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Anuradha Nagaraj

Indian slaves swap life of bondage for seat in boardroom at tea plantation

09 Jan 2020

MANANTHAVADY, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sipping tea with bureaucrats at a plantation in southern India earlier this month, Sharda Krishnan's mind wandered from the boardroom to the farm where she was enslaved as a child.

Encrypted app aims to boost sex crime reporting in India

08 Jan 2020

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in India will be able to anonymously report sexual abuse, seek medical or legal aid and create private journals on a mobile app to be launched next week to make reporting of the crime less traumatic for survivors.

Encrypted app aims to boost sex crime reporting in India

08 Jan 2020

CHENNAI, India, Jan 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in India will be able to anonymously report sexual abuse, seek medical or legal aid and create private journals on a mobile app to be launched next week to make reporting of the crime less traumatic for survivors.

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.

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