Category Archives: Human rights

Sex-selective abortions exist despite modernization

Story by Carly Shinn Women throughout the world can learn the sex of their unborn child from a black and white sonogram photo. For Indian women, it’s not that simple. Laws are in place to make sure sex determination does … Continue reading

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India is off the human trafficking ‘watch list’

Since 2005 India has been on the US State Department’s watch list for human trafficking. India is now off the list after the 2010 ‘Trafficking in Persons Report’ was released. Does this mean a dramatic change in India? Find out … Continue reading

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Autistic children face insensitivity in Indian schools

While on paper, public schools cannot deny education to those with special needs, Indian families with autistic children find themselves battling with insensitivity in the school system. Read about it at the Hindustan Times.

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Gay rights struggle to catch on in India

Sex between two men is “completely unnatural and shouldn’t happen,” said India’s health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad. The New York Times reports many Indians now believe he referred to homosexuality as a disease during the HIV and AIDS conference at which … Continue reading

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