Human Rights

UN Security Council meets to discuss Impact of War on People with Disabilities

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into force in May 2008, and has so far been signed by 130 countries. It enshrines the human rights of persons...

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Bonita Mabo, Indigenous Rights Activist, dies at 75

Prominent Indigenous and South Sea Islander activist Bonita Mabo has died. She was an Australian educator and activist for Aboriginal Australians, Torres S...

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Will Life ever return to Normal for these Families displaced by War in Yemen?

Yemen is the world’s single largest humanitarian crisis. Hunger is constant. The besieged port city of Hodeida in Yemen has become a “ghost town”. ...

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India can lead the way in defanging the Defamation Laws

Women in India are fighting for their workplace equality and dignity. The recent issue of the hashtag #MeToo has ousted some powerful men in the Indian media and entertainment...

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‘Terrorism a grave threat to Humanity’, India at the UN General Assembly

Terrorism is the most serious violation of human rights said India at the UN, urging the global community to take a resolute action against the menace in all its forms and man...

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Agricultural Workers are the World’s Hungriest, says UN Expert

“Agricultural workers are among the worlds most hungry and are largely excluded from national legal protective frameworks”, the UN Special Rapporteur Hilal Elver o...

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UK’s Human Rights Watchdog supports de-medicalising of the Gender Recognition Process

According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a person wishing to change gender doesn’t require a gender recognition certificate. The equality watchdog opposes ...

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‘East West Street’: A Musical on Human Rights

The 92nd Street Y’s Tisch Centre for the Arts is all set to launch the North American premier of East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil. The performance will mark the...

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NE Activist honoured with the International Award for Human Rights

Binalakshmi Nepram is an author, humanitarian and female activist for the advocacy of gender rights and women-led disarmament movements with the objective of arresting gu...

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Respect Forest Rights of Indigenous People and Communities

Strengthening community forest rights is an essential strategy to reduce billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, making it an effective way for governments to meet climate goa...

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'Jose' is Best Narrative Feature Film at KAHISH MIQFF 2019, 'The Booth' is Best Indian Narrative Short Film

Guatemalan movie 'Jose' won top honours at the 10th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer F...

June 19 2019

Elevate 2K19: Over 20 speakers took stage to explore different varieties of Storytelling

Asian Centre for Entertainment Education and its flagship program The Third Eye launched...

June 18 2019

RIP Journalism

‘The vast wasteland of TV is not interested in producing a better mousetrap but in pro...

June 18 2019