an artwork by Anish Kapoor, was presented to the two companies by Anish Kapoor himself, Monique Villa and Longdy Chhap, a human trafficking survivor. Watch the Award ceremony here.

TrustLaw Launches Fellowship Programme

This month, we launched the TrustLaw Fellows programme, a unique opportunity for lawyers to work on key development issues such as human trafficking, refugee rights and a wide range of current human rights issues. Fellows will be seconded to TrustLaw by their law firms and work out of Thomson Reuters Foundation offices in either London, New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires or Nairobi. They will help run our global pro bono service and advise on in-house legal issues. Interested? Find out more here.

‘No Country for Young Men’ Takes Home ILO Prize

Our groundbreaking multi-media report exploring the impact of migration on the social and economic fabric of Senegal took home the “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration Award”, a prize launched by the International Labour Organization for exemplary media coverage. Our story examines why Senegalese men are among the most frequent migrants to Europe, even though the West African country is not beset by war like some of its regional neighbors.   

Films With Impact

Have you already explored our brand new video page? It features the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s award-winning original films such as Hidden Connections, which explores the links between child marriage and climate change and Slumscapes, a look at how residents in the world’s biggest informal settlements are shaping their futures.

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