MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's indigenous children are far more likely to die or suffer from malnutrition than those from other communities, according to the first government study on health among tribal groups.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new Indian movie about human trafficking starring Freida Pinto and Demi Moore is to be screened in towns and villages around the country to raise awareness of a crime that affects millions.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex trafficking survivors trained in welding and carpentry are helping to rebuild homes and schools in India's Kerala state, which was devastated by weeks of flooding.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Government authorities will take over all shelters in India's northern state of Bihar after an audit found that children were being verbally, physically and sexually abused in homes run by charities, an official said.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Raghunath Bartade watched helplessly as his brother was dragged off the sand-mining boat, his leg tangled in the anchor rope and his arms flailing as he sank into the murky creek near Mumbai.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Deepika Mhatre cooked meals, washed dishes and bathed babies for years as a domestic worker in Mumbai, until she discovered her true talent - stand up comedy.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A northern Indian state is conducting audits of all children's shelters after 23 girls and boys were rescued in a raid on one home where police said they were being sold for sex.
MUMBAI/LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's transgender community faced pushback at the country's general election on Wednesday as five transgender candidates failed to win office and transgender observers and voters were blocked from polling stations, campaigners said.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An anti-slavery group has sharply reduced its estimate of enslaved people in India from 18 million two years ago to eight million today - a figure campaigners said was too low and could undermine efforts to fight the crime.
CHENNAI/MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human trafficking survivors are urging Indian lawmakers to support proposed legislation to fight the crime, after an opposition leader said it could be used to target consenting adults working in the sex industry.