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Wedded to debt: Fathers of Indian child brides trapped in bondage

Buxwaha, INDIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For his 16-year-old daughter's wedding last year, Makhanlal Ahirwal bought Bhawani saris, bangles and anklets, got her in-laws a water cooler, a bed, and utensils as dowry and threw a feast for 500 people in his village in central India.

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

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

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.

#MeToo offers hope, says mother of Delhi gang rape victim

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mother of a female student whose brutal gang rape sparked mass protests in India has said the country's #MeToo movement gives her hope things can change, as she marked the sixth anniversary of the fatal attack.

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