Rescuing victims of sex-trafficking as child pornography in India rises

Rescuing victims of sex-trafficking as child pornography in India rises

WNN Features (WNN) Calcutta, West Bengal, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: “It is estimated that 200,000 Bangladeshi children have been trafficked for sexual exploitation through the borders of [India’s] West Bengal and Assam States,” says a report from ECPAT International, which is working today to end child prostitution, child pornography and trafficking of children for sexual purposes. […]

Indian child custody case brings culture clash and concern in Norway

Indian child custody case brings culture clash and concern in Norway

Rita Banerji – WNN Opinion (WNN) Oslo, NORWAY: In February 2012, India was involved in an extended diplomatic row with Norway over a child custody case as an Indian couple in Norway had their one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son removed from their home and placed in foster care by the Norwegian Child Welfare Service (CWS).  Though […]

India law for witchcraft accusation violence not protecting women

India law for witchcraft accusation violence not protecting women

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/RNW-SAW) INDIA: Teerath is 45 and she lives in Lachkera, a tiny farming hamlet in Chhattisgarh, the nucleus of India’s so-called Maoist belt. The region has a majority tribal population that is finding itself on the wrong side of a resource grab by multinationals backed by government paramilitary forces. But Teerath’s story […]

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 […]