Hartal is one of deadliest weapons in Bangladesh used to press political demands. The most common phenomena associated with hartals are violence, deaths, injuries, and people burned alive. In recent weeks, during hartals by the opposition parties, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the Jamat-e-Islami (JI), dozens of people were burned and many more dozens suffered injuries from attacks by pickets. The…Continue
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Bangladesh is increasingly becoming a dangerous place for minority communities. On November 2, 2013, Muslim thugs attacked Hindus, who constitute 8% of Bangladesh population, in the districts of Pabna and Lalmonirhat. Another minority group, the Bhuddists, who form 1% of total population, came under gruesome attacks from religious zealots in the district of Cox’s Bazaar from…Continue
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If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.
The journalist Elizabeth Dickinson has a vital new e-single: Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring. It is a compelling, fast paced read about a tragedy, a government coverup and a family's quest for justice. I'm biased because I served as the publisher, but you don't have to…Continue
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Realistically, we should remember that some people celebrated the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001, with glee.
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August 28 is a day to revere. Fifty years ago on that day, thousands of Americans marched on Washington, D.C., to protest racial discrimination and forced inequality in the U.S.
Civil Rights March on Washington,…Continue
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In the early part of year two-thousand-thirteen, Ms. Soumya Vilekar and I discovered each other through our respective writings. At that time I was an author at Word Press under the ownership of ' Blood Ink Diary' - a narrative of my inner and outer…Continue
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Interview with Juan Carlos Botero
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Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013
The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 8 - 19 July 2013.
The theme of this year’s academy is ‘Obligations of States’
Online registration is open until 5 May 2013.
You can view the detailed programme here.…
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Calling out to future human rights defenders: only 5 days left to apply to E.MA!
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is accepting applications for the 17th…Continue
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You probably know what V-E and V-J Days are—Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan at the end of World War II. But it is simply V-day that may prove the more important day in the long-run.
V-Day represents a global movement to end violence against women and girls. It works on a grassroots level to raise consciousness, change laws, fund rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, and educate people in more than 140 countries from A (America) to Z (Zambia).
You can help.…Continue
Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on January 29, 2013 at 10:51pm — No Comments
The roots of the current U.S. culture of violence extend back to the unprecedented violence unleashed on this continent by European settlers in the 17th century. With the impunity that came with access to guns, belief in a God who favored them over others, and readily available justifications for violence, the settlers undertook a genocide of the native peoples.
The heavy hand of this culture of violence has always descended more heavily on some victims than others—not just…Continue
On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…Continue
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Do you know it is International Peace Day on Friday 21st September?
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By guest author Dr. Dahlia Wasfi
On August 27, 2012, the US Marine Corps announced “non-judicial administrative punishments” for several Marines videotaped urinating on three dead bodies in Afghanistan.…Continue
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As Peace Day is nearly upon us, we at Pax Populi want to express our admiration and support for the brave and noble peacemakers of Afghanistan.
We believe in a peaceful Afghanistan and are calling for an…Continue
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In 2012, International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) global will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In its sixty years of existence, the IPPF has grown from a federation of eight founding member organizations in 8 countries with an initial budget of $ 5 000…Continue
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Whilst it has been a somewhat silent history, Australia is no stranger to torture. As torture was employed on a regular basis against convicts brought to Australia, it was also inflicted on Aboriginal communities from 1788 and beyond. There are some horrific stories of broken bodies and unimaginable cruelty that have understandably been lost in history. However, this is the nature of torture; it inflicts silent suffering on its victims. When someone is tortured, their very humanity is…Continue
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