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“We want to know where they are”

Enforced disappearance is a global problem, and one that is often governed by a single principle: to cause fear among the population. The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances is an opportunity to recognize the human rights defenders who support families and friends of forcibly disappeared persons in their search for the truth.

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The International fight for gender equality and decent work in the context of COVID-19

On May 21 2021, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and the Norwegian Confederation for Trade Unions (LO) organised a webinar exploring gender equality and workers rights and the impact of COVID-19.

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Caste-Hate Speech – A Culture of Silence and Violence

Caste-based discrimination affects more than 260 million Dalits worldwide. Caste-hate speech is currently on the rise across different social media platforms, and should be acknowledged as a specific form of hate.

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#IDefendRights: Eliminating caste discrimination

In his I Defend Rights story, Human and Dalit Rights Defender Ritwajit Das talks about why he stays motivated to fight against caste oppression.

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Pakistan’s disposable labour needs attention

The Global Slavery Index estimates that 3,186,000 people are held in modern forms of slavery in Pakistan, ranking the country at 8th place among the world’s 167 nations with the highest prevalence of modern slavery. The most common form of modern slavery prevalent in Pakistan is bonded labour, mainly in agriculture and brick kilns sectors (production of bricks).

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International Domestic Workers Day: The work of WISE in Pakistan

On the International Domestic Workers Day of June 16, the NHRF wants to highlight the crucial work our grantee Women in Struggle for Empowerment (WISE) does to support domestic workers. Domestic workers are often part of informal working sectors, like in Pakistan, where many women and girls end up being trapped in abusive work conditions which in many cases may amount to modern forms of slavery.

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