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Sex workers in India want prostitution to become legal

Sex workers in India just want to earn a livelihood without the risks of arrests and detention.

World

Indian capital plans to help trafficking victims with training, jobs

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian capital plan to set up a programme to help rescued victims of human trafficking through training and work placements, the first part of the country to do so, a government statement said.

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Indian capital plans to help trafficking victims with training, jobs

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in the Indian capital plan to set up a programme to help rescued victims of human trafficking through training and work placements, the first part of the country to do so, a government statement said.

World

Indian teenager escapes debt bondage, says employer burned his legs

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marimuthu, a south Indian teenager, had no idea the debt bondage he was pushed into last year would lead to serious burns on his legs, forcing him to escape his abusive employer and seek hospital treatment.

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Lawmaker in India's Goa charged with buying, drugging and raping teen girl

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawmaker in India's beach state of Goa has been charged with buying, drugging and raping a 16-year-old girl in a case which will be closely watched by anti-slavery activists as the country moves to crackdown on human trafficking.

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129,000 trapped in slavery in Malaysia, study finds

PETALING JAYA: Almost 46 million across the world are trapped in modern slavery, with 129,000 people in Malaysia enslaved, a study shows.

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More than 45 million trapped in modern slavery

Sydney (AFP) - More than 45 million men, women and children globally are trapped in modern slavery, far more than previously thought, with two-thirds in the Asia-Pacific, a study showed Tuesday.

World

Almost 46 million people trapped in slavery with North Korea, India key offenders - global index

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally with the greatest number in India but the highest prevalence in North Korea, according to the third Global Slavery Index launched on Tuesday with Australian actor Russell Crowe.

Nation

Nur Jazlan: Irresponsible employers affecting foreign worker policies

SUBANG: The Government will not fully lift the freeze on hiring new foreign workers until irresponsible employers change their attitude towards the welfare of their migrant workers.

World

North Korea sends 'state-sponsored slaves' to Europe - rights group

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - North Korea has sent hundreds of workers to labour as "state-sponsored slaves" in EU nations as Pyongyang seeks to circumvent international sanctions aimed at starving it of money over its nuclear weapons programme, rights campaigners said on Wednesday.