Human Rights

A Tamil Movie Based On True Events Has Sparked Off An Uneasy Debate On Police Brutality

In 1983, Coimbatore-based auto driver Chandran was working as a waiter at a hotel in a village near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. One day, he and a few other labourers from Tam...

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Five Ways Tech Is Crowdsourcing Women’s Empowerment

From gathering data on street harassment in Egypt to finding respectful gynaecologists in India, technology is helping women fight discrimination Even when data is gathered...

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The Faces Of Child Poverty

Child poverty is about more than just money — it’s multidimensional. For children, poverty means being deprived of major aspects of life like nutrition, hea...

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India: Protection Of Traditional Knowledge In India

The coming into force of the Nagoya Protocol in October will have great benefits for the defence of indigenous people's rights over their resources, and strengthen India's ...

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Universal Human Rights - The Foundations Of The Global Goals

This April will mark the third anniversary of one of the world's worst industrial disasters in history. In 2013, over 1,100 workers were tragically killed during the collap...

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Dispatches: Achieving Pain Relief For Millions

In April, the United Nations General Assembly will review the international response to drugs for the first time in 18 years. An issue that has been neglected for decades &...

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Why Is Central Africa Missing From So Many Maps? 

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to you...

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India: Supreme Court Revisits “Sodomy” Law

India’s Supreme Court agreed on February 2, 2016, to hear an appeal of its2013 decision that upheld a discriminatory law criminalizing same-sex relations, Human Right...

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Ending Child Marriage

Sharon J.’s marriage at age 14 in Tanzania dashed her hopes for the future: “My dream was to study to be a journalist. Until today, when I watch news or listen ...

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World Report 2016: ‘Politics Of Fear’ Threatens Rights

In the 659-page World Report 2016, its 26th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. In his introductory essay, Executive Direc...

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August 22 2017

SIXTH SENSE? That’s Childs play.

When we think of human senses we think of eyesight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell....

August 22 2017

Mosquito Maladies

The days when malaria could be called a fatal disease are past now, but we still have...

August 22 2017