Human Rights

Gay Rights Are Human Rights

The human rights of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) people have reached centre stage. Curative petitions have been referred to a Constitution Bench with...

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Human Rights To Be Part Of School Curriculum In Karnataka

School students will, in all likelihood, be studying a new chapter from the coming academic year. Heeding to the request of the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC)...

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Going Mainstream In Including Disabled People In Development

Across the world, 1 in 7 people has a disability and 80 percent live in developing countries. Many people with disabilities face discrimination and stigma in their everyday li...

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The Crippling Thing About Growing Up Poor That Stays With You Forever

Poverty has a way of rearing its ugly head, slipping into the cracks in people's lives when they're young and then re-emerging later in life. Sometimes it happens in ways that...

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Rural Households Have Higher Debt Than Urban Counterparts: NSSO Report

A new survey by the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) shows that rural households have higher debts than their urban counterparts. At the same time, an urban househol...

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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 Tamil ...

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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 by...

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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, health...

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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 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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There she goes… changing gears and riding bikes!

Riding motorcycles have always been the ‘men’ thing. Yet, in the last few ye...

March 19 2019

‘Think beyond, solve different’, ways to end the Climate woes

The world is burning and many people across the world are seeking bolder action on clima...

March 18 2019

Children with disabilities more exposed to abuse and violence

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet spoke at a Human Rights Co...

March 15 2019