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March 3-International Sex Workers Rights Day- demand for decriminalisation of Sex work #Vaw #Womenrights

March 3, 2013,  Kamayani Bali Mahabal The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee,… Continue Reading →

Pakistan’s human rights review: Internet censorship comes under scrutiny

By The Express Tribune Published: November 3, 2012 Netherlands asks Islamabad to remove restrictions on internet access. PHOTO: FILE KARACHI: As part of a review of Pakistan’s human rights standing, the Netherlands has recommended that Pakistan remove restrictions on internet access…. Continue Reading →

I Have Repeatedly Received Death Threats – Frederica Jansz, former editor-in-chief of the Sunday Leader

By Nilantha Ilangamuwa 22 September, 2012 Srilankaguardian.org Founder hacked to death in daylight , his successor sacked ; the future of the “Sunday Leader” questioned  (September 21, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Here is an exclusive interview with the former editor-in-chief of the Sunday Leader , Frederica… Continue Reading →

India should accept UN recommendation to repeal AFSPA: Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK: A leading human rights group today asked India to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, impose a moratorium on the death penalty and accept other recommendations of UN member states to address the country’s “most serious human rights… Continue Reading →

There’s much to answer on human rights for India

4th June 2012, Pioneer India did not have many convincing replies to questions that it faced at a recently held UN human rights meet. Its representative was either evasive or simply did not respond to specific queries on caste and… Continue Reading →

Constructive Engagement Still Elusive at India’s Second Universal Periodic Review at the UN

New Delhi, May 29, 2012 India’s human rights record was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) under the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 May 2012 in Geneva. The review was marked by a general… Continue Reading →

Trapped after being forced to say ‘I do’

ARUNA KASHYAP Child brides are not criminals. They cannot be compared to children accused of committing crimes. Anyone who hears a story of a girl forced into marriage before she turned 18 will tell you that she had little choice… Continue Reading →

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