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In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

In Indian Mining Hub, Farmers Bring Polluted Land Back To Life

For years, Indian farmer Chape Hanumaiya struggled to grow anything on his tiny plot of land – it was caked in the thick, red dust drifting from the iron ore mines that surrounded it. But today, Hanumaiya and his wife are about to harvest pearl millet and sesame crops thanks to a pilot project that […]

Bangladeshi Women Try On Rare Leadership Roles For A Fairer Fashion Future

Bangladeshi Women Try On Rare Leadership Roles For A Fairer Fashion Future

Bangladeshi garment worker Nurunnahar Begum never imagined winning a leadership role at the Dhaka clothing factory where she first began as a seamstress in 2012. But four years later, Begum, now 28, became supervisor of a team of 30 workers that checks the quality of clothes made by DBL Group, one of Bangladesh’s largest garment […]

Coronavirus Likely To Lock India’s Women Out Of Job Market For Years

Coronavirus Likely To Lock India’s Women Out Of Job Market For Years

Savitri Devi has been searching for work since she lost her job at a garment factory in New Delhi, along with half her co-workers when sales plummeted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year. The 44-year-old has tried her luck repeatedly – and unsuccessfully – near her home in Okhla, an industrial hub […]

Young Brides’ Deaths Trigger Dowry Crackdown In Southern India

Young Brides’ Deaths Trigger Dowry Crackdown In Southern India

India’s Kerala state has launched a crackdown on the payment of dowry after the deaths of four young married women highlighted domestic abuse linked to the custom, which remains common despite being banned 60 years ago. Traditionally gold jewellery that parents hand over when their daughters wed, nowadays dowries can include a range of costly […]

In India’s Storm-Battered Sundarbans, Villagers Have No Place To Call Home

In India’s Storm-Battered Sundarbans, Villagers Have No Place To Call Home

Perched atop a tree, Nur Islam watched the waters rise, breach the mud embankments and smash down the wall of his home in the Sundarbans when Cyclone Yaas hit India’s east coast last month. A month later, Islam still has not repaired the wall because of a high tidal-wave alert issued for later this week. […]

Witnessing COVID Chaos In India’s Hospitals, Graveyards And Crematoriums

Witnessing COVID Chaos In India’s Hospitals, Graveyards And Crematoriums

Covering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it tore through Indian cities, towns and villages were overwhelming at times. Patients died at home, in their cars on the way to the hospital and outside emergency wards because there were no beds for them. India has recorded more than 28 million coronavirus cases, and […]

Teenage Girl’s Beheading Spurs Calls For ‘Honour Killings’ Law in India

Teenage Girl’s Beheading Spurs Calls For ‘Honour Killings’ Law in India

Police in northern India said on Thursday they had arrested a man who beheaded his daughter and carried her severed head to the vilage police station, a case that spurred calls for a new law against so-called honour killings. The man told police he had attacked his 17-year-old daughter with an axe on Wednesday in […]

In southern India, Age-Old Custom Banned As Slavery

In southern India, Age-Old Custom Banned As Slavery

Indumati Shivaraj’s routine has been the same for more than a decade – at dawn, she walks to her “master’s” house, mucks out the cattle shed, cleans the tools and sweeps the yard. Four hours later, she walks home. Besides a cup of tea each day, Shivaraj, 45, gets about 3,000 Indian rupees ($40) a […]

India’s ‘invisible’ Women Hope For Recognition At Farmers Protests

India’s ‘invisible’ Women Hope For Recognition At Farmers Protests

Legions of women have trekked to India’s capital to join massive protests against agricultural reforms, hoping not only to protect their livelihoods but also win visibility as farmers. About 75% of rural women in India who work full-time are farmers, Oxfam says, with numbers rising as men migrate to work in factories and construction sites. […]

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

Women Who Escaped Slavery Turn Anti-Trafficking Crusaders In India

 Separated from her parents, Jayashree Ponrajan spent most of her teenage years trapped in a form of bonded labour – forced to live and work in the spinning mills of southern India. It took Ponrajan years to find a way out, but ever since then she has been denouncing the recruitment of teenagers in India’s […]

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