Traded young

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata | in Sunday Pioneer Life changed for Rakhi (name changed) when she was barely one. Her father sold her off to a Bongaon household across the border when she could barely walk. It was in 1996. Md Ghira a hobo (migratory...

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Not For Sale

Sunday, 31 August 2014 | Deebashree Mohanty | in Sunday Pioneer Rani Mukherji starrer Mardaani focusses on an issue that has been plaguing the country for over a decade now. As many as 67,000 children went missing in between 2013-2014 and it is believed that more than 45 percent were...

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Tips to tackle trafficking

PUBLISHED IN THE TELEGRAPH Aug. 26: A Delhi-based NGO is organising programmes across schools in north Bengal in collaboration with district administrations to sensitise adolescents to human trafficking which is rampant in the region, especially in the tea garden belt. Shakti Vahini has already covered 300 government schools in the...

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Kanyashree a weapon to curb women trafficking

Statesman News Service/ Malda, 24 August Chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s dream project, ‘Kanyashree,’ has played a crucial role in curbing crimes like trafficking of women and children and child-marriage, the joint secretary of the women and child development and social welfare department, Sharmistha Das, claimed today. Using ‘Kanyashree’ as a...

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