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India introduces new trans rights bill...

India introduces new trans rights bill...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 20 2019

India's Supreme Court officially recognized trans people as a third gender with equal rights under...

Report: To end slavery, free 10,000...

Report: To end slavery, free 10,000...

World

Wed, Jul 17 2019

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced...

Sri Lanka's car-free day sparks debate...

Sri Lanka's car-free day sparks debate...

South Asia

Sat, Jul 13 2019

Women in the city say cars offer them much-needed protection from sexual harassment on the streets

Indian state sets aside college places...

Indian state sets aside college places...

South Asia

Fri, Jul 12 2019

India already has job and education quotas for its lowest social classes, but this is the first time...

India turns to slavery survivors to...

India turns to slavery survivors to...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 11 2019

The 39-year-old survivor searches Raichur for other victims of the illegal devadasi system - which sees...

UN: Global warming threatens to defeat...

UN: Global warming threatens to defeat...

World

Wed, Jul 10 2019

Member nations of the UN unanimously adopted 17 global development goals in 2015, setting out a wide-ranging...

More than 500 suspected slaves locked...

More than 500 suspected slaves locked...

Europe

Tue, Jul 9 2019

The Home Office interior ministry said no one who said they had been trafficked would be required to...

India's top court sides with indigenous...

India's top court sides with indigenous...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 4 2019

Meghalaya's Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said authorities had penalized businesses and individuals...

'Broken dreams' - Bangladesh's returning...

'Broken dreams' - Bangladesh's returning...

Bangladesh

Tue, Jul 2 2019

Many are victims of trafficking, but have little redress for the crimes they have suffered in...

UN: 1 migrant child dies each day...

UN: 1 migrant child dies each day...

World

Sun, Jun 30 2019

The UN migration agency said on Friday that at least 32,000 migrants globally

Nearly half a million people urge Indian...

Nearly half a million people urge Indian...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 29 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change did not respond to repeated requests for...

Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved...

Indian mother, daughter have heads shaved...

South Asia

Fri, Jun 28 2019

Seven men, including a local government official, barged into the women's home late on Wednesday...

UN investigator: Myanmar must give Rohingya...

UN investigator: Myanmar must give Rohingya...

South Asia

Thu, Jun 27 2019

Buddhist-majority Myanmar does not recognize the Muslim Rohingya as citizens despite a long history in...

Southeast Asia urged to improve women's...

Southeast Asia urged to improve women's...

South Asia

Tue, Jun 25 2019

The demand for foreign brides in China has become a lucrative business for traffickers as the country's...

Widows of suicide farmers to get land...

Widows of suicide farmers to get land...

South Asia

Fri, Jun 21 2019

A Maharashtra state government order issued this week said the widows would also receive assistance with...

Indian cities urged to develop heat...

Indian cities urged to develop heat...

South Asia

Fri, Jun 14 2019

At least 36 people have died from a heatwave this year, with Delhi recording its highest-ever temperature...

Climate change seen posing threat to...

Climate change seen posing threat to...

World

Wed, Jun 12 2019

Nearly a billion people live in areas at high risk from global warming and about 40% of them are in countries...

India heatwave deaths rise to 36, poorest...

India heatwave deaths rise to 36, poorest...

South Asia

Wed, Jun 12 2019

India's capital Delhi recorded its highest-ever temperature of 48°C on Tuesday, while Churu in...

Researchers: Millions at risk of child...

Researchers: Millions at risk of child...

Around the Web

Thu, May 30 2019

According to the ILO, here are about 150 million child labourers around the world, the majority working...

Record number of women set to enter...

Record number of women set to enter...

South Asia

Sun, May 26 2019

More than five decades after Indira Gandhi became prime minister, women's participation in politics...

Climate change in Bangladesh: Hospital...

Climate change in Bangladesh: Hospital...

Climate Change

Wed, May 22 2019

Chars in Bangladesh are constantly changing shape as they erode and reform, a process that is quickening...