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Accessibility is key to empowerment: Disability activist Javed Abidi

Jul 24, 2015 07:10 AM You cannot educate or employ the disabled people with creating accessibility for them, said noted disability rights activist Javed Abidi.
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Rohingyas in Myanmar discriminated and violated

Jun 03, 2013 11:25 AM According to an independent UN human rights expert, a two-child policy aimed at Rohingya Muslims violates their human rights
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ILO removing barriers to inclusion in Bangladesh

Apr 02, 2013 07:23 AM People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.
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Udayan’s children impress French ambassador

Jul 27, 2012 07:30 AM 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.
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‘A cleft child dies 100 deaths in a day’

Jul 24, 2012 01:25 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.

Myanmar sectarian unrest displaces 52,000 people

Jun 26, 2012 07:57 AM 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.

Delhi parks: no more a child’s play

Jun 22, 2012 11:12 AM 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.
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Bangladesh putting lives of fleeing Myanmarese at risk: HRW

Jun 20, 2012 05:41 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.

Delhi’s posh market pledges to be child labour free

May 03, 2012 06:03 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.
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National consultation on protection of children from sexual abuse

Apr 27, 2012 07:16 AM 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.
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Plan International launches petition campaign for universal birth registration

Mar 22, 2012 01:07 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.
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Oscar-winning documentary reveals plight of 'disfigured' faces

Mar 16, 2012 05:21 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.
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Uncivil aviation: Air of disregard for disabled fliers

Mar 13, 2012 05:46 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.
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Is this Civil aviation?

Mar 06, 2012 12:05 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.
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Child activists defend their rights in India's Maoist belt

Feb 24, 2012 05:24 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.
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Mob burns dalit houses in Odisha

Jan 25, 2012 01:57 PM Over 30 thatched houses belonging to dalits were set afire allegedly by upper caste people at a village in India's eastern state of Odisha.
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Bangladesh's indigenous robbed of land, livelihood

Jan 03, 2012 05:48 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.
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Fighting disability stigma in Bangladesh

Dec 17, 2011 03:30 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
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Unraveling Punjab's farmer suicides

Dec 16, 2011 06:35 PM 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.
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Thousands of Indian children go missing every year

Dec 09, 2011 05:50 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.
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