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What makes caste a global human rights issue ? #mustread

A Conversation With: Human Rights Activist Rikke Nöhrlind By MALAVIKA VYAWAHARE Courtesy of International Dalit Solidarity NetworkRikke Nöhrlind, coordinator of International Dalit Solidarity Network. On Thursday, the European Parliament, which consists of elected representatives from the 28 member countries of the European… Continue Reading →

#India – Torture Victims of atrocities narrate sordid saga

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) Thu, 27 Jun 2013 HT Correspondent lkoreportersdesk@hindustantimes.com HTC PLATFORM FOR THE DEPRIVED International Day in Support of Victims of Torture brings the ordeal of the innocent to light during a PVCHR programme LUCKNOW: Holding her daughter tightly in… Continue Reading →

One woman in three , worldwide suffer domestic violence: WHO #Vaw #Womenrights

Agence France-Presse | Updated: June 20, 2013 20:55 IST Geneva: More than one woman in three around the globe is a victim of domestic violence, with those in Asia and the Middle East most-affected by the scourge, the World Health… Continue Reading →

#India – Sexual Harassment at Workplace #Vaw #Womenrights #mustread

Workplace Sexual Harassment The Way Things Are Vol – XLVIII No. 24, June 15, 2013 | Naina Kapur , EPW Sixteen years after the landmark Vishaka case judgment of the Supreme Court, the government introduced in the Lok Sabha in September 2012 a… Continue Reading →

Nestle Chairman wants to sell the world’s water #humanright

Please sign this petition addressed to the European Union, calling it to accept that access to water is a human right. See:http://www.right2water.eu/ Nestlé Chairman, Peter Brabeck-Letmathé, has rejected this view in an interview. Under his principles, water is a foodstuff… Continue Reading →

Fazil Say : Turkish Pianist Receives Suspended Jail Term For ‘anti-Islam’ Twitter Comments #Blasphemy #Censorship #FOS #FOE

   By Suzan Fraser   April 15, 2013   ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Monday convicted top Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say of denigrating religion through comments he made on Twitter and handed down a 10-month suspended prison… Continue Reading →

Saudi cleric terms women Shura Members prostitutes; receives flak #Vaw

Monday February 25, 2013 10:26:16 AM, Agencies   For the first time, women will represent 10 percent of the 150 seats of the Saudi Shura, or consultative council, in the coming legislative term, Xinhua reported.> A controversial Saudi cleric used Twitter… Continue Reading →

#India -GM crops will sow food insecurity

KAVITA SRIVASTAVA, The Hindu Farmers destroying GM crops in Karnataka. GM crops are input-intensive and labour-displacing. — K. Bhagya Prakash   The recent affidavit filed by the Ministry of Agriculture in the Supreme Court arguing that if India does not… Continue Reading →

#India-The right to food security #mustread

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8273 (Published 10 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8273 Veena Shatrugna, formerly deputy director, National Institute of Nutrition1, R Srivatsan, senior fellow2 Author Affiliations veenashatrugna@yahoo.com Communities must push back against global policy decisions that fuel Third World hunger The report from… Continue Reading →

A day before Kasab’s hanging, India voted against abolition of death penalty at UN

NDTV, Nov 21. 2012 United Nations: A record 110 countries backed a resolution voted every two years at a UN General Assembly committee calling for the abolition of the death penalty. The vote tears apart traditional alliances at the United… Continue Reading →

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