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Blood bricks: how India’s urban boom is built on slave labour

After children as young as four found working in squalid conditions, NGO launches ‘blood bricks’ campaign to raise awareness of human rights abuses in India’s brick kilns Oliver Wainwright Wednesday 8 January 2014 Across India, once small trading towns are… Continue Reading →

Bread and Roses 1912-2012’s photo

July 20, 1899 New York City newsboys, many so poor that they were sleeping in the streets, begin a 2-week strike. Several rallies drew more than 5,000 newsboys, complete with charismatic speeches by strike leader Kid Blink, who was blind… Continue Reading →

Press Release- 58 child labourers rescued in the capital on the eve of World Day Against Child Labour

New Delhi, 11th June 2013 Ten year old Nadeem (name changed) was extremely confused when he was rescued from a electric appliance making unit in Badali. The confusion became grimmer when he refused to tell his parent’s name and address. Actually, he… Continue Reading →

Call for images from the IG Khan Memorial Trust

Calling for images The IG Khan Memorial Trust is looking for images on the broad theme of Labour and Dignity. The Trust, founded in memory of the late Dr IG Khan (a historian and teacher at Aligarh Muslim University who… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Children putting adults to shame in their eco friendly Diwali Drive #must share

Aarohi 11 Brihatej 12 Pulkit 11 Naman 12 Kshitij 12 Rahul 12 Ibaad 10 Esha 10 Aarohi  Chaudhuri,  11 years old , Mumbai, Nov 13 Last year ,me and my friends ,  the children of Maker Kundan Gardens and UTI… Continue Reading →

Constructive Engagement Still Elusive at India’s Second Universal Periodic Review at the UN

New Delhi, May 29, 2012 India’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) under the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 May 2012 in Geneva. The review was marked by a general… Continue Reading →

Abandoned by mother, child forced to stay in psychiatry institute

30-Apr-2012 Preetu Venugopalan Nair PANAJI: Abandoned by his mother, a 15-year-old boy has nowhere to go and is forced to stay at the institute of psychiatry and human behavior (IPHB), as authorities at the state run home for children, Apna… Continue Reading →

Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

By RAVI NESSMAN Associated Press DHULIYAN, India — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash… Continue Reading →

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