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  • Article: Students at This School in India Pay Tuition With Plastic Waste
    Education

    Students at This School in India Pay Tuition With Plastic Waste

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|May 23, 2019

    At the Akshar School, bottles and straws are keeping children in the classroom. Read more

  • Article: Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt
    Girls & Women

    Doctors in Rural India Advise Unnecessary Hysterectomies, Driving Families Into Debt

    May 8, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Doctors scammed village women into having the costly procedure for minor ailments. Read more

  • Article: 12-Year-Old Girl Killed by Cyclone After Being Forced to Sleep in a Shed During Her First Period
    Girls & Women

    12-Year-Old Girl Killed by Cyclone After Being Forced to Sleep in a Shed During Her First Period

    By Joshua James Parfitt|Nov. 23, 2018

    A coconut tree crashed into the shed after Cyclone Gaja hit the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. Read more

  • Article: Activists Hope India's #MeToo Movement Will Empower Sex Trafficking Survivors
    Girls & Women

    Activists Hope India's #MeToo Movement Will Empower Sex Trafficking Survivors

    Oct. 23, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Indian women have used social media to tell their stories about harassment and sexual violence. Read more

  • Article: Driven From Their Homes by Climate Change, Indian Women Are Forced to Find New Livelihoods
    Girls & Women

    Driven From Their Homes by Climate Change, Indian Women Are Forced to Find New Livelihoods

    Oct. 18, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Some families who migrated because of climate change found more lucrative work. Read more

  • Article: India Finally Allows Menstruating Women to Attend Renowned Temple
    Girls & Women

    India Finally Allows Menstruating Women to Attend Renowned Temple

    By Joanna Prisco|Sept. 28, 2018

    Female followers can now attend a sacred destination once off limits. Read more

  • Article: Indian Brothel Owners Get Life Sentence for Child Sex Trafficking for First Time Ever
    Girls & Women

    Indian Brothel Owners Get Life Sentence for Child Sex Trafficking for First Time Ever

    March 28, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Fewer than 40% of trafficking cases end in conviction. Read more

  • Article: This All-Woman Band Is Smashing Gender Stereotypes in Rural India
    Girls & Women

    This All-Woman Band Is Smashing Gender Stereotypes in Rural India

    Jan. 19, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    The 10-member band was ridiculed by family and neighbors, but they refused to be deterred. Read more