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National consultation on protection of children from sexual abuse
Apr 27, 2012 The National Consultation on Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in India, is going to be held on 27 - 28 April 2012 in New Delhi, India.
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UN project to protect women in South Asia from trafficking
Jul 16, 2013 UN launches joint project to protect 100,000 women in South Asia from trafficking.
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Single women bearing brunt of land acquisitions
Jul 03, 2012 The International Land Coalition is currently holding a series of workshops on land rights and linkages with poverty in India. The workshops are looking at how some of the poorest communities – dalits, tribals, and women – are reeling under the adverse impact of land acquisitions, land alienation and insecure tenures.
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India: Poverty, poor regulation, making young girls vulnerable, say activists
Jul 04, 2012 This tale of two teenaged sisters rescued from a marriage-alibi-for-slavery-and-sex in the state of Bihar in eastern India, explains how poverty helps child traffickers, especially when it is accompanied by a lack of proper regulation.
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Jharkhand: The failed promise of an adivasi state
Jul 31, 2012 Tribal communities in central areas of Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh have been exploited, displaced and dispossessed of their resources by the state.But the government has successfully created an illusory perception of ‘development’ that has alienated the middle class from the plight of the tribals. As a result, the government ruthlessly exploits tribal populations, and does so almost unchallenged by other sections of society. Richard Toppo, a researcher based in Ranchi, Jharkhand gives readers the tribal perspective.
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A sweet change for salt workers
Sep 07, 2011 A social enterprise called SABRAS is empowering salt workers in the western Indian state of Gujarat by giving them a share in their company and offering fair prices for their produce to protect them from middlemen. The company also provides cost effective and environment friendly solar pumps to improve the efficiency of the salt producing process.
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India: Dalit girls exploited in garment industry
Jun 29, 2011 The report Captured by Cotton published by Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) vividly outlines the plight of dalit girls working in the textile mills of Tamil Nadu. These girls are lured in with promises of good food, accommodation and salaries, but delivered inhuman working and living conditions.
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Pakistan: Child labour risks increase as people return home
Oct 13, 2010 Considering past trends, experts fear that there will be a rise in child labour and exploitation, as Pakistan's flood victims now return home. A large number of these children will be put to work to contribute to the family income.
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India: 88% women victims of sexual harassment at workplace
Nov 15, 2010 An overwhelming number of women working in India’s flourishing IT sector have been victims of some form of sexual harassment at their workplace, reveals a survey. Mostly, the perpetrators are senior employees.
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Rio women wish for decent lives
Sep 22, 2010 The black women of Rio de Janeiro who were living amidst deep-rooted prejudice and poverty, are now earning a decent living through their cooperative- supported by ELAS Social Investment Fund- sewing and embroidering handbags and clothing. They now train fellow women to support their families and live with dignity.
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Domestic labourers in the Middle East: Ignored by one, exploited by the other
Dec 08, 2010 Domestic labour rights, receive little or no attention from policy makers. The result is widespread exploitation across board, and the situation is even more pronounced in Arab countries. The indifference or helplessness of governments and a lack of awareness of rights on part of the workers, adds to their vulnerability in the region. An international convention on domestic labour rights to be launched next year by the ILO, may offer some hope.
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Devdasi system: The unsettling truths of institutionalised prostitution in India
Jan 24, 2011 South India’s contentious Devadasi system, though outlawed in 1988, does not seem to disappear. The complex interplay of poverty, social circumstances and sex trade, intertwined around religious practices have institutionalised slavery and exploitation of women.
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Pakistan vows to protect its children from abuse
Jun 10, 2011 Pakistan has become the 144th nation to ratify an international treaty banning child prostitution and the sale of children. UN has welcomed the step which mandates Pakistan government to provide legal and other support services to end child abuse.
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Indian nurses face injustice, exploitation
Sep 12, 2011 Many nurses in India quit their jobs due to poor salary, lack of conducive working environment and exploitation owing to the unregulated and ailing health sector.
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