Human Rights

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 alr...

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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 collapse ...

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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 &nda...

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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 your h...

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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 Rights W...

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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 to ...

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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 Director...

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What Data Can Do to Fight Poverty

IF social scientists and policy makers have learned anything about how to help the world’s poorest people, it’s not to trust our intuitions or anecdotal evidence a...

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Why 2016 Is The Year To Shake Up Humanitarian Funding

Some say the system to fund the humanitarian response to conflicts and disasters is broken beyond repair. Some say it just needs a tweak. But everyone agrees, global humanitar...

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Is This The Generation That Eradicates Extreme Poverty?

The year 2015 was a once in a generation event for the world’s citizens and for the planet. In one year, a new blueprint was created to tackle the world’s thornies...

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Rohit Shetty to WWI's Student: “Have no fear and follow your heart.”

Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s premier Film, Communication, and Creat...

January 22 2019

Exercise and activity can preserve brain cells and prevent Dementia

Researchers have found that people who move around more and are active have shaper brain...

January 22 2019

National Museum of Indian Cinema inaugurated in Mumbai

In the recent days, Bollywood celebrities were flying on and off for a meeting with the ...

January 22 2019