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Roli Srivastava

In Justice Ginsburg’s footsteps: seven lawyers fighting for equality around the world

Sep 25 2020

By Anastasia Moloney, Kim Harrisberg, Roli Srivastava, Nita Bhalla and Rina Chandran

'Historic' labour law raises fear Indian workers will pay price

Sep 23 2020

MUMBAI, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's parliament on Wednesday passed "historic" labour laws that the government says help workers and business alike, but activists fear a loss of labour rights in a push for profits.

Girls tackle child marriage on the football pitch in India

Sep 22 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again.

Beyonce reference cut from Bollywood song after racist lyrics storm

Sep 15 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A song from an upcoming Bollywood film has been rewritten after social media users criticised the original lyrics as racist for glorifying fair skin and making an inappropriate reference to Black American pop star Beyonce.

Pandemic pushes world's biggest jobs programme to brink in rural India

Sep 12 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Omkar Rathod was thankful for the company of hundreds of fellow migrant workers as they trudged home to far-flung villages once lockdown had shut Indian industry.

On India's COVID-19 frontline, female health workers push for fair pay

Aug 28 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rushing from one home to another in a village in western India, health worker Ashwini Mhaske cannot afford to take a breather.

India's bicycle warriors on a mission to save children from traffickers

Aug 18 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of children have been rescued from traffickers over the last week after Indian authorities were tipped off by former child workers patrolling on bicycles under a new scheme spearheaded by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi.

India's COVID-19 lockdown threatens efforts to stop spikes in child marriage

Aug 11 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the police knocked on the door as 15-year-old Muskaan prepared to head to the temple in their village in northern India, the bride-to-be was distraught.

Sign of the times: Mumbai green lights women figures on traffic signals

Aug 03 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mumbai has become the first Indian city to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by women's rights campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity.

Pandemic turns smartphones from luxury to must-have as India's schools go online

Jul 28 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuldip Kumar, a farmer from northern India, sold his only cow to buy a smartphone so his children could keep up with lessons that shifted online when the coronavirus lockdown closed schools four months ago.

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