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Accessibility barriers and insufficient support services key hurdles for persons with disabilities: ILO Future of Work Report paints a bleak picture, urges immediate remedial measures

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has just released a report that highlights how challenges to participation in the workforce make persons with disabilities vulnerable to poverty and social exclusion. The report titled Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities is a joint publication by the ILO Global Business and Disability Network and the ONCE…

The High Level Committee’s Report on Socio-economic, Health and Educational Status of Tribal Communities of India (May 29, 2014) Committee headed by Prof. Virginius Xaxa

In August 2014, the Prime Minister’s Office constituted a High-Level Committee (HLC) with Prof. Virginius Xaxa as Chairperson. In its Terms of Reference (TOR), the Committee was mandated “to examine the socioeconomic, educational and health status of tribal communities and recommend appropriate interventional measures to improve the same”. The Report comprises thematic sections based on…

CJP helps Detention Camp victim’s son resume education Biki Dey was forced to drop out after his father Subrata died in May 2018

Biki Dey, the son of Subrata Dey who passed away under mysterious circumstances in the Goalpara detention camp last year, had to discontinue his education due to the financial misfortune that befell the family after Subrata’s death. But now, with a little help from our allies the Bharatiya Nagorik Adhikar Suraksha Manch, we at CJP…

Thousands of Rohingya children at risk of becoming a “lost generation”: UN

According to the United Nations, Rohingya refugee children who do not have access to proper education in refugee camps in Bangladesh are at risk of becoming a “lost generation,” the Thomson Reuters Foundation reported. A recent report from UNICEF said that the “lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh…

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