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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Few of the reports that appeared in the press in the two-week survey period told readers anything they did not already know.
surveys media reports of child labour as the Centre's widened ban on employing children in hazardous occupations comes into effect.
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