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'It could've been me': India women demand safety as recent rapes prompt hundreds of petitions

13 Dec 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aila Bandagi Kandlakunta's first reaction to the gang rape and murder of a female veterinarian last month in India's IT hub of Hyderabad that sparked massive protests across the country was that of many Indian women: "It has happened again".

REFILE-'It could've been me': India women demand safety as recent rapes prompt hundreds of petitions

13 Dec 2019

MUMBAI, Dec 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aila Bandagi Kandlakunta's first reaction to the gang rape and murder of a female veterinarian last month in India's IT hub of Hyderabad that sparked massive protests across the country was that of many Indian women: "It has happened again".

Female comic superhero fights India's sex traffickers, challenges stigma

25 Nov 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female superhero will use her powers to fight sex crimes in India and the stigma that trafficking survivors face, in the third instalment of a comic series due to be released this week.

Female comic superhero fights India's sex traffickers, challenges stigma

25 Nov 2019

MUMBAI, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A female superhero will use her powers to fight sex crimes in India and the stigma that trafficking survivors face, in the third instalment of a comic series due to be released this week.

Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian villagers to hide deaths

20 Nov 2019

KODERMA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After watching her sister-in-law and a friend die in a mica mine in eastern India in March this year, 15-year-old Ritika Murmu vowed she would never again pick the mineral and set out to warn others.

INSIGHT-Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian villagers to hide deaths

20 Nov 2019

KODERMA, India, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After watching her sister-in-law and a friend die in a mica mine in eastern India in March this year, 15-year-old Ritika Murmu vowed she would never again pick the mineral and set out to warn others.

Mobile theatres to screen child slavery film in rural India

12 Nov 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A film about a boy trafficked to work in a carpet factory is to be screened in remote Indian villages to raise awareness about child slavery among families often targeted by human traffickers.

Mobile theatres to screen child slavery film in rural India

12 Nov 2019

MUMBAI, Nov 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A film about a boy trafficked to work in a carpet factory is to be screened in remote Indian villages to raise awareness about child slavery among families often targeted by human traffickers.

Facebook a 'megaphone for hate' against Indian minorities

30 Oct 2019

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Facebook is failing to rein in a "tsunami" of hate posts inflaming ethnic tensions in India's Assam state, campaign group Avaaz said on Wednesday, with content about "criminals", "rapists", "terrorists" and "dogs" shared almost 100,000 times.

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.

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