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No pickles please: India's trafficking survivors dream of drums and saws

Nov 13 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Getting the chilli-turmeric ratio in mango pickle right, learning to thread an eyebrow or honing drumming skills?

Will sex trafficking survivors find their voice in India's #MeToo movement?

Oct 23 2018

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As India's #Metoo movement gains ground, campaigners hope sex trafficking survivors will feel more empowered to speak out about their experiences, which could raise awareness of the crime and help convict perpetrators.

Calls for investigation, as Indian media face #Metoo scrutiny

Oct 10 2018

MUMBAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid India's #Metoo media moment, an association of editors has called for investigations into all allegations of harassment of women in newsrooms, while a journalists' network is setting up a help line to report incidents.

Will Bollywood brush #MeToo claims under the red carpet?

Oct 03 2018

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, India, October 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first time Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta accused her co-star of sexually harassing her on set a decade ago, she was threatened with violence - and then ignored.

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.

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