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#India- Rohingyas – When There’s No Place Called Home

The Rohingyas who fled from Burma to Jammu are living their lives in transition. If you come from nowhere, is there somewhere you can go? LORA TOMAS 2013-11-09 , Issue 45 Volume 10 No future in sight There are over a… Continue Reading →

Take Action to Improve Conditions for Dalit Women- UN Special Rapporteur #Vaw #Womenrights

Women and Girls Facing Caste-Based Discrimination Need Special Protections JUNE 7, 2013 Many [Dalit women] experience some of the worst forms of discrimination. The reality of Dalit women and girls is one of exclusion and marginalization, which perpetuates their subordinate… Continue Reading →

World Bank President Jim Kim calls user fees ‘unjust and unnecessary’ #healthcare

World Bank President Jim Kim today at World Health Assembly called these fees ‘unjust and unnecessary’   ‘The issue of point-of-service fees is critical.  Anyone who has provided health care to poor people knows that even tiny out-of-pocket charges can… Continue Reading →

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay applauds Indian movement to eradicate ‘manual scavenging’

GENEVA (31 January 2013) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today welcomed the strong movement that has been developing over the past few months in India to eradicate the practice known as ‘manual scavenging’ which, because… Continue Reading →

#India-Train judges handling sex crimes in psychiatry #Vaw #Justice

  DHNS BANGALORE : The judiciary, especially judges handling cases related to sexual abuse against women, must have basic training in psychiatry and mental illness to handle the sensitivity of the subject, said the Indian Psychiatric Society president Prof Indira Sharma…. Continue Reading →

Enforced disappearances: UN expert body to study more than 400 cases from over 30 countries

GENEVA (1st November 2012) – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances* started reviewing more than 400 cases of enforced disappearances. These include a number of cases under its urgent action procedure and information on newly-submitted cases,… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Board of the Swiss Press Club- Silencing Alternative Media and Insulting citizens

Below is the open letter sent to the Board of the Swiss Press Club, among others, to report on the censorship of alternative media and civil society by the Executive Director, Guy Mettan, on the occasion of a press conference… Continue Reading →

JOINT STATEMENT of Srilankan Human Rights Defenders

Dear Friends,   Greetings from HRDA!   We would like to share with you the Joint Statement of three Sri Lankan human rights defenders Messrs. Sunila Abeysekara, Nimalka Fernando and Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, who have come most under attack by… Continue Reading →

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