80% of India's informal workers lost jobs during COVID lockdown, 63% survived on two meals a day, shows data
Government needs to take action regarding job security, social security benefits, food security, health benefits, and safety in the informal sector in such a way that it not only manages the current crisis, but also immunises the sector from future shocks
Abolition of caste-based reservation untenable as long as Dalits suffer atrocities, prejudice; a rebuttal to Justice Katju
Discrimination against Dalits continues even today in the form of honour killings, and other caste-based crimes like untouchability, etc.
Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony
Every year, Harmony Foundation focuses on a theme, which for 2019 is Combating Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Wildlife Week 2019: Indian fisherfolk transitioning away from tradition is affecting fisheries nationwide
Commercial, industrialized fishing operations seek out migrant labour to fill their large manpower needs.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tamil Nadu's Irular community battles govt apathy, police hostility in fight for identity
A majority of the Irular living in the plains stay along water bodies and are semi-nomadic.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribal groups particularly vulnerable to bonded labour, strict enforcement needed to prevent exploitation
People from Scheduled Tribes in rural areas are often lured with petty sums to work in labour-intensive units, and then treated like cattle.
Loan sharks in Satna's poverty-stricken villages of MP make a killing as Mawasis suffer under crippling debt
Scores of Mawasis like Rajju are still deprived of banking facilities and are wedged to take loans from unauthorised loan sharks.
Rescued from bondage, labourers contest in panchayat, ward polls to end illegal practice, bring positive change
It is still a distant dream for people rescued from bondage and bereft of basic human rights to come out and contest the Lok Sabha elections, but their entry into panchayat and ward elections is a positive step forward for India
US places India in Tier 2 list of human trafficking report, highlights insufficient efforts to end bonded labour, punish violators
The US on Thursday retained India in Tier 2 list of countries in its annual report on human trafficking, arguing that the country does not fully meet the minimum standards for its elimination even as it is making progress
After abuse from employers, rescued Jharkhand women now face abandonment from govt and discrimination from villagers
Girls are being rescued every day and sent back to Jharkhand, but none of them are properly rehabilitated
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea filed by 38 families living in bonded labour in Bihar's Madhubani, seeking direction for grant of ownership of land.
On Tuesday, India topped a global slavery index counting some 18.35 million modern slaves — or 40 percent of a global total of 45.8 million.
A raid by authorities rescued 328 bonded labourers, including 106 children, from a brick kiln in Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu
Satyarthi also congratulated the government for the new Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour Scheme.
Two tea garden labourers allegedly died due to starvation in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts in West Bengal.
India has nearly 14.3 million people, including children, "trapped" in modern-day slavery, ranking fifth in a list of countries brought out by the Global Slavery Index 2014.
They were the coolie women whose stories have been largely forgotten. Few know that among the million plus who went as indentured labour from India, a quarter of a million were women. And three quarters them were traveling alone.
Its estimate of 29.8 million slaves worldwide is higher than other attempts to quantify modern slavery. The International Labour Organisation estimates that almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour.
The rescued teenager has told the police that she was beaten and attacked with knives and brooms by her employers, kept in a half-naked state to prevent her from running away, was not given leave to visit her mother and was not paid a single month’s salary since she was hired.