14-yr-old girl made to work as housemaid

“DCW has been working day and night to save lives. The placement agency racket is spreading all across the country at a very dangerous rate. Young children are being deprived of their... Read more »

How state ‘violates’ MNREGA’s legal provision of job

By Anurag Singh, Sandeep Pandey Atma-nirbhar (self-reliant) India must perform on several fronts in order to vindicate itself on its adopted path in the current economic crisis coupled with crippling pandemic, two... Read more »

Cash-starved slum dwellers and informal traders fear long-term hit to their income

By Roli Srivastava Samita Chavan used to wake up at 3am every day to the sound of her neighbour’s wet grinder in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Now, she is adjusting to a rare... Read more »

Governments drive to boost support for rescued children worker falling short

By Roli Srivastava Rescued victims of child labour in India rarely receive state compensation, new data shows, as campaigners warned a government drive to boost support for slavery survivors was falling short.... Read more »

India’s premier human rights organization describe situation today worse then 45th years ago

“We are all witnessing the criminalisation and crushing of any form of democratic questioning of the government or expression of dissent and the targetted attacks on rights defenders and others who are... Read more »

1 billion of world’s children affected by violence

The Global Status Report on Preventing Violence Against Children 2020, which covered 155 countries, found that while 88 per cent of countries have key laws in place to protect children, only 47... Read more »

Worldwide labour rights seen crumbling amidst pandemic

By Kieran Guilbert Labour rights are being eroded worldwide as more countries deny workers the ability to strike, unionise and negotiate better terms, a global trade union said on Thursday, warning that... Read more »

Pandemic puts millions of children at risk of child labour

By Matthew Lavietes The coronavirus pandemic has put millions of children at risk of being pushed into underage labor, reversing two decades of work to combat the practice and potentially marking the... Read more »

MGNREGA provides 84 per cent more work to daily wage labourers in June

In the ongoing corona crisis, the scheme has not only provided employment, but has also been the driver of the rural economy. By Pramod Jha During the corona period, lakhs of migrant... Read more »

MGNREGA transfers power to the poorest

Let us not forget that the notification of MGNREGA in September 2005 as an Act of Parliament came about because of a people’s movement after years of struggle by civil society. The... Read more »

Coming together for a better tomorrow

As India struggles with the COVID-19 outbreak, children from underprivileged communities are at greater risk. New Delhi, June 3 (IANSlife) As digital and tech are the new normal, Foundations and NGOs take... Read more »

“When being a migrant worker became a curse”

“The government did not give us anything and the food we got was from charities. Even to get that, we faced discrimination, with locals getting first preference,” By Roli Srivastava and Anuradha... Read more »

Dayamani Barla “The Adivasi cannot live without the forest”

Despite multiple laws and acts to protect their rights and interests, even today, indigenous people are robbed of forest rights, denied jobs and benefits under various government schemes in their own states... Read more »

‘Caste-based’ discrimination amidst Covid-19, cleaners are most neglected front-line workers

Most countries including ours did not pay any heed to the WHO warning. In our case, we were busy entertaining foreign dignitaries and with the sub-regional elections. By the time we were... Read more »

Migrants send on an unending ‘Ram bharose’ journey as IR re-routes trains

“We have no food, water or no milk for the children, the temperatures are blistering hot. We are eating stale, spoiled leftover food in small portions which we carried from Mumbai since... Read more »

How working rights are snatched away from the already harrowed migrant labourers

What this means is, that an already harrowed labour class, the migrant labourers who have borne the maximum brunt of this pandemic due to non-payment of wages, absence of food security and... Read more »

The final package announced by FM was a fiasco

Source: Counterview.net By Amarjeet Kaur The final package, the fifth one in a row, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17 was a fiasco. Sitharaman during her press conference for... Read more »

People from the south most concerned about losing jobs

The most comfortably placed, or so it seems, are those from the Scheduled Tribes as 21.3 per cent of them said they are “very concerned” that the pandemic may cost them their... Read more »

370mn indigenous people in 90 countries lack Covid-19 health efforts

According to the World Bank, over 370 million indigenous people inhabit over 90 countries, in both rural and urban areas. New York, May 17 (IANS) As the world scrambles to fight coronavirus... Read more »

A long journey without money, food and in fear of police

“The government only thinks about the rich and not the poor. That’s why they have started booking online ticket of Rajdhani trains,” By Anand Singh New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) “We have... Read more »