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Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid
India

Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid

According to a recent study by anti-trafficking NGO Sanjog, only 77 survivors of human trafficking have received compensation from 2011 to 2019.

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web
India

Survivors of sex-trafficking in Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata show how women sold off as slaves are helping others caught in same web

According to the statistics of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, 19,223 women and children were trafficked in 2016 alone

Underage girls for sale in Hyderabad: First as a bride, then a sex slave as part of 'contract marriage' racket in city
India

Underage girls for sale in Hyderabad: First as a bride, then a sex slave as part of 'contract marriage' racket in city

A contract marriage is a prevalent practice in the city involving agents and Gulf nationals, who arrive in India on a visitor visa

The Borderlands: Hope and loss in a river and shelter homes at India-Bangladesh frontier
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The Borderlands: Hope and loss in a river and shelter homes at India-Bangladesh frontier

In Part 2 of The Borderlands series, filmmaker Samarth Mahajan and his crew travel to the India-Bangladesh frontier to discover how a river serves as both a border and place to meet and fall in love. Here the No Man's Land is owned by individuals, and those who cross into India from Bangladesh are repatriated — a long, arduous process that comes at personal cost.

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report
India

Unsafe in border districts, sexually harassed and discriminated elsewhere, status of Indian women remain dismal, claims RSS report

According to a report on the status of Indian women, published by an NGO associated with the RSS, there’s a glaring disparity in wages between male and female workers in India with the unemployment rate higher among women between 18 and 30 years

Deoria shelter home rape: CBI takes over investigation into exploitation of minors in Uttar Pradesh, say officials
India

Deoria shelter home rape: CBI takes over investigation into exploitation of minors in Uttar Pradesh, say officials

The CBI has taken over the investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of minor girls in a shelter home in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Friday.

65 Rohingya Muslims found on shipwrecked boat off southern Thailand; officials to investigate possible case of trafficking
World

65 Rohingya Muslims found on shipwrecked boat off southern Thailand; officials to investigate possible case of trafficking

A group of 65 Rohingya Muslims have been found on a shipwrecked boat off the coast of southern Thailand, Navy officials said on Wednesday as authorities investigated whether they had been trafficked.

'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse
World

'Chinese market for for wives': Men in China seek young brides in Pakistan; women reveal horror stories of trafficking and abuse

Recently, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency arrested eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis in multiple raids in the Punjab province in connection with trafficking.

Rescue of 179 Nepali nationals throws spotlight on human trafficking in a border town in Manipur
India

Rescue of 179 Nepali nationals throws spotlight on human trafficking in a border town in Manipur

The rescue of 179 Nepali nationals reveals Moreh, a bustling commercial town bordering Myanmar, to be an emerging point for human trafficking.

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world over
India

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2018: Unabashed forms of modern-day slavery continue to be practiced world over

Although slavery in its “traditional” form may not be prevalent (too evidently) today, there are over 40 million people globally who are still victims of modern slavery.

Delhi Police files chargesheet against 10 people in baby-selling racket, rescues five infants during investigation
India

Delhi Police files chargesheet against 10 people in baby-selling racket, rescues five infants during investigation

The chargesheet filed by Delhi Police was under various sections of the IPC pertaining to kidnapping, trafficking, forgery of record of court or of public register and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.

Rohingya girls sold into forced labour in Bangaldesh, form largest group of trafficking victims, says UN migration agency
India

Rohingya girls sold into forced labour in Bangaldesh, form largest group of trafficking victims, says UN migration agency

The number of Rohingya refugees has reached nearly one million, with young girls sold into forced labour in Bangladesh accounting for the largest group of trafficking victims, according to a UN agency.

Ex-Congress MLA arrested for illegally trafficking woman, two kids in name of his wife, daughter and son to US
India

Ex-Congress MLA arrested for illegally trafficking woman, two kids in name of his wife, daughter and son to US

A former Congress MLA has been arrested for allegedly trafficking three people to the United States.

Haryana's slave brides: For trafficked women, a life lived on the margins
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Haryana's slave brides: For trafficked women, a life lived on the margins

‘Paro’ is a derogatory term used for women trafficked and sold as brides to men in Haryana

Child trafficking in India: Over two lakh children missing, but who's counting the forgotten ones?
India

Child trafficking in India: Over two lakh children missing, but who's counting the forgotten ones?

The saga of children who are victims of trafficking very rarely has a happily-ever-after ending

In Jharkhand, girls are 'sold' cheaper than livestock; state's poverty-stricken regions hotspots of child trafficking
India

In Jharkhand, girls are 'sold' cheaper than livestock; state's poverty-stricken regions hotspots of child trafficking

Recently, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said that girls are being sold cheaper than cattle in the country. In Jharkhand, one sees that this statement is true.

Jharkhand Police arrests Khunti gangrape mastermind, another accused from East Singhbhum
India

Jharkhand Police arrests Khunti gangrape mastermind, another accused from East Singhbhum

The mastermind behind the alleged gang-rape of five women activists and the abduction of four policemen from a BJP MP's residence in Jharkhand was arrested from East Singhbhum district on Sunday, along with another accused, a senior police officer said.

Jharkhand's missing children languish in Delhi, Haryana shelter homes due to lack of identity proof
India

Jharkhand's missing children languish in Delhi, Haryana shelter homes due to lack of identity proof

A similar story is told in the interiors of Jharkhand: If a child goes missing, finding him or her becomes a big problem — for both the families as well as the police — due to lack of photographs or proper documents.

Migrants from Jharkhand face threats of trafficking as poverty, government apathy push them to leave state
India

Migrants from Jharkhand face threats of trafficking as poverty, government apathy push them to leave state

In some villages in Jharkhand, entire families migrate out to work at brick kilns and tea gardens in neighbouring states.

United Nations claims traffickers shot dead over 12 migrants trying to escape torture, abuse in Libya
World

United Nations claims traffickers shot dead over 12 migrants trying to escape torture, abuse in Libya

More than 12 migrants were shot dead by human traffickers while trying to escape a camp in Libya, some were subjected to "torture abuse", the United Nations said