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Labouring over India's new labour codes: Why academics, experts believe that it needs a lot more 'work'

Various labour unions have raised their voices against the floor wages being introduced by the new codes but not too many of them have been very vocal about the OSHWC Code

Published on 8th October 2020
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Noted Dalit leader and head of NADO, Johar Charles Wesley Meesa passes away

Charles Wesley Meesa, head of National Alliance of Dalit Organisations was a man of masses and he brought people of all the communities together, say people who worked closely with him

Published on 3rd October 2020
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Workshop conducted in Srinagar for child labour awareness among placement agencies

Keeping in view the increasing cases of child labour, the training programme was organised by Childline, Hope Foundation where experts gave different presentations on child labour

Published on 21st August 2020
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Lockdown has exacerbated problem of child bonded labour due to loans, financial stress: NGOs 

Niharika Chopra, director of policy at the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation said the lockdown has exacerbated the already widely prevalent problem of child bonded labour

Published on 28th June 2020
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How this Karnataka Govt School Teacher set up a student newspaper to bring kids back to school

B Kotresh, a government school teacher speaks about how his monthly magazine, Pencil helped him increase enrollment in his school in Belagurki in Raichur District 

Published on 21st June 2020
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Edex Impact: Kalinga University offers bonded labourer-turned-student fee waiver to continue studies

Edexlive had written about Khemlal a month back. At that time, he had exhausted all his savings, buying essentials during the lockdown

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Empty stomach, discontinued studies: How the lockdown shattered the dreams of these human trafficking survivors

We spoke to two youngsters who were rescued from human trafficking. The pandemic and the lockdown hit them at a time when they almost rebuilt their lives

Published on 29th April 2020
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Allahabad University prof flees town after his 'rationalist' video draw mob-lynching threats

Vikram Harijan said he had already written to the University about the threats and even approached the police but to no avail. He has fled town as he is in mortal fear of what will happen

Published on 4th September 2019
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Why SFI wants the Indian government to declare a water emergency

The crisis, they feel, is not due to lesser water resources but because of poor water management and lack of a comprehensive national water policy

Published on 1st July 2019
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What Pa Ranjith said isn't new. Identity politics has made us forget historical facts: Stalin Rajangam

We ask writer Stalin Rajangam if Pa Ranjith's statements had any basis and if in fact, people's lands were snatched away from them

Published on 13th June 2019
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Tamil Nadu promises birth certificates to rescued bonded child labourers

International Justice Mission (IJM)  has identified 51 children from Tiruvallur district in the age group of six to 13 years who do not have the certificates

Published on 12th June 2019
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Here's how the NGO Hand in Hand has transformed the lives of underprivileged children

The work that the NGO has done to eliminate child labour and educate children won it this year's Bal Kalyan Puraskar 

Published on 11th March 2019
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Nine-year-old spends half a decade as bonded labour for a Rs 2,000 loan

Arul was produced before the Tirupattur Sub-Collector and was enrolled in a government residential school in Tirupattur. Release certificate and a few sets of school uniforms were also given to him

Published on 15th November 2018
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Why Ashif Shaikh's Jan Sahas holds the key to ending Dalit discrimination in Central India

From direct rescues and rehabilitations to legal aid and policy discourse, this NGO goes the whole nine yards to help the oppressed across caste and class barriers

Published on 11th September 2018
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Despite brain surgeries and a lost voice, Pranitha Timothy has helped thousands of bonded labourers and kin of convicts

Pranitha is the founder of Justice and Hope, a Chennai-based organisation established in 2013. The ordeal that she went through personally to get there is quite a stirring tale of hope

Published on 7th March 2018

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