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The Promise Of Impact Investing in India


The Brookings Institution India Center serves as a platform for cutting-edge, independent, policy-relevant research and analysis on the opportunities and challenges facing India and the world.



பெண்கள் குழந்தைகள் கடத்தல் பாலியல் அடிமை வா்த்தகத்தின் பன்னாட்டு முகம் : சில தகவல்கள்


இது 21ம் நூற்றாண்டின் மிகவும் தீவிரமான பிரச்சினைகளில் ஒன்றாக ஆகி விட்டிருக்கிறது. பொதுவாக இச்சமூகம், இப்போது பெண்களையும், குழந்தைகளையும் கடத்திச் செய்யும் ஆட்கடத்தல் சட்டவிரோத வா்த்தகத்தை, முன்னொரு காலத்தில் அவ்வப்போது பெண்களைக் கடத்திச் சென்று தொலைதூர நாடுகளில் விபச்சார விடுதிகளில் விற்றுப் பணம் பார்த்த கடற்கொள்ளையா்களால் ஒரு சில்லறைத் தொழிலாக நடத்தப்பட்ட அடிமை வியாபாரத்தின் மறுபதிப்பாக பார்க்கிறது.



India Philanthropy Report 2020


Evolution of philanthropy and the surrounding ecosystem: Domestic philanthropy has significantly evolved in the past decade. On the one hand, philanthropic funding grew from INR 12.5K crore in 2010 to INR 55K crore.



COVID-19 CRISIS THROUGH A MIGRATION LENS


The economic crisis induced by COVID-19 could be long, deep, and pervasive when viewed through a migration lens. Lockdowns, travel bans, and social distancing have brought global economic activities to a near standstill.



WORKING GROUP REPORT ON SOCIAL STOCK EXCHANGE


The Hon’ble Finance Minister’s bold vision of a Social Stock Exchange could not have come at a more opportune time for India.



What will they do, the migrant workers?


NITI Ayog Standing Committee Member, the chair-person of the Peace Trust and Convener of the Tamil Nadu Alliance, Dr. J Paul Bhaskar is one with multiple international awards and recognition for his work and research in the social sector.



These are Corona times!


“Is is still possible to get back into normal working mode at workplace?” – this is undoubtedly the only question that has been reverberating in everybody’s mind!



The Ever Widening Gap between the Rich and the Poor


“Will the master-slave, upper-lower class differentiation of beings, defined by social order ever change?”



Give life to the organizations that work with people


Millions of workers have severely suffered due to the impact of Covid-19. They feel like losing their livelihood all of a sudden.



Lessons learnt from the Maharashtra tragedy Can migrant labours continue to work?


It’s astonishing and painful. It makes one cry. Such a situation is what has risen in the state of Maharashtra.



Lessons learnt from the Maharashtra tragedy Can migrant labours continue to work?


It’s astonishing and painful. It makes one cry. Such a situation is what has risen in the state of Maharashtra.



Corona: The impact on Indian and the world economy and the starvation deaths to be stopped


Covid-19 (aka Coronavirus) is proving to be viler than any other disease that has affected the world in the past. Starting in China, Covid-19 has spread far and wide into every other country, and the impacts have been highly destructive, more than anybody could ever imagine..



Youth can be a clear advantage for India


India’s population is among the youngest in an ageing world. By 2022, the median age in India will be 28 years; in comparison, it will be 37 in China and the United States, 45 in western Europe, and 49 in Japan.



Amit Shah-led Group of Ministers meets on Juvenile Justice Act


A Group of Ministers (GoM) chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah met on Friday to discuss proposed amendments to the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) (JJ) Act, 2015. Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani steered the meeting.



Sustainability, the new tagline for Tiruppur t-shirts


Tiruppur as a cluster has invested in 1,600 MW of wind and solar energy, recycles waste water in processing units, and has zero liquid discharge systems




United Nations Guiding principles on Business and Human rights



United Nations Guiding principles on Business and Human rights



National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights




" On February 11,12 and 13-2020 OECD had organised a forum in Paris in which Tamil Nadu Alliance representative took part. Some of the reference materials circulated in the OECD forum are disseminated here"


Key note address



Uncovering Hidden Supply Chains



Tacking violoence and harassment



Responsible Business practices




தமிழக அரசின் குழந்தைக் கொள்கை 2019


1924 முதல் லீக் ஆ.ஃப் நேஷன்ஸ் குழந்தைகளுக்கான ஜெனிவா உரிமைகள் பிரகடனத்தை ஏற்றுக்கொண்டபோது சர்வதேசச் சமூகம் அதை உறுதிப்படுத்த குழந்தைகளுக்கான தொடர்ச்சியான உறுதியான நடவடிக்கைகளை மேற்கொண்டிருந்தது




Centre for tougher law against sexual harassment at work


Group of Ministers finalises recommendations, which will be put up for public comments.




