Human Rights Blog

Fighting for pride and our citizenship

Jun 23, 2021

Dayana Blanco is the Director of NHRF's grantee Ilex Acción Jurídica, an organisation of Afro-descendant women lawyers working for social justice. Read Dayana's blog about the situation of LGBTQIA+ rights in Colombia.

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Our life, our pride

Jun 21, 2021 - Umesh P., initiator and leader of the Praxis Jeeva project, and Anita Cheria, NHRF's local consultant in India.

The journey to fulfill the rights of LGBTIQ people in India has been a combination of legal battles, policy changes, and personal and collective journeys of assertion and solidarity. The communities' struggle for a caring, legitimate safe space in the society continues, and this year’s Pride Month is more important than ever.

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Enforced disappearances: A chronic human rights violation in Pakistan

Jun 03, 2021 - Zulfiqar Shah, human rights and labour rights expert based in Karachi, Pakistan.

Enforced disappearances are one of the major human rights concerns in Pakistan. While more than 7000 complaints of enforced disappearances have been reported in Pakistan since 2011, the real number might be much higher.

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Modern slavery in India: Patterns of patriarchy, politics, and “progress”

May 28, 2021 - Anita Cheria, NHRF's local consultant in India, and Winnu Das, editor and lawyer.

18 million people are currently living in modern forms of slavery in India. Read the blog about the issue, written by Anita Cheria and Winnu Das, which includes a brief checklist to stakeholders that wishes to engage in change.

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Persecution of union activists - an increasing trend in Colombia

May 04, 2021 - Viviana Colorado López, Human Rights Coordinator, Escuela Nacional Sindical.

In Colombia, anti-union violence continues to be a serious obstacle to the consolidation of peace, the freedom to unionise, the defense of human rights and democratic guarantees.

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Caste-Hate Speech – A Culture of Silence and Violence

Apr 21, 2021 - Ritwajit Das, Membership Coordinator, International Dalit Solidarity Network

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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