India women’s commission chief slammed for comments on legalising prostitution

NITA BHALLA IN THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION The new head of India’s National Commission for Women (NCW) has sparked debate by comments supporting the legalisation of prostitution in the country, with some anti-trafficking groups claiming it would lead to further exploitation of women. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, who was appointed as the NCW’s...

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All work, no play

PUBLISHED IN THE HINDU No happy faces. No innocence. Instead, millions of children out-of-school, and working to make ends meet is what we witness. This, despite laws prohibiting the employment of children. The Nobel Peace Prize for child rights offers hope. Ray of hope Forget, for a moment, the raucous...

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सितंबर में गायब हुए 213 बच्चे

NAVBHARAT TIMES दिल्ली में बच्चों के लापता होने के मामले लगातार बढ़ रहे हैं। एक एनजीओ की स्टडी में सामने आया है कि सितंबर में ही बच्चों के लापता होने के मामले करीब 30 पर्सेंट तक बढ़े हैं। एनजीओ की स्टडी में सामने आया है कि सितंबर 2014 में 213...

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TAKEN

PUBLISHED IN THE TELEGRAPH BY MOHUA DAS What is human trafficking? The United Nations Trafficking Protocol describes human trafficking or “Trafficking in persons” as “the recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of a person by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction,...

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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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