Human Rights

Human Rights

How Children are Trafficked and Sold into Bonded Labour in India

By Aarthi Gunnupuri

18-year-old Adhir Pasvan from the east Indian state of Bihar, was trafficked and turned into a slave at a shoe manufacturing unit 1200 miles away from home. According to government reports, an astonishing 100,000 children go missing in India every year and many of them are never found.

Child Labour in India: The Missing Data & The Informal Economy

By Harris Zargar

Despite various efforts, child labour in India is still a common practice. Poverty forces children to seek jobs in undisclosed service sector and many are forced into prostitution, while many other become victims of human trafficking.
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Xenophobia is the New Apartheid

By Winston Mwale Incensed with the on-going brutal and barbaric xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Civil Society Organizations in Malawi have presented a petition to the South African High Commissioner to the country, Cassandra Mbuyane Mokone. Reports have it that 2 Malawians have been killed in the xenophobic attacks so far.
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The fight for Justice- Human Rights Defenders in Mexico

It is difficult to explain to those outside of the country, but what is currently happening in Mexico is a situation of a structural violence towards the indigenous communities, as well as against human rights advocates and defenders, social leaders and journalists, says Mexico's human rights activist Alejandra Ancheita.
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“Human Trafficking is Not Just a Third World Problem”

Leeches, a short movie recently produced and premiered in the UK emphasizes that human trafficking is not just a third world problem. The movie was inspired by the director Lalit Bhusal's own observations during his stints, first in India and later in the United Kingdom.
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Gang Rape Cases in Afghanistan: Healing the Broken Bone

By Sayed Jalal Of course there used to be occasional rape cases in Afghanistan, but the recent trends, in a very ugly and overt way, reveal the darker side of a traditional patriarchal society. These trends also tell us that social morality is in sharp decline. From juvenile rapes by Mullas (Religious scholar) in mosques (Masjid), to rape of daughters by fathers and animal rapes.

“Poverty Brings Hutus and Tutsis Together in Rwanda”

To the outside world, Rwanda still exhibits an image of genocide, massacres and ethnic tensions, however, things are changing fast within the country. Rapid economic growth followed...

What do children play in the Colombian conflict?

By LAURA D. ORTIZ/GSDM  According to the Happy Planet Index in 2012, Colombia is positioned as the 3rd happiest country in the world. The HPI results, that...

Child Marriages In Bangladesh: Will There Ever Be An End?

Child marriages in Bangladesh are still a sad reality, despite several efforts from different organizations for decades. Will it ever end anyway?

Press Freedom in Burundi: A Shrinking Space

by James Belgrave Burundi, a country praised in recent years for its free and dynamic press and active civil society, is witnessing a worrying deterioration...