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#India- Report demands full compensation for victims of Kandhamal riots

Special Correspondent, The Hindu  The report was released by Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing A report titled ‘Unjust Compensation’ prepared by Housing and Land Rights Network highlighting property losses of private individuals during the Kandhamal riots,… 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 →

UN calls for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination

        Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded… Continue Reading →

UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India

    Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences finalises country mission to India NEW DELHI (1 May 2013) – At the end of her official country mission to India, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against… Continue Reading →

RashiDa Manjoo, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Vaw visits Manipur, weeps #AFSPA

IMPHAL, April 29, 2013 Iboyaima Laithangbam, The Hindu  Rashida Manjoo, U.N. Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, broke down and wept for a few minutes uncontrollably on Sunday during a consultative meeting here. It was attended by… Continue Reading →

#India – No country for kids” 336% hike in child rapes in 10 years #Vaw #WTFnews

336% spurt in child rape cases between 2001 and 2011 Himanshi Dhawan, TNN | Apr 21, 2013,  the heinous nature of the five-year-old child’s rape, an independent report, based on National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures, shows that India is no country… Continue Reading →

Denial of abortion is “torture,” says United Nations report #Vaw #reproductiverights

Special Rapporteur on torture Juan E. Méndez. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré by Susan Michelle Tyrell March 25, 2013, A report recently presented to the United Nations (PDF link) says that a denial of abortion can be considered torture, in line with actual methods of… Continue Reading →

Your chance to influence UN Special Rapporteur’s report on access to medicines and the right to health –

Add your voice today! We would like to encourage you to add your voices to the UN Special Rapporteur‘s report on access to medicines and the right to health. Your voices will significantly contribute to integrating women’s human rights and… Continue Reading →

Environmental activists ‘being killed at rate of one a week’

Death toll of campaigners involved in protection of forests, rivers and land has almost doubled in three years Jonathan Watts in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday June 19 2012 guardian.co.uk The struggle for the world’s remaining natural resources is becoming more… Continue Reading →

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