Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

WNN Justice with Alia Dharssi for TRF (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The global problem for human trafficking and sex-trafficking has been suffering under the specter of ignorance, ‘head-turning’ and denials in South Asia for decades, outlines photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who’s work has been dedicated to bringing in-depth on-the-ground reporting on the […]

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

INDIA: Marriage definitions change may skip religious identification

Terry Wing and David DeForest – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Uttar Predesh, INDIA: A proposed amendment to India’s marriage law would end the requirement to cite one’s religious affiliation. The move is seen as a way to ease cultural pressures on inter-faith marriages. Proponents of the amendment say it will encourage marriage registration by those who previously were […]

Maternity Care Improves in Indian Trouble Spots

Maternity Care Improves in Indian Trouble Spots

Swapna Majumdar- WeNews – Tuesday, 28 December, 2010 (originally published 27 Dec) In one of the worst areas of maternal care in the world, a health advocacy is teaching Indian women the three big factors in maternal deaths and how to assert political and community pressure to avoid them. RAJASTHAN, India (WOMENSENEWS)– Payments demanded by […]

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

A Nation’s Lowest Women Work Under Severe Degradation

By Shuriah Niazi with Lys Anzia – WNN Features – Manual Scavenging Girl, India – Matt Corks 2006 image – “In some urban slums of many major cities of India, and more so in the case of semi-urban areas, dry toilets are a sad part of the common reality,” said Dr. Sam Paul, National Secretary […]