Edition:
India

Anuradha Nagaraj

In God's name: Indian girls forced into sex work despite ritual ban

22 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young girls in south India continue to be "dedicated" to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers said on Tuesday.

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

08 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Clothing factories in southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce.

Postcards to PM, talks with MPs: India trafficking victims push for new law

18 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From letters and postcard campaigns to meetings with lawmakers, modern slavery victims across India are pushing for the passage of a long-pending anti-trafficking bill amid fears it could be sidelined as general elections take centerstage in parliament.

Murder probe leads to arrest of Indian trafficking 'kingpin'

10 Dec 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The killing of a suspected human trafficking victim in south India has led to the arrest of a "kingpin" involved in multiple cases of labour trafficking, police said on Friday.

Safety apps map hotspots of harassment of Indian women

19 Nov 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New web and phone apps in India are helping women stay safe in public spaces by making it easier for them to report harassment and get help, developers say.

British brand Clipper promises slave-free tea

16 Nov 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British tea brand Clipper released a list of its Indian suppliers on Thursday, joining a growing campaign to improve worker conditions in the state of Assam and rid the industry of widespread abuse.

British brand Clipper promises slave-free tea

16 Nov 2018

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British tea brand Clipper released a list of its Indian suppliers on Thursday, joining a growing campaign to improve worker conditions in the state of Assam and rid the industry of widespread abuse.

Europe's immigration barriers branded 'a gift to traffickers'

15 Nov 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries are helping human traffickers by closing their doors to migrants, who risk swapping hardship at home for a new life of slavery on the road, humanitarian experts said on Thursday.

As groundwater runs short, water battles grow in parched Chennai

08 Nov 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai's overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting their access to groundwater, a water crisis ensued.

FEATURE-As groundwater runs short, water battles grow in parched Chennai

08 Nov 2018

CHENNAI, India, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the thousands of water lorry drivers who shore up parched Chennai's overtaxed water delivery system went on strike for three days last month, to protest a ruling restricting their access to groundwater, a water crisis ensued.

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