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Anuradha Nagaraj

Deadly factory fire highlights dangers facing India's migrant workers

10 Dec 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of migrant workers in India are at risk from accidents like the factory fire that has killed 43 people in New Delhi, campaigners said on Monday, urging the government to clamp down on illegal sweatshops.

Talk to me: counselors help child workers win justice in India

28 Nov 2019

JAIPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When counselor Arti Sharma met a 10-year-old boy, whose father sold him for 500 Indian rupees ($7) to work in a bangle factory, she expected tears - not a stony silence.

Indian trafficking cases fall sharply fuelling concern over 'undetected victims'

23 Oct 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cases of human trafficking in India have fallen sharply according to new government data, but campaigners warned on Tuesday that the figures may not reflect the full magnitude of the crime.

Trafficked, exploited, ransomed - Indian workers in the Gulf face new test

30 Sep 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As producer of a long-running television show that spotlights the problems faced by Indians working in the Gulf, Rafeek Ravunther is used to hearing their heart-rending stories of exploitation.

India's human traffickers escaping punishment as data shows few convictions

03 Sep 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Less than 1% of Indians charged with slavery offences during the past decade were convicted, research showed on Tuesday, as anti-slavery campaigners called for tougher action on human traffickers to stop them preying on people.

New hope for child rights after India gets tough on traffickers

29 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Campaigners hailed new hope for child rights on Thursday after a trafficker who tricked five Indian boys into menial work with the promise of better schooling was awarded a rare life sentence.

Indian state expands work scheme to tackle exploitation

28 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Indian state with some of the country's highest levels of migration driven by poverty is doubling the amount of paid work it gives some of its poorest citizens, in a bid to curb debt bondage, a common form of slavery.

South India's kolam art helps women map business opportunities

15 Aug 2019

TIRUCHIRAPPALLI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Outside her house in south India, Maria Victor embarks on a decades-old morning ritual that has turned into a key planning tool for impoverished women running small enterprises.

Indian state to map cotton supply chain to stamp out child labor

05 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top cotton producing state in India is to start mapping its entire supply chain as part of a unique collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to weed out child labor and slavery from its fields and factories.

Indian state to map cotton supply chain to stamp out child labour

05 Aug 2019

CHENNAI, India, Aug 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A top cotton producing state in India is to start mapping its entire supply chain as part of a unique collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to weed out child labour and slavery from its fields and factories.

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