Giving employees new job roles helps companies retain talent


Companies can improve employee retention and save time and money recruiting, on-boarding and offboarding by adopting an ‘employee-first’ mindset.




Expat Welfare Ministry fines NGO for irregular migration to Japan


The Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry has fined three officials of Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha (TMSS), a microcredit NGO, for trying to send migrant workers to Japan by irregular means.




Tamilnadu Alliance STRATEGY AND ACTIVITY PLAN 2019-22


Strategy of TNA in the next 3 years and Dialogue with key stakeholders




Tamilnadu Alliance


The main objectives of TNA




India Preparation for World of Work


Preparation for the World of Work is edited by Matthias Pilz. The article shares the experiences and innovation of Indian NGOs like Peace Trust and others.




Femnet Sumagali Dec 2015


Challenges and Prospects for Decent Employment in Tamil Nadu's Spinning Mills




Lok Shaba 2019


Lok Shaba results in 2019




THE TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS


THE TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS (PREVENTION, PROTECTION AND REHABILITATION) BILL, 2018




புலம் பெயரும் தொழிலாளர்கள் உரிமைக் கூட்டமைப்பு


புலம் பெயரும் தொழிலாளர்கள் உரிமைக் கூட்டமைப்பின் முடிவுகள் [Migrant Worker's Right Coalition (MWRC) ]




சிறார் விபச்சாரத்தில் ஈடுபடும் அனைத்துக் குற்றவாளிகளுக்கும் தண்டனை அளித்தல்


பாலியல் குற்றங்களிலிருந்து சிறார்களைக் காக்கும் சட்டம் (POCSO -Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) 2012ல் இயற்றப்பட்டது.




ஆள் கடத்தல் -அனைத்தையும் உட்கொண்ட சட்டத்திற்கான தேவை


ஆள் என்ற அமைப்பாக்கப்பட்ட குற்றத்தில், கடத்தப்பட்டவரை வாங்குவது, விற்பனைக்கு ஆள் கடத்துவது, கடத்தப்படும் வழியாக இருப்பது என்பதில் தென் கிழக்கு ஆசியாவின் மிகப்பெரும் மையங்களில் ஒன்றாக இந்தியா இருந்து வருகிறது.




புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்கள் கடத்தப்பட்ட தொழிலாளர்கள் பற்றிய கவலைகளும் முக்கியமான கொள்கைகளின் தேவையும்


புலம்பெயர்ந்த தொழிலாளர்கள் கடத்தப்பட்ட தொழிலாளர்கள் பற்றிய கவலைகளும் முக்கியமான கொள்கைகளின் தேவையும்.




இந்தியாவின் சம்பள போக்குகள்:


கடந்த 20 ஆண்டுகளாக பொருளாதார சீர்த்திருத்தங்கள் வலுவான பொருளாதார வளர்ச்சிக்கு பங்களித்திருக்கின்றன. 1993 ல் இருந்து இந்தியாவின் மொத்த உள்நாட்டு உட்பத்தியானது ஆண்டு ஒன்றுக்கு 7 சதவீதமாக அதிகா¢த்துள்ளது.




India Wage Report


Wage policies for decent work and inclusive growth




44 Kids Rescued From Horror House


Senthil, the child protection officer, said, "After the program was over two boys and two girls of the school said they wanted to speak to me and started crying. After a while they opened up, they are living at a children's home in the locality and there has been regular sexual harassment to all students irrespective of gender."


- The New Indian Express 25-08-2018




Migration - Eight schemes for migrants to continue until 2020


The scheme, on which the government will spend Rs 3,183 crore, will cover refugees, displaced persons, victims of terrorist attacks, communal and Naxalite violence, cross-border firing, and mine.




8 million people live in 'modern slavery' in India, says report; govt junks claim


NEW DELHI: In its latest report, the Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in “modern slavery” in India — a claim strongly contested by the government the grounds that its parameters were poorly defined and too wideranging.

- The Times Of India ( July 20, 2018 )




Many children face traumatic experiences at home: NGO


The study, sponsored by Railway Children India, an NGO, found that onethird of the children continue to face traumatic experiences at home – frequent fights between parents, physical abuse by alcoholic fathers, compulsion of labour and pressure to beg.

- The Times Of India ( July 13, 2018 )




Burning both ends: many young girls in Murshidabad are child labourers


Last year, Khatoon, 13, dropped out of school to earn for her poor family.She now rolls bidis 12 to 14 hours a day, making ₹120. She places tobacco flakes inside a tendu leaf and cuts it into a small rectangular piece. Her tender fingers roll it down and tie it with a thread.

