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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 […]

India’s Citizenship Drive Hits Women Hardest

India’s Citizenship Drive Hits Women Hardest

Abanti Deka had no idea when she married her husband that taking his name would jeopardise her Indian citizenship. That was before authorities in the northeast Indian state of Assam, where she has lived all her life, launched a vast and highly contentious exercise to register all its citizens as part of a campaign against […]