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India's battle against child labour could last a century, child trafficking harder to track now, says Nodal director of Childline

The loss of employment for parents due to the COVID pandemic, clubbed with the closure of schools, have seen an unprecedented number of children being trafficked for labour

Published on 11th September 2021
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Around 46 child labourers rescued from Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur by government officials

Assistant Labour Commissioner Nasir Khan said the rescued children were taken for medical examination. He said action is being taken against such establishments under the Labour Act

Published on 28th August 2021
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Learning lessons, not from textbook, but hard-knock life: The life of a child labourer in India

With the pandemic running into its second year, social workers said that financial situations in many rural families had worsened. Several parents were forced to send their wards to daily-wage works

Published on 27th August 2021
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Private schools in Karnataka welcome report recommending reopening of schools

The report stated that further delay in reopening schools may push children into malnutrition, child labour, child marriage and begging

Published on 23rd June 2021
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From working in a brick kiln to doing a PhD on how Irula kids can study better, this TN man's story is inspiring

A former child labourer and a school dropout, Dhamodharan Muniyan has now completed his PhD thesis on the education levels of children in the Irula tribes

Published on 7th April 2021
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Child labour among vulnerable communities increases by 280 per cent in TN after pandemic, pushes abuse cases sky-high

After schools closed, the report found that out of the 553 children they interviewed, 419 had started working after the pandemic started

Published on 25th March 2021
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Want private schools to stop looting students with high fees: What students want from parties ahead of TN polls

The manifesto has been composed by the Tamil Nadu Child Rights Watch, Campaign against Child Labour, Forum for Promotions of Child Participation, Right to Education Forum, Tamil Nadu

Published on 1st March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The first issue of the magazine Reader's Digest came out 99 years ago today!

In today's #TBT, we remember Reader's Digest, a general interest magazine that has its roots in America and yet, it became widely read around the world. This is why it continues to remain awesome
 

Published on 5th February 2021
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This NGO has rescued many child labourers from Karnataka's coffee estates and turned them into lawyers, engineers

A M Varghees of Vikasana speaks about their bridge schools and hostels that facilitate learning for kids who worked as child labourers in coffee estates, domestic workers and several other places  

Published on 27th January 2021
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TN teachers happy schools are reopening, but worried that there's too much ground to cover before 10, +2 exams

Several studies and surveys have shown the child labour spiked during the pandemic, teachers worry seats in their classrooms may remain empty because of the same

Published on 12th January 2021
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This Karnataka social work grad is giving the children of migrant labourers a better future. This is his story 

Gopinath R, Founder of Sparsha Trust speaking about providing shelter, food and education to poor kids who are abused, exploited and forced into child labour. He has helped thousands of such kids

Published on 11th January 2021
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Child labor in palm oil industry tied to Girl Scout cookies, finds Associated Press investigation

An Associated Press investigation found most  children earn little or no pay and are routinely exposed to toxic chemicals and other hazardous conditions, while som never go to school 

Published on 29th December 2020
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Delhi HC seeks response from Centre, AAP on recovery of back wages due to rescued child, bonded labourers

The plea also seeks directions to the authorities to initiate the recovery proceedings in 77 cases where recovery, till date, has not been initiated

Published on 16th December 2020
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Teenage girls in Kenya forced into sex work, child labour since schools closed due to pandemic

Mary Mugure, a former sex worker, launched Night Nurse to rescue girls who followed her path. She says since schools in Kenya closed in March, up to 1,000 schoolgirls have become sex workers

Published on 20th October 2020
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Nearly 1.3 lakh child labourers, mostly tribal employed at Gujarat's cottonseed farms: NGO

Low prices paid by seed companies to farmers is one of the main reasons why cultivators are employing children instead of adults

Published on 20th October 2020

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