Human Rights

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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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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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