Archive | Dalit Children

Global Slavery Index: Caste a major factor

Caste systems are present in four out of five countries ranked the worst slavery offenders, in the 2013 Global Slavery Index. India alone accounts for half of the people on the planet regarded as ’modern slaves’.

October 22nd, 2013|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Children, Pakistan|

Motion passed in Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in India’s garment industry, following report highlighting Dalits in bonded labour

A Motion in the Dutch Parliament on full supply chain transparency in the garment industry in India has been adopted in the wake of the report ‘Maid in India’ by SOMO and the India Committee of the Netherlands

Dalits still working in bonded labour in the cotton industry despite some improvements, new report finds

Follow-up report highlights improvements but warns that root problems remain and bonded labour continues to exist in the cotton indsutry.

March 5th, 2012|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Children, India|

Dalit girls working under slave like conditions in India’s garment industry

Multinational clothing brands are sourcing from cotton spinning mills in Tamil Nadu that exploit teenage girls, subjecting them to what the ILO terms the ‘worst forms of child labour’.

May 19th, 2011|Business, Caste-based slavery, Dalit Children, Dalit Women, India|

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Child labour: EU’s India policy under scrutiny

Two new reports on child labour in the Indian seed industry have prompted a Dutch member of the European Parliament to ask questions about the EU’s relations with India - including the issue of Dalits.

July 22nd, 2010|Caste-based slavery, Dalit Children, European Union, India|

Nepal: Dalit girl murdered – risk of poor investigation

An eight-year old Dalit girl in Nepal may have been the victim of a sacrificial murder because of her caste status. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned that the local authorities may not do enough to investigate the crime.

February 11th, 2010|Dalit Children, Nepal|

Children speak up against manual scavenging

Dalit children in Gujarat will protest against being forced to clean toilets and septic tanks at the upcoming rally against manual scavenging, organized by Grassroots Dalit organization Navsarjan.

August 13th, 2009|Dalit Children, Manual Scavenging|