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Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system Bandhua 1947: Advocacy campaign against bonded labour system
‘Even after 65 years of Independence, hundreds and thousands of our fellow countrymen are still living a life worse than an animal as a bonded labour. For them, a day’s two square meal is still a distant dream. Bringing issues to the forefront of public consciousness and...
Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment Ramesh announces Rs 990 crore for women empowerment
If all the 2.40 lakh gram sabhas in the country were to employ women coordinators to work for issues related to women's development, then an approximate budget of Rs 2,500 crore would be needed...
Human Rights: Clean investigation sought in Eelam War; WB unit not educating; AP forum against mining; Officers trained in Karnataka Human Rights: Clean investigation sought in Eelam War; WB unit not educating; AP forum against mining; Officers trained in Karnataka
India has asked Sri Lanka asked to develop ‘independent, credible as well as transparent mechanism to investigate allegations of human rights violations that were reported during the end of Eelam War IV.
GAP, Walmart, C&A, H&M raise the ‘child and bonded labour’ flag with their Indian suppliers GAP, Walmart, C&A, H&M raise the ‘child and bonded labour’ flag with their Indian suppliers
'Girls are kept captive in hostels, not allowed to make phone calls, and their salaries are withheld for three years.‘They are made to work for 12 hours... 'In some cases, contracts have been illegally terminated and girls have left empty-handed...
Bonded labourers: NGO rescues 22 in Mangalore; Govt denies Meghalaya NGO report Bonded labourers: NGO rescues 22 in Mangalore; Govt denies Meghalaya NGO report
These labourers reportedly worked for a measly salary of Rs 100-150 a week, and lived in stone sheds. It was a referral client on an aftercare programme with the NGO, who alerted them to these labourers working in the quarry.
Child labour trend declining in Varanasi Child labour trend declining in Varanasi
The report by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on November 19 revealed that a declining trend has been witnessed in child labour in Varanasi district.
Nearly 10,000 child labourers in just four districts of Gujarat; same story across country Nearly 10,000 child labourers in just four districts of Gujarat; same story across country
A survey carried out by as many as 19,000-odd children in 882 villages in four districts of Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar and Sabarkantha – has brought to the fore the adversities being faced by 9,897 child labourers between six and eighteen years of age.
One-sixth of humanity does not get enough to eat One-sixth of humanity does not get enough to eat
If China, the most successful growing economy, is removed from the scoring, the percentage of hungry people in the world is the same as when the goals were set two decades ago.
Government focus on productive employment at faster pace to beat the poverty line Government focus on productive employment at faster pace to beat the poverty line
Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge informed the Rajya Sabha yesterday that except for such processes, operations, or other work in establishments where employment of contract labour is prohibited through notification under section 10 of the Contract Labour...
Higher the poverty line, lesser the chances of helping the ones at the bottom Higher the poverty line, lesser the chances of helping the ones at the bottom
'There is no need to redefine the poverty line as it would bring more people under the deprived category, make it difficult to implement welfare schemes or will dilute their purpose,' said Planning Commission Principal Advisor Pronab Sen on August 23.
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