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Sex work in India is illegal, immoral and considered to be an invalid source of income. Female sex workers are denied basic human rights and our legal systems are another source of violation of their rights. The police forces often aid in their persecution and media interventions only further perpetuate the idea that they are corrupting the moral order of…

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Hello, my name is Raj. I am 12 years old. I live in Mumbai city, with my Aai, Baba and two younger sisters. My Baba owns a tea stall and Aai works as a maid in a lot of big, beautiful homes.  We live in a small room, in a big slum called Dharavi. But last year, Baba managed to…

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Radha peered from behind the wall, her eyes like two brown orbs, filled with wonder. Today was her day. A day she awaited all the 7 years of her existence. Today, Maa won’t tell her to wash dishes and Bapa won’t ask her to help him in the garage. Today, she will not have to stoically bear the drudgery of…

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It’s common to see children working. Do we really know the reason they work?  Or do we just assume that they need 2 square meals a day. And yes, they are heroes. But is it a role that they want to play so early in life? Conversations with my team, and project visits tell me that most of the time,…

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Muktangan (literally translated - the free courtyard) works with runaway, lost and abandoned children living on railway platforms and aims to reunite and reintegrate them with their families and communities. Their work happens in close collaboration with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Department of Railways in New Jalpaiguri, Malda, Asansol and Kharagpur railway stations in West Bengal. Muktangan was…

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In the entire village of Bansipur (Munger, Bihar), there is only one college-goer. Her name is Julie Kumari. If that fact has surprised you, what will add to it is that this is a village of ‘Musahars’ (stigmatised as rat eaters) and the college is situated at a distance of two hours from the village. And there’s more to come. Julie…

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  “Goa” – the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Goa are Beaches, Bikes and Booze. Such is the characteristic feature of this state which is supposedly a paradise for most tourists in India and around the world. Most visitors to this tourist destination come with elated desires to enjoy a vacation with friends and family.…

In the light of the recent Delhi gang Rape Case, last few days we have seen witnessed innumerous debates around women rights, VAW(violence against women), required changes in Acts and Policies, stricter monitoring, role of police and judiciary, better governance etc. During the time of mass public outrage and protests one of the issues raised was the alleged age of…

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In January this year, residents of Devenandapur, a village in Hooghly, West Bengal, found an 11 years old girl hiding near a basement. If anyone so much as approached her, the girl screamed. As a crowd gathered, someone contacted the NGO Praajak, a CRY partner.Little by little, the story tumbled out of the frightened child. My name is Moina ,…

Rally cries for protecting child's rightsImphal, January 23: After a public meeting held at Hapta Kangjeibung in protest against denial of due rights to the children of Manipur as a fallout of the atrocities being committed by the security forces under the shadow of AFSPA for the last many years, child rights activists and concerned citizens from all the districts…

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