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Control child trafficking, says India's apex court
Feb 02, 2010 Fearing that India might emerge as the hub of child sex abuse, the Supreme Court last week asked the government to deal sternly with criminals and recommended a separate police wing to tackle the problem. The decision was given in response to a PIL filed by a child rights NGO.
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Rural educators face tough times in India
Feb 24, 2010 Even after the government’s effort to increase the number of educators in schools in a north Indian state, the state of primary education remains distressing. With half of the new appointees being women, the long and unsafe journey is affecting their social life and future prospects in the school.
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India's ship-breaking yards remain unsafe
Jan 28, 2010 A UN official, after examining the waste disposal system in ship-breaking yards in India, has criticised the health and safety standards employed for workers. It has recommended a national plan for safe management of toxic products and upgradation of medical and sanitation facilities.
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World turning hostile for journalists
May 21, 2009 Journalists all over the world are facing an increased security threat, making it difficult for them to cover events in conflict zones. According to International News Safety Institute as many as 28 journalists have been killed so far this year.
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Curfew adding to the woes of civilians in Pakistan
May 29, 2009 Human Rights Watch has criticised the Pakistan government for keeping people indoors without any food, water or medicines in Swat Valley for past ten days. Local population is facing tough time due to the ongoing battle between Taliban militants and the army.
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Migrants from Afghanistan multiplying in the west
Jun 05, 2009 Facing insecurity and lack of economic opportunities at home, young Afghans are increasingly resorting to costly and perilous illegal migration to European and other developed countries. A UNHCR report says around 18,000 asylum-seekers have registered in as many as 44 countries in the West last year.
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Talks to repatriate Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu
Aug 02, 2012 The Sri Lankan government plans to initiate bilateral consultations with India with regard to the issue of repatriating Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu.
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Ensuring women's safety in India's capital
Nov 26, 2009 Cities in India have become extremely unsafe for women. To create safer public spaces for women and to sensitise people, the Delhi Government launched the ‘Safe Delhi Campaign’, in association with UNIFEM, UN Habitat and Jagori in New Delhi yesterday.
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Caught in the crossfire
Feb 18, 2010 In India’s northeastern states of Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur violent conflicts have led to serious violations of the rights of ordinary people, especially women and children, writes K S Subramanian.
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World's most dangerous places for women
Jun 17, 2011 The International Danger Poll from Thomson Reuters Foundation lists the world's most dangerous countries for women. Afghanistan tops the poll, while Pakistan and India follow close with third and fourth positions respectively.
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HCL offers single window solution to Indian schools
Aug 27, 2009 HCL's new learning solution DigiSchool will help school management with content management, lesson planning, a digital multimedia library and bus-tracking system for student safety. The new software was launched at the ongoing eINDIA conference at Hyderabad.
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Geotagging sea turtles
Mar 08, 2010 The first-ever satellite telemetry tagging of an Olive Ridley in India’s southern coast will aid scientists across the world to study the marine turtle behaviour and ecology. A GPS transmitter cemented onto a turtle named Sumitha has successfully helped to track the migratory paths, further boosting the conservation efforts.
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One billion creative ways of rising
Feb 24, 2013 Hundreds of Indian women and men gathered for the ‘Day of Rising’ in the heart of the national capital – just down the road from India’s Parliament on Valentine Day – to participate in a global movement of women, men and children, to protest, resist and, yes, overcome violence against women.
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Stop attacks on education
Feb 17, 2010 UNESCO’s two new publications Education under Attack 2010 and Protecting Education from Attack: A State-of-the-Art Review examine the causes and impacts of attacks on teachers, students and school buildings. Deliberate attacks against education constitute a threat to the right to education, and to the achievement of 'Education for All' goals.
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Creating a safe environment for journalists
Mar 30, 2010 The safety of Journalists and the Risk of Impunity was released on the occasion of the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the IPDC at UNESCO. It stresses that the absence of threat is essential to protect the right of journalists for them to provide information without fear.
