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Landless poor marching to claim their rights

Over 25,000 people are marching 350 kilometres from Gwalior to Delhi, the Indian capital, asking for equal rights to land, forest and water. The Janadesh 2007 campaign focuses on restoring people's self-worth and dignity through issues about their livelihood resources. Jonathan Weedon, an Ekta Parishad volunteer from Scotland shares some of his experiences on the long march to liberty and equity.

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UNMC report on grassroots voices

The report, People’s Voices on MDGs 2007 highlights key policy areas, common obstacles, as well as MDG progress among countries in the South and Southeast Asia regions from the civil society perspective.

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Thousands of landless in support of MDGs

Over 25,000 people danced, sang and walked, carrying flags, banners and posters in support of the MDGs at the north Indian city of Mathura. These poor, landless people are on a march to the capital to claim their rights from the government.

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South Asian countries off track in meeting MDGs

Most countries in South Asia are lagging far behind, when it comes to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the target year 2015, says a report released earlier this week.

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Pakistan’s monster banner to unfurl failed MDG promises

Over 3,000 labourers signed on a monster banner to remind the Pakistan government of its promises to eradicate poverty and other MDG goals. The 10 km banner, patched together from smaller bits of cloth, will carry 1.5 million signatures to be unfurled in Bahawalpur on October 17.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar supports campaign

His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has confirmed his support and participation in Stand Up and Speak Out 2007. He will mobilize people across the globe to raise their voices and take action against poverty.

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Tribunal charges World Bank with gross abuse of human rights

TRIBUNAL CHARGES BANK WITH SERIOUS VIOLATION OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOVEREIGNTY World Bank Officials Refuse to be Held Accountable

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IMF forced to retreat in Bangladesh

Following series of roundtables with civil society groups (PFM members like CPD, BUP, SUPRO, VOICE, Action Aid and Bangladesh Economic Association)) who severely criticized the World Bank and IMF policies, the Bangladesh Government has decided not to concede to IMF pressure and declared its stance against signing the controversial Policy Support Instrument (PSI).

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World Bank under scanner in Indian capital

The Independent Peoples Tribunal on the World Bank Group in India got underway at New Delhi today at a packed auditorium at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The 4 day event is being organised by a coalition of over 60 groups in collaboration with the JNU Students Union and Teachers Association.

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Human waste creating a stink in Sri Lanka

Personal hygiene may be taken seriously by the people; yet toilet waste is finding its way into water bodies. Public indifference and a lack of action are creating a serious health hazard in the city of Colombo and rural areas.

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Afghanistan celebrates International Day of Peace

The Taliban has promised to support the immunization drive against polio on the International Day of Peace, which falls on September 21st, by letting the vaccinators do their job. As guns fall silent, the people of Afghanistan will celebrate peace in a series of activities planned across the country.

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Conditions of Work and Promotion of Livelihoods in the Unorganised Sector

This article examines the Commission's Report in the light of the prevailing conditions in the unorganised sector, the proposals of the present government articulated in its Common Minimum Programme and the national and international directives and commitments on ensuring decent conditions of work, minimum wages, promoting employment and enterprise in the unorganised sector.

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International Day of the Disappeared- Number of missing people continues to rise: HRCP

August 30 marks the International Day of the Disappeared; it an annual commemoration to draw attention for those who have been subjected to forced disappearances. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has shown concern for the rising number of missing people in the country.

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Amnesty International India releases handbook to stamp out torture

On 30 August 2007, Amnesty International India released a handbook to stamp out torture entitled A World Without Torture. To discuss torture in India, was a panel consisting of experts and leaders of human rights related organizations in India.

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Tribals hit by cholera outbreak in India

A cholera outbreak has hit parts of Orissa, India in the wake of massive flooding, following South Asia's worst monsoon season in living memory. Local sources have told ActionAid that nearly 250 people have died in Koraput, Rayagada and Kalahadi, more than double the official death toll of 115.

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Book on sustainable agriculture launched

Sustainet - Sustainable Agricultural Information Network, launched a book “Sustainable Agriculture: A Pathway out of Poverty for India’s Rural Poor” at a city hotel in August 2007.

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South Asia suffers ‘worst floods in living memory’

According to the United Nations, the north India, Nepal and Bangladesh suffer their worst flooding in a century. Some 20 million people are believed to be affected in all three countries. The unprecedented torrential rains in also inviting diseases like malaria, encephalitis and gastroenteritis.

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Asserting for transparency

Shakuntala Meena, 25, from Karauli district of Rajasthan, is a young Pradhan of Sapotra Panchayat Samiti asserting for “transparency safeguards” in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA).

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Rich-poor gap widens in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, People’s Forum on MDGs (PFM) and its partners organized a series of activities to mark July 7, 2007 as a day for coordinated global action to remind governments and all stakeholders to keep their promise to end poverty and create a safer and more equitable world.

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India way behind in achieving MDGs

The mid-point to the 2015 deadline, 07.07.07, for meeting the Millennium Development Goals is just around the corner. NGOs worldwide are gearing up to press governments for faster action. In India, the UN Millennium Campaign and other civil society organizations are pushing the ruling UPA government to meet the MDG targets.

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