Top Three Reasons You Should Be At Backdoors 2018
We are proud to collaborate with The Humming Tree to bring you Backdoors 2018. Backdoors is a music festival that’s about entertainment, education and empowerment through music. This year, the festival aims to bring people together to stand up against gender based violence. Here’s why you should be at Backdoors 2018!
The alternative to hanging
There is a real and workable alternative to hanging, and it is to not hang.
It was reporting to the Supreme Court which wants the “dynamic progress made in modern science to adopt painless methods of causing death”, according to the report in The Hindu. The government has come back to say that “lethal injections are unworkable and often fail. There is of course no painless method of killing a human being. There is a real and workable alternative to hanging, and it is to not hang.
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.
Standing up for the rights of Dalits and Adivasis in 2018
In 2018, we at Amnesty International India will expand our gender based violence programme to highlight the prevalence of sexual violence and abuse perpetrated against Dalit women and girls, in order to gather evidence regarding the implementation of the Prevention of Atrocities Act. Through our business and human rights programme we will continue to look into the issue of wrongful dispossession of Adivasi land without free, prior, and informed consent, which is a crime defined under the same Act.
The human rights lies of Coal India Limited
Coal India’s sustainability reports for 2015-16 and 2014-15 also feature the same line: “We don’t have any reported case of human rights violation”.
Chhattisgarh police should help Governments by helping Scheduled Tribes
P. S. Krishnan is a Former Secretary with the Government of India
Atrocities on STs are committed typically by misuse of the forest, police and revenue departments by persons from powerful castes, and increasingly corporates, who deprive them of their lands and other resources.
Reshaping the Adivasi Struggle for Land Rights in Raigarh: dispossession without consent is a crime
For decades, India’s Adivasis have borne the brunt of development-induced displacement. A range of protective laws have not prevented them from having their lands taken, their livelihoods destroyed, and their rights trampled on.
Volunteers Help Refugees Survive While Europe’s Leaders Still Search For Solutions
Konstantinos, a volunteer, looks away as he shares this story with me. Locals on the Greek island of Kos call him ‘The Hardcore One’, because he juggles two jobs with daily deliveries of food, supplies and support for refugees.
The Policeman Said: Why Don’t You Tell Me What Gaalis He Whispers in Your Ear?
I edit a newspaper in Banda, Uttar Pradesh called Khabar Lahariya. Our 15 reporters across UP are all women.
What An 18 Year Old Thinks About The Juvenile Justice Bill
The Union Government could soon determine how the tomorrows of teenagers accused of serious crimes will look.
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