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India: A partnership in the fight against bonded labour

Sangeetha and Seetha have been working at a spinning mill in Tamil Nadu state in southern India for the past seven years...Working conditions in the spinning mills where they are employed can only be described as exploitive and abusive. Like many of their peers, Sangeetha and Seetha have experienced sexual and physical abuse from mill supervisors and other male workers...the Freedom Fund, through support from C&A Foundation, is providing its first grants to local organisations - including SPEECH, which is working directly with workers like Seetha and Sangeetha to help them improve their lives...Over the coming three years, the Freedom Fund will work with 13 community-based NGOs to reduce economic and social vulnerability in 240 villages across four districts in the region.