Indian Children Toil in Dangerous Coal Mines

Thousands of young children work in the coal mines of Meghalaya state in northeast India. Deprived of a childhood and education, they work in dangerous, unstable and uncomfortable conditions with …

Amanda LubitIndian Children Toil in Dangerous Coal Mines

Indian Compulsory Education Law Designed Actually Shuts Down Schools

Hundreds of low-cost private schools in India, which have become increasingly popular, are now being forced to shut down as a result of a new compulsory education law, titled Right …

Alex LeedomIndian Compulsory Education Law Designed Actually Shuts Down Schools

India Celebrates the Successful Eradication of Polio

India has successfully completed three years without any newly diagnosed cases of poliomyelitis anywhere in the country. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to  certify India …

Amanda LubitIndia Celebrates the Successful Eradication of Polio

Corporal Punishment of Children Has Lasting Psychological Effects

Corporal punishment in schools continues to be an accepted method of discipline in many countries around the world. In these regions, many argue that physical punishment is a normal, natural …

Amanda LubitCorporal Punishment of Children Has Lasting Psychological Effects

New Nursery Admission Rules in Delhi Cause Controversy

Najeeb Jung, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, announced changes to nursery school admission rules for the 2014-2015 school year. These new regulations have caused controversy to arise in Delhi, India among …

Amanda LubitNew Nursery Admission Rules in Delhi Cause Controversy

Theater of the Oppressed Addressing Child Abuse in India

The Karunalaya Social Service Society is a non-profit center that offers support to street and working children in and around the city of Chennai, India. The program’s director, Paul Sundar …

Amanda LubitTheater of the Oppressed Addressing Child Abuse in India

India’s Street Children Tell Their Stories Through Youth-Run Newspaper

A pocket of India’s street children are becoming empowered to tell their stories through Delhi-based youth-run newspaper, Balaknama (Children’s Voice). The Hindi newspaper records harrowingly honest case studies of police …

Rachel PozivenecIndia’s Street Children Tell Their Stories Through Youth-Run Newspaper

Innovative Improvements Proposed for India’s Higher Education Institutions

President Pranab Mukherjee called for an “elevated level of urgency” for academics to introduce innovative changes in India’s higher education system. Reflecting on India’s failure of universities to be positioned …

Rachel PozivenecInnovative Improvements Proposed for India’s Higher Education Institutions

Global Slavery Index: Almost 30 Million People Currently Enslaved

A new report published by the Australian-based Walk Free Foundation revealed that nearly 30 million people worldwide are forced into practices of modern slavery. According to the Foundation, “’slavery’ refers …

Rachel PozivenecGlobal Slavery Index: Almost 30 Million People Currently Enslaved