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Anuradha Nagaraj

Grain banks in India open their doors as a 'stop gap' to combat slavery

20 Sep 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - People who risk being enslaved after taking out loans to buy food during the monsoon, when casual work is scarce, will be able to help themselves to grain in 100 villages across northern India from this month.

Pay more for your clothes, Bangladesh workers tell global fashion brands

17 Sep 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Garment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, saying it is still not enough to live on and urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy, unions said on Monday.

Pay more for your clothes, Bangladesh workers tell global fashion brands

17 Sep 2018

CHENNAI, India, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G arment workers in Bangladesh have rejected an increase in the minimum wage, saying it is still not enough to live on and urging global brands to pay more for the clothes they buy, unions said on Monday.

Indian sex trafficking survivors take their #MeToo stories online

05 Sep 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sex trafficking survivors in India are making audio recordings about their experiences to be used in a social media campaign, which organizers hope will reduce discrimination that follows them even after they escape the trade.

With new DNA labs, India tackles backlog of sexual assault cases

23 Aug 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is bringing in new measures aimed at strengthening investigations into sexual assault, as well as reducing a backlog of cases awaiting DNA testing, a senior official said.

'Call Me Priya': film sparks debate about India textile industry abuses

16 Aug 2018

DINDIGUL, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A film about a young textile worker in southern India is sparking debate in rural communities at the heart of an industry that campaigners say is plagued by exploitation and abuse.

'Call Me Priya': film sparks debate about India textile industry abuses

16 Aug 2018

DINDIGUL, India, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A film about a young textile worker in southern India is sparking debate in rural communities at the heart of an industry that campaigners say is plagued by exploitation and abuse.

Police probe use of growth hormones on children in Indian brothels

01 Aug 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian police are investigating the use of growth hormones in a sex trafficking case, following the arrest of eight people charged with exploitation of children in brothels in Telangana state.

Indian courts speed up justice for human trafficking survivors

26 Jul 2018

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A series of speedy legal orders in human trafficking cases in India has raised hopes for thousands survivors facing drawn-out court battles, but experts warn that justice remains elusive for most victims.

Saltwater treatment plant brings 'tasty tea' to Indian island

25 Jul 2018

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Each morning, Kamarunisa Poovummada sips her cup of tea while watching waves from the Arabian Sea crash around a water treatment plant opposite her house on Kavaratti island, off India's southwest coast.

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