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इस नए साल का डर से नहीं हिम्मत से स्वागत करें महिलाएं नए साल की पूर्व संध्या पर यौन उत्पीड़न या हमले के शिकार होने वाली महिलाओं के लिए आसान प्रावधान

नए साल की शाम अक्सर भारत में महिलाओं के लिए बुरी यादें छोड़ जाती है. हालांकि 2016 में बेंगलुरु में महिलाओं से हुई सामूहिक छेड़छाड़ अभी भी हमारी याददाश्त में ताजा है, मुंबई, जो शहर अपने अपेक्षाकृत सुरक्षित माहौल के लिए जाना जाता है, वहां भी ऐसी घटनाएं हुई थी. भारत में यौन उत्पीड़न और बलात्कार के…

Not a Damsel in Distress Community Resource: Tips for women facing sexual harassment or assault

*** This resource was first published on Dec 31, 2017 as a ready reckoner for women facing sexual harassment on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve often ends badly for women revelers in India. While the mass molestation of women in Bangalore in 2016 is still fresh in public memory, there have been similar incidents…

Plight of the Stateless Rohingya People A Timeline of their history and exodus

The Rohingya people have been living a ‘stateless’ existence for several years now. Originally residents of the Arakan region in Rakhine province of Myanmar, many have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh and even India due to persecution at the hands of the Buddhist majority government. Many Rohingya have…

South Korea, Japan at odds over “comfort women”

The Guardian reported that South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said in a statement that the country’s 2015 deal with Japan on the issue of “comfort women” was “seriously flawed” and “cannot solve” the countries’ longtime disagreement on the issue. “Comfort women” is a term used to refer to the several thousand women and girls, largely from the…

Tibetan filmmaker escapes from China to arrive in US

The Guardian reported that Dhondup Wangchen, a Tibetan filmmaker and activist, received political asylum in the United States following an “arduous and risky escape” from China. Dhondup Wangchen was convicted of subversion, and, according to Reuters, was imprisoned in 2009 in China’s Qinghai province after he filmed a documentary featuring ordinary Tibetans praising the Dalai Lama, and saying…

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मानवाधिकारों का संघर्ष बहुत पुराना है, लेकिन सोशल मीडिया ने इसमें नई जान डाल दी है। आइये जानते हैं कि इस सन्दर्भ में प्रसिद्ध मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ताओं कि क्या राय है।   नर्मदा बचाओ आन्दोलन तथा आदिवासियों के जल-जंगल-ज़मीन के लिए हो रहे कई संघर्षों से जुड़ी मेधा पाटकर जी का मनना है कि देश भर…

China: Man given five years’ imprisonment for operating VPN

The Guardian last week reported that Wu Xiangyang of China has been given a prison sentence of five and a half years for operating a virtual private network (VPN), which allows users to access websites like Facebook and Google that are typically blocked by China’s censorship infrastructure. Wu was also fined 500,000 yuan, which amounted…

Aung San Suu Kyi “avoided” discussing rape of Rohingya when meeting UN official

Pramila Patten, the United Nations’ Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, visited Myanmar earlier this month to discuss the Rohingya crisis with the government. The Guardian was able to see a letter Patten sent to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, which indicated that Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor, did not engage in “any…

Young Rohingya refugees are heading families

The United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR, in a story titled ‘Orphaned Rohingya children forced to grow up too fast’, has featured teenager Rohingya children who have been compelled to take on the responsibility of their siblings, having lost their parents. UNHCR said “some 650,000” Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh, and that it believes children…

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