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Thousands of farmer suicides prompt India to set up $1.3bn crop insurance scheme Agence-France Presse The Guardian January 13, 2016

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

Women working the fields in India where a vast number farm, but make little money. Photo: © Neeta Lal/IPS

India needs to "Save its Daughters" through education and gender equality. India ranks 130th of 155 countries in newly released gender inequality index. Neeta Lal Inter Press Service January 8, 2016

In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 photo, children and teenagers sit together to be registered by officials during a raid on a shrimp shed in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.  Photo: AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 photo, children and teenagers sit together to be registered by officials during a raid on a shrimp shed in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Abuse is common in Samut Sakhon, which attracts workers from some of the world’s poorest countries, mostly from Myanmar. An International Labor Organization report estimated 10,000 migrant children aged 13 to 15 work in the city. Another U.N. agency study found nearly 60 percent of Burmese laborers toiling in its seafood processing industry were victims of forced labor. Photo: © AP Photo/Dita Alangkara

Global grocer supply chains tied to slave-peeled shrimp Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza and Esther Htusan Associated Press Dec. 14, 2015

 

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