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Anuradha Nagaraj

Stop the music! Indians shun trafficked dance troupes at weddings

Apr 18 2019

BETTIAH, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Girija Devi's daughter got married, the "orchestra" did not play. Going against Indian tradition, Devi's family decided that they would not entertain their guests with music and dancing.

FEATURE-Stop the music! Indians shun trafficked dance troupes at weddings

Apr 17 2019

BETTIAH, India, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Girija Devi's daughter got married, the "orchestra" did not play. Going against Indian tradition, Devi's family decided that they would not entertain their guests with music and dancing.

First female boss vows to shake up Bangladesh's fashion factories

Apr 09 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first woman to head one of Bangladesh's biggest garment associations said on Tuesday she would boost female leadership as most factory workers were women, amid scrutiny over safety.

Stitching for success - the cheap labor fuelling India's election campaign

Apr 04 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For up to 14 hours a day, Nagaraj Nataraj and his wife and daughter hunch over sewing machines, churning out flags for the parties vying for votes in India's upcoming general election.

Protests erupt after sexual assault videos go viral in India

Mar 14 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A wave of student protests rocked India's southern state of Tamil Nadu on Thursday after a number of videos showing sexual assaults on college girls were posted online.

New memorial in India commemorates 'witch' hunt victims

Mar 01 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A memorial dedicated to victims of witch hunts has been unveiled in India's eastern state of Odisha as part of a campaign to stamp out the branding and persecution of women as "witches", which is still widespread among poor and tribal communities.

Victim no more, sex trafficked teen takes on Indian system

Feb 26 2019

GOBRA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For more than a year, Nasima Gain did not leave her house. She spoke to no one, refused to meet friends and lay in bed.

Indian garment workers take to the airwaves to demand better conditions

Feb 20 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The caller broke down in tears as she described how she queued three times to use one of only two toilets provided for 200 garment employees at the spinning mill where she works in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.

India's Kumbh Mela festival steps up anti-trafficking efforts

Feb 12 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Camps to protect children from human traffickers have been set up for the first time at the world's biggest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state.

India's 'invisible' home garment workers exploited by fashion brands

Feb 01 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each night after her children finally go to sleep, Mehala Sekar spends hours at her home in south India, sewing, cutting and checking clothing given to her by a garment factory contractor.

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