#india

  • Article: India Will Ban Plastic Bags, Cups, and Straws Around the Country, Officials Say

    India Will Ban Plastic Bags, Cups, and Straws Around the Country, Officials Say

    By Gabrielle Deonath|Sept. 3, 2019

    The ban will be implemented across the nation on Oct. 2. Read more

  • Article: New Taskforces Will Investigate 'Missing Womb' Scandal in India

    New Taskforces Will Investigate 'Missing Womb' Scandal in India

    Aug. 2, 2019

    "Our main takeaway was that almost 95% of hysterectomies performed in India are unnecessary." Read more

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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