- The New Hindu ( July 8, 2018 )




Draft Labour Code focuses on workers' safety, health


Periodic medical consultation, mandatory registration of workplaces and surprise checks on employee safety by facitiators appointed by the government are some of the provisions that the labour more..

- The New Indian Express ( July 7, 2018 )




Eight schemes for migrants to continue until 2020


NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday gave its nod to the continuation, up to 2020, of eight schemes of the Home Ministry for relief and rehabilitation of migrants under the umbrella scheme “Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates”.

- The New Indian Express ( July 5, 2018 )




Poor conviction rate mars rescue of child labourers


In the past year, the Department of Labour and Employment has rescued 61 child labourers from across the State, but only nine employers have been convicted so far.

- The New Hindu ( July 3, 2018 )




Don’t shove migrants into the crevices of urban life


A former classmate of mine, a Scottish architect, had made so many trips to India over the last ten years that the last time around I had to ask him what brought him back so regularly. His enthusiasm seemed particularly odd since a couple of years earlier, he — along with a group of Scottish tourists — had been mugged and left stranded in his underclothes on a village road at night in Bihar. Without blinking he said, “India is probably one of the few Third World countries left in the world. Every other place now looks and behaves like America.”

- The Times Of India ( July 1, 2018 )




Trapped in debt, this Irula community slipping into bonded labour again


NINE-year-old Sandhya boils rice and reheats the previous night’s Kaarakuzhambu, as her six-year-old brother Kamesh wakes up. The school bell is half an hour away from ringing, and she must quickly dress her brother and herself up after breakfast. Sandhya prides of her basic culinary skills, because she, like many of her classmates, would turn up hungry to school, if she could not cook.

- The New Indian Express ( July 1, 2018 )




Action on human trafficking disproportionately low in India: US


The US State Department places each country in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report for 2018 in one of four tiers, as mandated by The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), USA

- The New Indian Express ( June 30, 2018 )


Tier 2 suggests that the Indian government does not fully meet the TVPA’s minimum standards, but is making significant efforts to bring itself into compliance with those standards India has tripled the number of victims identified, and also increased its budget for shelter programmes for female and child trafficking victims.




‘Sumangali scheme’ no longer in practice: Nilofer’


Ministers reject charges levelled by DMK MLA in Assembly

- The Hindu ( June 30, 2018 )


The State government claimed in the Assembly on Friday that the ‘Sumangali scheme’ that was exploiting the women employed in the textile industry in the State, as charged by the DMK, was not in practice any more.







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From a bonded labour to a Delhi University graduate


VIRATNAGAR (JAIPUR): Rescued in 2007 from a coal mine in Koderma (Jharkhand), then a nine-year-old Mohammed Manan Ansari (21 at present) has fought all odds to have completed his BSC in life science from Delhi University.


More details please visit us: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/from-a-bonded-labour-to-a-delhi-university-grad/articleshow/64086057.cms



Thousands of companies to take action under Australia's anti-slavery law


LONDON, May 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 businesses in Australia would be forced to disclose how they tackle the threat of modern slavery under a proposed law hailed by politicians and campaigners on Thursday as stronger than Britain's landmark anti-slavery legislation.


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Child brides sold into sex slavery, domestic work, say Indian officials


MUMBAI(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Girls are being trafficked into domestic servitude or sex slavery after their parents illegally marry them off, said officials in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Tuesday.


More details please visit us: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-trafficking-marriage/child-brides-sold-into-sex-slavery-domestic-work-say-indian-officials-idUSKBN1I230N



India cracks down on bonded labor, but freed workers await compensation


MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India has not paid full compensation to anyone freed from bonded labor since introducing policies in 2016 to fight the crime, which included grants for rescued workers of up to 300,000 rupees ($4,458), officials said.


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Top Latest Japan World Business Sports Entertainment Opinion Lifestyle Features Photos Videos More Nepalese falling victim to human trafficking in India after 2015 quake


NEW DELHI -- Three years have passed since roughly 9,000 people died in a massive earthquake in Nepal. In the aftermath of the disaster with no way to earn money, there has been no end to cases of women and children falling victim to human trafficking across the Indian border.


More details please visit us: https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180429/p2a/00m/0na/006000c



Survivors' network seeks to turn former slaves into global leaders


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Survivors of modern slavery are being encouraged to become leaders in the global drive to end the crime through the arts and activism, as part of an online network launched on Monday.


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AI Tool Helps Law Enforcement Find Victims of Human Trafficking


Emily Kennedy was a rather sheltered teenager when she first learned about sex trafficking. She was 16 on a trip to Macedonia, and she couldn’t quite understand the desperation with which children were cleaning the car she was in when they had stopped at a stoplight. “My friend said the kids were trafficked by the Russian mob, and if they don’t bring home enough money each day, they will be punished,” Kennedy said on stage Friday at the Women in the World event, an annual live journalism event held in New York City.


