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India

Anuradha Nagaraj

India's human traffickers escaping punishment as data shows few convictions

03 Sep 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people.

New hope for child rights after India gets tough on traffickers

29 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaigners hailed new hope for child rights on Thursday after a trafficker who tricked five Indian boys into menial work with the promise of better schooling was awarded a rare life sentence.

Indian state expands work scheme to tackle exploitation

28 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian state with some of the country's highest levels of migration driven by poverty is doubling the amount of paid work it gives some of its poorest citizens, in a bid to curb debt bondage, a common form of slavery.

South India's kolam art helps women map business opportunities

15 Aug 2019

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside her house in south India, Maria Victor embarks on a decades-old morning ritual that has turned into a key planning tool for impoverished women running small enterprises.

Indian state to map cotton supply chain to stamp out child labour

05 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top cotton producing state in India is to start mapping its entire supply chain as part of a unique collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to weed out child labour and slavery from its fields and factories.

Freedom, money, babies: Indian women rescued from slavery count their losses

30 Jul 2019

CHENNAI/MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five months into her pregnancy, Soniya was still carrying heavy sacks up steps at the rice mill in south India where she was forced to work to pay off a family debt. By the time she was rescued, her baby had died.

India ruling could allow millions of home workers to access benefits

27 Jul 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A ruling by India's top court that a garment firm must pay pensions to women who worked from home in the 1990s could help millions of "invisible" workers access staff benefits, labour rights activists said on Friday.

Bullied by peers, India's LGBT+ children drop out of schools

18 Jul 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The school bullies started by teasing six-year-old Shemba for walking in a feminine way, and graduated to stone-throwing when the transgender girl - initially raised as a boy - started wearing girls' uniform, aged 10.

Indian state sets aside college places for slavery survivors

12 Jul 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian state has set aside hundreds of college places for survivors of trafficking and sexual assault, a move welcomed by anti-slavery charities on Friday for helping improve the lives of rescued slaves.

Indian state sets aside college places for slavery survivors

12 Jul 2019

CHENNAI, India, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian state has set aside hundreds of college places for survivors of trafficking and sexual assault, a move welcomed by anti-slavery charities on Friday for helping improve the lives of rescued slaves.

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