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India

Roli Srivastava

Revered yet rejected, India's trans women seek their place in parliament

11 Apr 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Sneha Kale filed her nomination as a candidate for India's general election this week, she was with a lone supporter - a stark contrast to the cheering crowds and camera crews that usually accompany politicians in the world's biggest democracy.

Creches, courts and quotas - India's rival parties woo women as polls loom

08 Apr 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's ruling party promised cheap sanitary pads, workplace creches and quotas to get more women into parliament on Monday, seeking to woo female voters ahead of a general election.

India's slavery survivors forced back into bondage as compensation delayed

29 Mar 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years after India said it would increase state compensation for slavery survivors, not one has received the full amount, new data show, as campaigners warn that thousands are being forced back into debt bondage.

End bondage, demand millions of Indian brick kiln workers as polls loom

29 Mar 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most of the 12 million workers in India's brick kilns are victims of debt bondage, labour rights campaigners said on Friday, as they appealed to all major political parties to help crack down on the middlemen who trap them.

'No cemetery, no vote', Mumbai's Christian voters warn ahead of polls

26 Mar 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Christian voters in the Indian city of Mumbai have demanded more burial grounds ahead of national elections next month, claiming they are being forced to pile bodies on top of each other due to overcrowding in cemeteries.

Kerala to give workers a siesta to help beat the heat

07 Mar 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in Kerala are now getting a three-hour afternoon siesta as part of a series of benefits aimed at combating soaring temperatures and improving labour conditions, government officials said on Wednesday.

Long way to go: Bollywood's first major LGBT+ film splits audiences

12 Feb 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The big reveal during Bollywood's first mainstream LGBT+ film "Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga ..." ("When I Saw That Girl, I Felt ...") arrives halfway through the feature.

India's tourist magnet starts to clean child labor 'blot'

11 Feb 2019

JAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a small windowless room in the heart of Indian tourist magnet Jaipur, Parveena shows a school uniform and tiny shoes to prove that the little boy sitting on the floor, sticking beads on a bangle goes to school and is not a child slave.

FEATURE-India's tourist magnet starts to clean child labour 'blot'

11 Feb 2019

JAIPUR, India, Feb 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a small windowless room in the heart of Indian tourist magnet Jaipur, Parveena shows a school uniform and tiny shoes to prove that the little boy sitting on the floor, sticking beads on a bangle goes to school and is not a child slave.

Indian police rescue 180 Nepalis in major anti-trafficking operation

05 Feb 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian police have rescued more than 180 Nepali men and women in a major operation near the border with Myanmar after activists raised suspicions they were being trafficked into forced labor.

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