Indigenous women are finding themselves in conflict with new Indian laws that mandate large-scale tree-planting to compensate for declines in forest cover.
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In 2020 alone, India suffered its worst locust attack in decades, three cyclones, a nationwide heat wave and flooding that killed hundreds of people.
Tens of thousands of Indians are facing the triple burden of bereavement, joblessness and debt after a brutal second wave of COVID-19.
Having a house with no walls has meant a much longer stay at an overcrowded relief center for one family, despite health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
India is a major producer of COVID-19 vaccines, but by Monday it had fully vaccinated only 34.8 million people — about 2.5% of the population, government data shows.
Women were more likely than men to lose their jobs in 17 of the 24 rich countries where unemployment rose last year, data shows.
As protests against agricultural reforms catch global attention, India's neglected female farmers are seizing the moment to dust off their own long-standing demands — from land rights and farm credit to grains subsidies. Hundreds of miles from the sit-in demonstrations near the capital, Ponnuthai said ...
India outlawed bonded labor — or debt bondage — in 1975, but it continues to be the most prevalent form of slavery.
Migrants face difficulty seeking justice when things go wrong — as they have for large numbers in recent months as the pandemic has closed borders.