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India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza! #FreeGaza

India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel’s offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestinian-drafted resolution… Continue Reading →

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Author(s): Moushumi Sharma  Date:Jul 9, 2014 Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria Some MDG targets, such as increasing access to sanitation and reducing child and maternal mortality… Continue Reading →

A Treaty to End Corporate Abuses ? #humanrights

  JULY 1, 2014   Governments at the UN’s Human Rights Council stunned companies last week when they voted to start negotiations on a treaty to address corporate responsibility for human rights abuses. If done right, this could lead to… Continue Reading →

India in ‘dereliction of duty’ over rapes: UN watchdog #Vaw

AFP | June 24, 2014, 15.06 pm IST Send by email India has been struggling to overcome its reputation for sexual violence since the fatal gang rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012 (Photo: DC) Geneva: Indian law enforcement… Continue Reading →

India: Implement UN Recommendations on Children

Armed Groups Target Schools JUNE 20, 2014   Schoolchildren sit in a makeshift classroom in the courtyard of the Birhni Middle School. The school was bombed by Maoist guerillas on December 27, 2009. Maoist guerillas have been responsible for several… Continue Reading →

Historic UN Maternal Death Case – Brazilian Government gives Monetary Reparations #Goodnews

BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT GIVES MONETARY REPARATIONS AS PART OF HISTORIC UNITED NATIONS MATERNAL DEATH CASE 03/25/2014 – (PRESS RELEASE) In a ceremony today, the Brazilian government gave monetary reparations to Maria Lourdes da Silva Pimentel, the mother of Alyne—an Afro-Brazilian woman who… Continue Reading →

UN approves Sri Lanka war crimes inquiry A step closer to peace and justice

The Sri Lanka Campaign was founded nearly five years ago with four key objectives. The first was the establishment of an independent international investigation. Today that objective was achieved. The Human Rights Council has voted for the High Commissioner for Human… Continue Reading →

U.N. Probes Canada’s Neglect of Aboriginal Women #Vaw

By Sally Armstrong WeNews guest author Sunday, March 9, 2014 The first CEDAW investigation in a developed country is a “big black eye for Canada,” says one activist. The findings may not produce government action, but can stir activism, says… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the UN General Assembly: Reject Mass Surveillance

The United National General Assembly should make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights groups wrote in an open letter to UN ambassadors on November 20th. The letter, signed by Access, Amnesty… Continue Reading →

#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 →

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