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Mother Teresa Memorial Awards 2019: International and national social crusaders to be recognised at prestigous award ceremony
India

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
science

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
World

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
India

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

SC agrees to hear plea by bonded labourers in Bihar seeking ownership of agricultural land
India

SC agrees to hear plea by bonded labourers in Bihar seeking ownership of agricultural land

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.

From malnutrion to rape: Millions in India suffer the horrors of slavery
Life

From malnutrion to rape: Millions in India suffer the horrors of slavery

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.

Over 300 bonded labourers, 100 children rescued from brick kiln in Tamil Nadu
India

Over 300 bonded labourers, 100 children rescued from brick kiln in Tamil Nadu

A raid by authorities rescued 328 bonded labourers, including 106 children, from a brick kiln in Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu

Satyarthi urges gov to end child trafficking, bonded labour cases in 30 days
India

Satyarthi urges gov to end child trafficking, bonded labour cases in 30 days

Satyarthi also congratulated the government for the new Rehabilitation of Bonded Labour Scheme.

Denied wages for nine months, two West Bengal tea garden workers die of starvation
India

Denied wages for nine months, two West Bengal tea garden workers die of starvation

Two tea garden labourers allegedly died due to starvation in Alipurduar and Jalpaiguri districts in West Bengal.

At 14.3 mn, India has the highest number of people trapped in slavery: survey
India

At 14.3 mn, India has the highest number of people trapped in slavery: survey

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.

A woman alone: The story of India's forgotten 'coolie' women
Life

A woman alone: The story of India's forgotten 'coolie' women

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.

Delhi is 'hub' of human trafficking in India
India

Delhi is 'hub' of human trafficking in India

Close on the heels of reports that India accounts for half of the world's 30 million slaves, comes further reports that Delhi has become a "hub" for the Indian human trafficking trade

India has almost half of the world's 30 million slaves: survey
Life

India has almost half of the world's 30 million slaves: survey

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.

Horror in Vasant Kunj: Details emerge in domestic maid abuse
India

Horror in Vasant Kunj: Details emerge in domestic maid abuse

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.

Did Indira abolish bonded labour or Sonia? NREGA's tall claims
Economy

Did Indira abolish bonded labour or Sonia? NREGA's tall claims

The UPA ads eulogising MGNREGA as a a huge success needs to be taken with bags of salt. The scheme did make a difference, but not as is claimed.