Targeting NGOs Hurts Those Most in Need

“Those who have worked for the most marginalised and disempowered sections of society, while holding the government to account, are being persecuted,” read a joint statement by Indian activists after over two dozen groups were denied license to receive foreign funds under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). This step, the statement notes, is the most immediate example of an […]

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India/Nepal: Rape for Profit

In a report released today, Human Rights Watch, the New York-based human rights organization, charged that women and girls trafficked from Nepal into India for the purpose of prostitution are kept in conditions tantamount to slavery. Held in debt bondage for years at a time, they are raped and subjected to severe beatings, exposure to AIDS, and arbitrary imprisonment. Both […]

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