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Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help
India

Assam doctor, college principal wife arrested for pouring hot water on minor domestic help

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
India

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
India

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
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

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.

'Don't give a child a tool to earn': On World Day Against Child Labour, netizens take to Twitter to raise awareness
World

'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
India

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
World

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
India

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
India

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

Police traces 24 tribal children trafficked from Jharkhand to Punjab shelter home, arrests two men
India

Police traces 24 tribal children trafficked from Jharkhand to Punjab shelter home, arrests two men

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
India

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.

In Bihar’s Arwal young boys are being kidnapped and forced into slavery
India

In Bihar’s Arwal young boys are being kidnapped and forced into slavery

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.

Assam floods aftermath Part 2: Hapless farm families in Dhubri take to beedi rolling for survival
India

Assam floods aftermath Part 2: Hapless farm families in Dhubri take to beedi rolling for survival

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.

Kailash Satyarthi calls for mass movement to make schools safer for children in India
India

Kailash Satyarthi calls for mass movement to make schools safer for children in India

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday called for a mass movement to make schools in the country safer for children.

China uses forced labour to export products to United States, says report
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China uses forced labour to export products to United States, says report

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.

500 child labourers, beggars rescued in anti-human trafficking drive in Rajasthan
India

500 child labourers, beggars rescued in anti-human trafficking drive in Rajasthan

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.

Kailash Satyarthi urges India, US to save children from extremism by promoting education
India

Kailash Satyarthi urges India, US to save children from extremism by promoting education

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

How to make India a safer place for children: Care about orphans like we care about our cows
India

How to make India a safer place for children: Care about orphans like we care about our cows

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?

Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi wants US to take leadership in elimination of child labour
World

Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi wants US to take leadership in elimination of child labour

The US should take the leadership in elimination of child labour globally, Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi appealed to American lawmakers and activists