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Afghan aid workers discover unique way to safety
Jul 16, 2010 Given that humanitarian efforts are often interrupted by attacks, abductions or intimidation of aid workers, the staff members of an NGO have found a unique way to gain protection against violence. In the initial days they focus towards learning local culture and gaining confidence.
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Hidden tribe exposes deforestation
Jul 07, 2010 Spotting a Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indian, the only uncontacted tribe living in the dry forests of northern Paraguay has exposed the large-scale deforestation carried on by Brazilian cattle-ranchers outside the Amazon basin. Survival International claims many tribes have lost huge swathes of land in the past.
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In Haiti camps, rape stalks women: Amnesty
Jan 09, 2011 An Amnesty report lays bare horrific accounts of rape in Haiti's filthy refugee camps a year after a devastating quake left many struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
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UN to convene summit on nuke safety
May 16, 2011 UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced a high level summit on nuclear safety and security in the wake of nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan.
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Unsafe Delhi: 70% women report feeling vulnerable
Dec 15, 2010 In a poll conducted in Delhi and Gurgaon, a majority of women claimed to feeling unsafe in the national capital region. Most respondents reported facing at least one incident of harassment or eve teasing and confessed to having little confidence in the police.
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Afghan government's move to take over shelters imperils women's safety
Feb 17, 2011 The Afghanistan government’s draft regulation that allows it to take over all existing women’s shelters currently run by NGOs or the UN has invited much criticism. Civil society organisations fear it would result in restrictions on freedom of movement, compulsory forensic examinations and reduced protection of women and girls from abusers.
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Students' protest halts asbestos factory in Bihar
Mar 02, 2011 Relentless protests by students have halted the disputed asbestos factory in Muzzafarpur, Bihar and have drawn the attention of the Union Environment Minister to investigate the issue. The factory was being set up despite warnings from WHO against its adverse environmental and health impacts.
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UN decade for road safety commences in Bangladesh
May 11, 2011 United Nation’s pioneering global campaign to curb casualties on roads was kicked off in Bangladesh, which has one of the highest fatality rates for road accidents in the world.
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Elderly abuse on rise in India: HelpAge report
Jun 16, 2011 A HelpAge Report on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day reports an increase in the rate of crimes against the elderly, addressing them as 'soft targets for crime'. A shift towards nuclear family structures has left older people feeling isolated and insecure.
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India agrees to asbestos listing
Jun 24, 2011 In a stark departure from its earlier stand, India supported the ‘listing’ of asbestos at the conference of parties for the Rotterdam Convention. Listing will mandate exporting countries to provide data on asbestos in advance to importing countries and enable them to take informed decisions on imports.
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Afghan war displaced 250,000 civilians in two years: Report
Jun 29, 2011 Over 250,000 people have fled their homes in the last two years of Afghanistan conflict, a new report says. NATO backed police programmes and on-going air strikes evoke insecurity among civilians who are reluctant to return home.
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UN agencies to make world cities safer for women
Jun 10, 2009 UN-HABITAT and UNIFEM have joined hands to make the world cities free of violence against women and girls. By running campaigns for attitudinal change, providing adequate street lighting and safe transportation, women’s freedom to mobility and participation in public life can be ensured.
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Pedestrians and cyclists dying more in road accidents
Jun 17, 2009 A new WHO study says that half of 1.27 million people who die in road accidents every year are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists. While road traffic death rates in many high-income countries have declined, research suggests such deaths are increasing in most regions of the world.
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Secure the lives of displaced women: UN
Jun 20, 2009 Increasing violence against women refugees in camps has left them defenceless and insecure. UN agency for refugees urges the international community to keep building pressure on oppressive regimes and provide more financial assistance to ensure the rights and dignity of displaced women.
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TB vaccines proving fatal for HIV+ babies
Jul 03, 2009 A new WHO study has revealed that HIV-positive babies who received the BCG vaccine against tuberculosis were three times more likely to contract the infectious disease. Medical experts have raised concerns over the complications among the vaccinated kids.
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