Five Concerts With A Cause We Love
When the world seems very bleak, music can light a path to hope. Few places are better suited to generate hope than at a concert with a cause.
Since the early 70s, benefit concerts have been bringing art and activism together, uniting people for worthy causes - channeling the power of solidarity for a better tomorrow. Here are five concerts with a cause that we love and that demonstrate that together, we are powerful.
Pretrial Detention – Impacts and Successes
Amnesty International India has, as a part of the advocacy work on this project, engaged with the Executive, Prisons Department and the Judiciary since June 2013 resulting in some significant impacts and successes.
5 undertrial prisoners Amnesty International India helped release
Amnesty International India (AI India) received details of his case in response to an RTI application filed in January 2014. After meeting Prajwal in Mysore Central Jail, where he was lodged, AI India researchers learnt through prison records that he had not one but 14 theft cases against him.
Prominent Journalist Killed Amid Growing Attacks On Dissent
Gauri Lankesh was never afraid of speaking truth to power. Her assassination must be thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice
Karnataka Assembly’s Sentencing Of Journalists To Prison Unjust
A resolution passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly sentencing two journalists to a year’s imprisonment for alleged defamation must be withdrawn.
Sedition case against police protest organizers must be dropped
The Karnataka state police must drop a sedition case registered against the organizers of a protest seeking better wages and living and working conditions for police personnel.
Take Injustice Personally – because the poor are locked away
“Innocent until proven guilty” is a basic principle of Indian criminal law.
Did you know that 2.5 lakh people in India are currently in jail without having been proven guilty?
Over 3200 held in administrative detention, ‘lawless laws’ must be scrapped in India
The continuing use of administrative detention laws in India to lock up persons without charge or trial violates the rights of both suspects and victims of human rights abuses.
Welcoming a new era of women’s safety in Karnataka
Many women face the threat of sexual violence & harassment every day. According to government data, of those who have faced sexual violence, 30% tell someone about their experience, but only 1 out of every 100 reports it to the police.
Holistic human rights education essential to make schools safer
Mechanisms to prevent violence against children in schools must be holistic, sustained, consistent in their intent and focused on upholding human rights
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