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International Anti- Corruption Day Dec- 9 – What can you do ?

BREAK THE CORRUPTION CHAIN People often think that they are at the mercy of corruption and that it is just a “way of life”. However, every society, sector and citizen would benefit from breaking the chain of corruption in their… Continue Reading →

India home to one in every three child brides in world

In this June 17, 2012 photo, 16-year-old Vinod of Pali village in Bihar, is seen with his 14-year-old bride Pratima. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar About 27 per cent of women aged 20 to 49 years were married before age 15 in… Continue Reading →

U N Head Ban Ki-moon criticises Mulayam’s ‘boys will be boys’ remark

U.S., U.N. wade into rape row   SUHASINI HAIDAR APUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticised the statements of Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh in an oblique reference, saying: “We say no to the dismissive, destructive attitude of ‘boys will be… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Human Rights Day- 20th Anniversary

By Frances Astbury On 10 December 1948, world leaders congregated at the United Nations General Assembly to affirm the principles which have remained at the very heart of the human rights movement for over six decades. In adopting the Universal Declaration… Continue Reading →

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 →

Press Release- UK’s longstanding opposItion to #deathpenalty #abolishDP

Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi highlights the UK’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances. Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said: Today is World Day Against the Death Penalty 2013, an occasion to highlight the UK’s longstanding… Continue Reading →

Canada has NO place for poor Activists from India #discrimination #mustread

Y Monday, 07 October 2013 | Moushumi Basu | New Delhi   It was a moment of rare honour for Sabitri Patra and Gopal Chandra Mandal — two conservationists from remote villages near Niyamgiri hills and Sunderbans in Odisha and… Continue Reading →

India, Pakistan holding peace summit in New York

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press, 28 September 2013, UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A meeting of the Pakistani and Indian prime ministers in New York this weekend is a fresh chance for one leader to push for peace on the subcontinent… Continue Reading →

United Nations to discuss abolition of #deathpenalty by June end: Ban Ki-moon

Press Trust of India | Updated: June 14, 2013 08:21 IST United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the growing momentum against capital punishment, while voicing concern that a some countries continue to impose the death penalty, often in… Continue Reading →

Marking a New Dawn – Historic Arms Trade Treaty Signed at U.N

By Lucy WestcottReprint | Anna MacDonald of Control Arms speaks at the start of the ceremony for the signing of the Arms Trade Treaty at United Nations headquarters in New York, Jun. 3, 2013. Credit: Keith Bedford/INSIDER IMAGES (UNITED STATES) UNITED NATIONS,… Continue Reading →

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