The incident came to light after the district child welfare committee received a video from an anonymous source
COVID-19 lockdown exposes gaps in India's child protection services and urgent need for collaborative, proactive approach
The lockdown augmented poverty, uncertainty and domestic anxiety; now more children may move toward the streets; away from home or searching for work.
World Day Against Child Labour 2020: UN, ILO dedicate this year to mitigate impact of COVID-19 crisis on child labour
The ILO and UNICEF have stated that the COVID-19 crisis is risking millions of children being pushed into child labour, which could lead to the first rise in rate after two decades of progress.
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
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.
'Don't give a child a tool to earn': On World Day Against Child Labour, netizens take to Twitter to raise awareness
World Day Against Child Labour, celebrated annually on 12 June is an initiative launched by International Labour Organisation (ILO) to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: Experts rue lack of govt response to concerns over 'family enterprises' clause in Indian law
World Day Against Child Labour 2019: In India, 12 percent of all children are engaged in some form of child labour, according to a 2017 UNICEF report.
World Day Against Child Labour 2019 today: 'Children shouldn't work in fields, but on dreams' is ILO's theme this year
The World Day Against Child Labour, introduced by the International Labour Organisation in 2002, is observed every year on 12 June to raise awareness about the plight of child labourers worldwide.
51% fall in number of girls between age 15-19 getting married in India, finds report: India's performance improves in child health, education
The number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 percent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child health, education, labour, marriage and violence has improved, a new report has said.
New anti-trafficking bill awaits Rajya Sabha nod; activists laud focus on rehabilitation, preventive measures
Over 12,000 survivors of human trafficking have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the passing of the new anti-trafficking bill — Persons in Trafficking Bill (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill — by the Rajya Sabha in the Winter Session of the Parliament
Jharkhand's West Singhbhum SP G Kranthi Kumar said that four children who were reportedly pursuing their studies in the three-room shelter home in Ludhiana were rescued and arrested two persons, including the owner of the home
Bawana fire: Amid municipal failures and neglect, residents and factory workers are no stranger to accidents
Firstpost hit ground zero to compile this report on how Bawana suffers the consequence of a state that miserably fails to address the cause.
Between 2015 and 2016, six boys aged between 8 and 16 years went missing in Karpi block of Arwal district in Bihar. Two of them returned after managing to escape their captors. They have harrowing tales to recount. “These men hit me on my face and I fell unconscious. When I woke up I was in a different place. They told me it was Ludhiana,” recalls Manoj Kumar*. He as made to chop wood from nine in the morning till six every evening. “There were eight of us. The other boys were from Sultanpur, Aurangabad, Agra,Jharkhand. Twenty men guarded us. They would beat us if we didn’t chop wood and not give us food. There was no payment at all. They killed four boys. And threw them in the river nearby.” Chilling as his story is, Manoj’s impassive recounting of the horrific ordeal reveals how normalised such violence had been in his life as a slave. Zafar Iqbal reports from Arwal, Bihar for Video Volunteers.
The Gangadhar river, which originates in Bhutan, flows for 33 km in Dhubri and is responsible for massive floods, especially causing huge destruction in the Golakganj revenue circle of the district.
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday called for a mass movement to make schools in the country safer for children.
Washington: China continues to use forced labour to produce goods intended for export to the US, a violation of the American law and bilateral trade agreements, according to a report.
Over 500 minors forced to work at hotels, factories and those engaged in begging have been rescued from Rajasthan's Hadouti region during Operation Milap.
obel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump to send out a strong message against child labour and promote child education, so that children can be prevented from entering the world of extremism
In a country where 20 million children are orphans, several of them abandoned in every sense of the word, shouldn't they deserve more attention than the cows?
The US should take the leadership in elimination of child labour globally, Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi appealed to American lawmakers and activists