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Malnutrition, child deaths plague India's tribal people, says government

Sep 20 2018

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.

Star-studded human trafficking film scripts message for rural India

Sep 10 2018

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.

Sex trafficking survivors help rebuild flood-hit Indian state

Sep 04 2018

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.

India's Bihar state takes over children's shelters after finding abuse

Sep 03 2018

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.

Indian miners drowning for sand despite government crackdown

Aug 13 2018

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.

Class act: maid in Mumbai spotlights discrimination through stand-up

Aug 09 2018

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.

Indian state to probe children's shelters following sexual abuse cases

Aug 08 2018

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.

Pakistan's transgender community says faced pushback at general election

Jul 26 2018

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.

Ten million slaves go missing from survey in India

Jul 23 2018

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.

Indian trafficking survivors push for new law, say sex worker fears unfounded

Jul 17 2018

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.

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