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Roli Srivastava

Indian sex workers suffer setback after watchdog U-turn on labour rights

11 Nov 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's sex workers suffered a setback on Wednesday following a U-turn by the country's human rights body, which said women in prostitution should not be registered as workers or guaranteed financial aid from the government amid the fallout of COVID-19.

Indian sex workers suffer setback after watchdog U-turn on labour rights

11 Nov 2020

MUMBAI, Nov 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's sex workers suffered a setback on Wednesday following a U-turn by the country's human rights body, which said women in prostitution should not be registered as workers or guaranteed financial aid from the government amid the fallout of COVID-19.

In Indian state election, former migrant worker pledges jobs for the poorest

28 Oct 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In an Indian state election that has drawn huge rallies and promises from major parties including free COVID-19 vaccines, one former migrant worker is going door-to-door seeking votes from villagers by championing job creation and higher wages.

FEATURE-Caught by deluges and droughts, India's cities look to become climate smarter

26 Oct 2020

MUMBAI, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's southern city of Hyderabad is known as a high-tech hub - but its infrastructure is looking increasingly dated in an era of strengthening climate change impacts.

'I feel I belong': India's first trans-run dairy farm brings jobs and respect

21 Oct 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As head of India's first dairy farm run by transgender women, Bhoomika has finally found security, having spent years as a beggar after fleeing parents who taunted their sari-wearing son.

Whose body? Indian court says sex work is a woman’s choice

09 Oct 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A police sting that busted a prostitution ring and triggered a back-and-forth in the courts has revealed a conflict in Indian law over a woman's right to sell sex and a state's right to stop her.

In Justice Ginsburg’s footsteps: seven lawyers fighting for equality around the world

26 Sep 2020

By Anastasia Moloney, Kim Harrisberg, Roli Srivastava, Nita Bhalla and Rina Chandran

'Historic' labour law raises fear Indian workers will pay price

23 Sep 2020

MUMBAI, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's parliament on Wednesday passed "historic" labour laws that the government says help workers and business alike, but activists fear a loss of labour rights in a push for profits.

Girls tackle child marriage on the football pitch in India

22 Sep 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again.

FEATURE-Girls tackle child marriage on the football pitch in India

22 Sep 2020

MUMBAI, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again.

World News

Biden picks diverse team of top economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden named former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Treasury secretary nominee on Monday, and named three women to other top economic posts, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.