THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
18 November 2017
Children : Child Labour
KERALA'S CHILDREN
Schooling the children of migrant labourers

As more poor migrant children face exploitation in Kerala, some schools are coming up with ways to enrol and retain them. A few schools now have more migrant than local students, Navya P K points out.

Children Education

KERALA’S PLIGHT - III
Rescued child labourers - institutionalised or forgotten Kerala lacks a system to rehabilitate migrant child labourers. Navya P K finds out how rescued children are sent off to their home districts, and then forgotten. This is the concluding part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Labour Issues Children Kerala
KERALA'S PLIGHT - II
Ineffective implementation of child labour laws Cases on child labour or trafficking are rarely filed by the labour department and police. Even when cases are filed, offenders get away quickly. Navya P K reports. This is the second part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Labour Issues Children Kerala
KERALA'S PLIGHT
The rise of migrant child labour This is the first part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya P K, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
Labour Issues Children Kerala
CLPR AMENDMENT ACT
A progressive framework diluted by chicanery It is tragic that the new Amendment to the Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) (CLPR) Act, 2016, which has a seemingly progressive framework, has been largely diluted by chicanery, opines Kathyayini Chamaraj.
Labour Issues Children
DOMESTIC TRAFFICKING
Sons and daughters waiting to be rescued As media reports on abuse of domestic help become increasingly frequent, Shoma A Chatterji draws attention to a documentary that reveals the shocking realities of children and young people trafficked for employment as servants in upper and middle class homes, primarily in Delhi.
Films DELHI Human Rights
CHILD LABOUR
Small hands, hard labour in Surat's textile industry The famed textile industry of Surat is one of the pillars of Gujarat's industrial success story. What is less known about it is the unfortunate reality of rampant child employment and exploitation that prevails there. Shirish Khare reports.
GUJARAT Human Rights
CHILD LABOUR LAWS
Lacunae and contradictions The survey of child labour in agriculture has helped to draw attention once again to many issues that must be addressed if every child is to have a meaningful right to education, writes Kalpana Sharma.
Agriculture OP-ED Kalpana Sharma Kalpana's Commentary
HUMAN RIGHTS
Child labour in Gujarat's cottonseed farms Labour contractors and large landowners continue to employ children, often exposing them to vulnerable situations. Extreme poverty in Rajasthan's tribal districts fuels the practice. Pradeep Baisakh reports.
GUJARAT Human Rights
EDUCATION
Sitamarhi's lost children This northern most district of Bihar, bordering Nepal, has hordes of dalit hindu and muslim children working at hotels and restaurants in violation of a statutory order prohibiting such work. Everything from education policy, to law enforcement, to rehabilitation has been messed up, finds Rahul Ramagundam.
Education Caste BIHAR
REPORTING ON CHILD LABOUR
Missing links - II Only a systematic review of past policies and efforts can shed light on why child labour continues unabated in the country. Without such analysis, it will be impossible to call the official bluff, and we will continue to witness grandstanding that relies on the short attention span of the media and the public, writes Ammu Joseph.
OP-ED Ammu Joseph Voices unheard
REPORTING ON CHILD LABOUR
Missing links Few of the reports that appeared in the press in the two-week survey period told readers anything they did not already know. Ammu Joseph surveys media reports of child labour as the Centre's widened ban on employing children in hazardous occupations comes into effect.
OP-ED Ammu Joseph Voices unheard
NOTIFICATION ON CHILD LABOUR
Child labour ban not good enough The Centre's latest piece-meal approach to child labour is likely to be as ineffective as the previous failed schemes and plans. Unless the underlying causes of child labour are addressed, and the rights of children are properly secured, India will remain prone to wide-spread child labour, writes Ingrid Srinath.
Human Rights
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