More details please visit us: https://futurism.com/ai-tool-law-enforcement-stop-human-trafficking/



Rescued from slavery, Indian workers unite to stop bonded labor


THIRUTHANI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indians rescued from slavery are coming together to free others from bonded labor in brick kilns, rice mills and factories throughout the southern state of Tamil Nadu.


More details please visit us: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-slavery-survivors/rescued-from-slavery-indian-workers-unite-to-stop-bonded-labor-idUSKBN1HQ159



"Engaging child labour should be included in poll affidavit"


To check the menace of child labour, Assam Labour Minister Pallab Lochan Das today suggested in the Assembly that affidavits of candidates in elections should mention whether he or she had employed any child labour.


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India to soon have 'the best' law to prevent human trafficking


The way India prevents human trafficking, and rescues and rehabilitates victims trafficked for various purposes may soon turn out to be the best among the South Asian countries, thanks to a new law on the subject, approved by the Union cabinet on Wednesday.


More details please visit us: https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/02/28/human-trafficking-prevention-law-india-union-cabinet-maneka-gandhi.html



President Kovind launches pre-skilling programme for trafficking survivors


Taking the central government's ambitious Skill India Program to the vulnerable survivors of trafficking, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday launched a pioneering program- Foundation Course -which prepares the survivors for skill training, on the occasion of International Women's Day.


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Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell all


Researchers target further breakthroughs after using space imaging to estimate number of bonded labourers in south Asia’s ‘brick belt’


More details please visit us: https://amp.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/mar/19/experts-fight-slavery-satellite-pictures-south-asia-brick-belt?__twitter_impression=true



Indian radio hosts take to the airwaves to highlight human trafficking


CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With human trafficking on the rise in India, some radio hosts are using their programs to raise awareness and help listeners spot traffickers. In the Indian capital, New Delhi, radio host Ginnie Mahajan will talk trafficking on her award-winning show "Suno Na Dilli" (Listen Delhi) this weekend. "We want Delhi to know that many of these girls working in their houses are reported missing by their parents," she said.


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Workers held captive in Indian mills supplying Hugo Boss


Guardian inquiry into concerns raised by Hugo Boss reveals Tamil Nadu firm, which also supplies major UK brands, stops women leaving factory


Luxury fashion retailer Hugo Boss said it has found cases of forced labour, a form of modern slavery, in its supply chain. Young female workers have been held captive behind the walls of garment factories in southern India and prevented from leaving the premises at any time.


More details please visit us: https://amp.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/jan/04/workers-held-captive-indian-mills-supplying-hugo-boss?__twitter_impression=true



Cop’s initiative to end child labour


Chotuppal: Mahesh M Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda, inaugurated a government school at Chotuppal for local poor children. Last year, a police team of Rachakonda had rescued about 800 children working as child labour at different places, most of them from brick kilns. Most of the people who work at these kilns are natives of Orissa.


More details please visit us: http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Telangana/2018-01-23/Cops-initiative-to-end-child-labour/353676



Trafficking racket busted after French police alerts CBI, case filed


NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case of human trafficking in which 25 minor boys were trafficked by three agents to Paris last year on the pretext of organising a rugby training camp.


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Andhra Pradesh government to criminalise buying of sex, issues GO


HYDERABAD: To bring changes in the law to criminalise the 'end client' (sex buyer) in cases of sexual trafficking, the Andhra Pradesh government on Friday issued a GO spelling out its intent and formed an advisory group to make recommendations as part of the legal reforms. "The sex buyer, who generates the demand and is at the core of the problem of sex trafficking, often escapes the law," a GO issued by the department of women and child welfare department said on Friday


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Toll-free number brings legal aid to Indian garment workers


CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Often afraid to speak up about abuses that plague south India's textile and garment industry, workers will now have anonymous access to legal aid through a newly-launched toll-free number. As of Sunday, 30,000 workers across five districts of Tamil Nadu state were able to call in and report issues like harassment, overwork and withholding wages, said Vijaykumar Chinnasamy of the Dindigul district legal services authority.


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Human trafficking: NGO seeks direct state-to-state transfer of child labourers rescued from units


“There is an apprehension that children, especially those below the age of 14 years, may be returned to child labour if they are not given access to benefits after being rescued."


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SC sends notices to Centre, states over measures taken to combat child trafficking


Stating that nothing was more ‘disastrous than the sale of children’, the Supreme Court on Thursday sent notices to states and the Centre to know what measures they have taken to combat child trafficking


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