MDG Plus: Social Justice
Jul 24, 2015 12:40 PM
You cannot educate or employ the disabled people with creating accessibility for them, said noted disability rights activist Javed Abidi.
[South Asia] [Disability] [Sustainable Development] [India]
Apr 02, 2013 12:53 PM
People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
[Bangladesh] [South Asia] [Inclusion] [ILO] [Disability]
Jul 27, 2012 01:00 PM
It was double the happiness for Udayan Care, an Indian NGO working for children, with the French ambassador visiting their home and the NGO getting an international grant on July 26, 2012.
[India] [South Asia] [Children]
Jul 24, 2012 06:55 PM The Smile Train, a distinct global charity, aims to remove the cleft that comes in the way of a smile. Its mandate is to treat cleft lips and cleft palates to help people live a fuller life—one of dignity and happiness. Rahul Kumar speaks to Satish Kalra, Regional Director, The Smile Train, South Asia.
Jun 26, 2012 01:27 PM According to UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), many people could remain displaced for three months or longer. The government says more than 2,000 homes have been destroyed, and most of the displaced people are now being housed in schools and religious buildings.
Jun 22, 2012 04:42 PM
Pragya, an eleven-year-old Delhi girl, is waging a relentless battle against a Resident Welfare Association (RWA) to access a neighbourhood park. This park where she has been playing since her childhood, has of late, become inaccessible for her after the RWA of a neighbouring locality walled the park gates adjacent to her house.
[Human rights] [Discrimination] [Delhi Girl, Delhi Child Rights] [India] [Health] [Gender] [Education] [Children]
Jun 20, 2012 11:11 AM Human Right Watch has expressed shock over Bangladesh’s state of inaction in providing assistance to the asylum seeking refugees from Myanmar. Bill Frelick, refugees director at HRW said it was tragic that Bangladesh made forced returns on the World Refugee Day. Bangladesh should abide by its obligations under international law not to return Rohingya fleeing violence in Burma, Human Rights Watch said.
May 03, 2012 11:33 AM
A campaign launched by NGO CHETNA and Save the Children has inspired the police and traders of Lajpat Nagar market in Delhi, India, to transform the market into a child-labour free zone. There are over 12.6 million children under the age of 14 engaged in child labour in the country of which 40,000 are in Delhi, says a national survey.
[South Asia] [Child Labour] [India]
Apr 27, 2012 12:46 PM
The National Consultation on Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in India, is going to be held on 27 - 28 April 2012 in New Delhi, India.
[Exploitation] [South Asia] [India] [Children]
Mar 22, 2012 06:37 PM
After starting the Count Every Child birth registration campaign in 2005, Plan International, has now launched a petition campaign to make universal birth registration a global priority.
[Human rights] [Children]
Mar 16, 2012 10:51 AM
Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has taken the tale of constant struggle and survival of victims of acid attacks to international audiences through her Oscar winning documentary.
[Gender] [South Asia] [Pakistan]
Mar 13, 2012 11:16 AM
A meeting called to address the issue of disabled air travelers by the civil aviation ministry proves to be a fiasco as most airlines and even the ministry of social justice stay away.
[India] [South Asia] [Disability] [Rights]
Mar 06, 2012 05:35 PM
In a shocking reply to a RTI query, the Airports Authority of India points to a bunch of directives that say it is okay to ill-treat disabled passengers at airports.
[India] [Disability] [South Asia]
Feb 24, 2012 10:54 AM
In the Maoist stronghold in India’s Eastern state of Bihar, 'Bal Bandhus' or 'Friends of children' are mobilising communities to protect the rights of the children and convincing their parents to send them to schools.
[Rights] [Activism] [India] [South Asia] [Children] [Conflict]
Jan 03, 2012 11:18 AM
The minority Hindu tribal population in Bangladesh is facing land grabbing with the government evading its responsibilities to ensure land rights of indigenous groups.
[South Asia] [Poverty] [Bangladesh] [Minorities]
Dec 17, 2011 09:00 AM
People with disability in Bangladesh, who make around 10% of the population, still fight discrimination at home, society and workplace with little support from the government
[South Asia] [Disability] [Bangladesh]
Dec 17, 2011 12:05 AM
In an email-interview, author Inderjeet Singh Jaijee talks to OneWorld about his latest book, Debt and Death in Rural India, drawing from the research of his late daughter to uncover the not-so-popular story of farmers’ suicides in the affluent north Indian state of Punjab.
[Poverty] [South Asia] [India] [Agriculture]
Dec 09, 2011 11:20 AM
Over eleven children go missing in India each hour and at least four of them are never found, reveals a report by a child rights organisation. Most of these children are driven into child labour and brothels.
[South Asia] [India] [Children] [Rights]