Human Rights

Human Rights News Stories from 2018

From discrimination of LGBT to drugs – human rights issues and stories have never grown old. Every day, we hear issues related to human rights in some way or the other. ...

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Commemorating 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris,...

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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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Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu

It is to the credit of Subhrajit Mitra and his creative and technical team that Avijatri...

April 12 2021

The Woman in White

Film historian Dhruv Somani re-assesses Raj Khosla’s iconic suspense-filled Woh Ka...

April 11 2021

Explaining the lockdown to children

Family members talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about the innovative ways they used to ex...

April 10 2021