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Anuradha Nagaraj

Indian garment workers take to the airwaves to demand better conditions

20 Feb 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The caller broke down in tears as she described how she queued three times to use one of only two toilets provided for 200 garment employees at the spinning mill where she works in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.

FEATURE-Indian garment workers take to the airwaves to demand better conditions

20 Feb 2019

CHENNAI, India, Feb 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The caller broke down in tears as she described how she queued three times to use one of only two toilets provided for 200 garment employees at the spinning mill where she works in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu.

India's Kumbh Mela festival steps up anti-trafficking efforts

12 Feb 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Camps to protect children from human traffickers have been set up for the first time at the world's biggest religious festival, the Kumbh Mela in northern India's Uttar Pradesh state.

India's 'invisible' home garment workers exploited by fashion brands

01 Feb 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each night after her children finally go to sleep, Mehala Sekar spends hours at her home in south India, sewing, cutting and checking clothing given to her by a garment factory contractor.

India's 'invisible' home garment workers exploited by fashion brands

01 Feb 2019

CHENNAI, India, Feb 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each night after her children finally go to sleep, Mehala Sekar spends hours at her home in south India, sewing, cutting and checking clothing given to her by a garment factory contractor.

From captivity to leaders: ex-bonded workers herald change in India

30 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The election of three former bonded laborers to village councils on Wednesday is a game-changer for millions in India who are trafficked to work and pay off debts, experts said.

In God's name: Indian girls forced into sex work despite ritual ban

22 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young girls in south India continue to be "dedicated" to village temples and then forced into prostitution despite laws banning the ancient ritual, researchers said on Tuesday.

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

07 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Clothing factories in southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce.

Take teen girls off night shift, Indian factories told

07 Jan 2019

CHENNAI, India, Jan 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C lothing factories in southern India will have to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts under a new code of conduct that follows complaints of abuse of the largely female workforce.

Postcards to PM, talks with MPs: India trafficking victims push for new law

17 Dec 2018

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From letters and postcard campaigns to meetings with lawmakers, modern slavery victims across India are pushing for the passage of a long-pending anti-trafficking bill amid fears it could be sidelined as general elections take center stage in parliament.

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