Shortlisted Entries 2019

Category: Outstanding Investigative Reporting

Author: Roli Srivastava (India)

“Missing wombs: the health scandal enslaving families in rural India”

Thomson Reuters Foundation - 8 May 2019

The cost of hysterectomies - often prescribed for treating minor ailments - is leaving families destitute and trapping them in debt bondage

By Roli Srivastava

KARAULI, India, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farm labourer Dharmendra Meena's first year of marriage with his wife Vaijanti in northwest India was "beautiful and carefree".

But their first pregnancy changed everything.

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