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Separatist blockade cripples Indian state
May 25, 2010 Blockade of the two highways linking Manipur to the rest of the country has caused acute shortage of even the most basic necessities in the state.
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School reopening in Sri Lanka restores life to normal
Jun 04, 2010 The efforts of Srilankan government to reopen a school, once abandoned as a result of conflict in Sri Lanka, has brought back cheer in the lives of students. The conflict recovery efforts in the area are making students undergoing distress after the blood-sheds, feel free and fearless.
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India: Rights organisations face government backlash
Jun 10, 2010 The human rights organisations working for development in Naxal hit states of India are apprehensive of government crackdown after an Intelligence Bureau communication termed them as frontal organisations of Maoists. Indian Government has blamed activists for having a partial perspective, criticising the government and legitimising violent tactics of Maoists.
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United States asked to reduce aid to Pakistan
Jul 04, 2013 The recommendation by Congressional Research Service, if accepted, will see US aid to Pakistan declining by over a third of what Pakistan received in 2012.
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South Asia conference on violence against marginalised women
Feb 17, 2011 CREA, a feminist human rights organisation will bring together marginalised women for the first time - sex workers, disabled, single, young, lesbian and HIV-positive women, and trans people from South Asian countries to discuss violence against women and strategies of resistance in a conference in Kathmandu, Nepal. Deadline for abstracts is February 20, 2011.
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Take back the tech!
Nov 25, 2011 Pledge your support to take control of the technology and end violence against women.
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End of a violent campaign in Nepal
Apr 07, 2008 Cadres of Maoists and other political parties in Nepal continued to clash with each other until the last day of campaigning. Over 200 poll-related incidents of violence in the last one month have been recorded. It is now to be seen how peacefully the elections take place on April 10.
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UN warns of violence ahead of Nepal polls
Apr 05, 2008 Campaign is in full swing for the historic April 10 Constituent Assembly polls in Nepal. In its final assessment report, the UN has urged political groups to refrain from violent and intimidating tactics. The report also says that there have been attempts to buy votes using state resources
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Affirm the rights of Indian tribes
Jun 17, 2010 The Maoist insurgency has arisen because the Indian state failed to keep its promise. More than money for development or more forces for counter-insurgency operations, creating a political environment to address tribal concerns and the power of self-government will help to end violence, writes Nitin Desai.
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Kashmir cries out for justice
Aug 11, 2010 Continuing protests in Kashmir have jolted the system to the extent that the entire gamut of relief packages has not appeased the people. Siddharth Varadarajan feels that the route to justice is the only viable option left for the authorities to control the situation in the valley.
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MMS porn clips reveal the darker side of technology in India
Feb 21, 2011 Rapid progress in information and communication technology has given birth to yet another form of gender violence, this time within the cyberspace. Numerous incidents of circulation of unsolicited porn clips call for stringent use of the Information Technology Act to protect the dignity of women.
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After Bangalore, Chennai too sees exodus
Aug 17, 2012 South India — which has never seen non-locals fleeing the region for fear of their lives — continued to witness the unprecedented exodus of citizens from the Northeast on Thursday, with thousands from Chennai too rushing to the railway station to take the train home.
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Pakistan violence claim 14 more lives
Aug 30, 2012 The ongoing violence in the Pakistan city of Karachi has claimed 14 more lives in different shooting incidents. The dead included some political activists too. On Tuesday, 13 people were gunned down in different incidents of shooting across Karachi.
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Online tools launched to help campaign against violence
Jun 13, 2012 Managed by UN Women, the project will encourage and support evidence-based programming to effectively design, implement and monitor initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.
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Indian media told not to disclose child victim's identity
Jul 16, 2012 India's National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked media organisations to refrain from publishing the identity of children who are victims of violence or those who are in conflict with the law.
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India: Ethnic violence in Assam claims 35 lives
Jul 25, 2012 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has instructed his ministerial colleagues and senior party leaders to visit violence hit districts to monitor relief and rehabilitation work in the affected areas.
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Indian govt asks Assam to check violence immediately
Jul 26, 2012 Ruling out a foreign hand in the trouble, Centre has directed the Assam government to nab the ring leaders of both sides, involved in ethnic violence in the state.
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Jharkhand: The failed promise of an adivasi state
Jul 31, 2012 Tribal communities in central areas of Jharkhand, Orissa and Chhattisgarh have been exploited, displaced and dispossessed of their resources by the state.But the government has successfully created an illusory perception of ‘development’ that has alienated the middle class from the plight of the tribals. As a result, the government ruthlessly exploits tribal populations, and does so almost unchallenged by other sections of society. Richard Toppo, a researcher based in Ranchi, Jharkhand gives readers the tribal perspective.
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Bangladeshi migrants reducing: Assam Chief Minister
Aug 02, 2012 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam had lessened but not stopped altogether. He was referring to the recent riots after which the opposition parties had alleged that the ethnic violence took place because of settlers from Bangladesh.
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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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Sri Lanka: Massacre of aid workers goes unpunished
Aug 06, 2012 Six years on, and despite compelling evidence, the Sri Lankan government has failed to prosecute those responsible for the execution-style slaying of 17 aid workers. This is indicative of its deeper unwillingness to prosecute soldiers and police for atrocities.
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Where the mind is without fear
Oct 13, 2008 Plan's new report, Learn without fear is an extension of the global campaign to end violence in schools where millions of children are subjected to sexual violence, corporal punishment and bullying by teachers. The report envisions a world where children can dream of learning without the fear of being abused.
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Tackling abuse against children
Feb 26, 2009 The Expect Respect Educational Toolkit by Women’s Aid has been designed to help schools address the issue of domestic abuse. This online resource contains useful information for teachers to create a stable and supportive learning environment for children coping with violence.
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Eliminating violence against women
Mar 04, 2009 Addressing Gender-based Violence outlines UNFPA’s strategy and action framework to raise awareness on the issue. The publication points out a number of approaches for securing women, including strengthening the role of male advocates at policy and community levels to foster a culture of non-violence.
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Gender and violence in South Asia
Aug 26, 2009 SID-SAN combined series of case studies on Women and Political Conflict and Well-being in South Asia explores the political disruptions in the region and its impact on women. It highlights the need for engaging rights groups with women’s well-being and mobilising them to advance their own rights and concerns.
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The stinging realities of acid attack survivors in India
Feb 28, 2013 Since 2003, Campaign and Struggle Against Acid Attacks on Women (CSAAAW), an NGO operating as a coalition of women's rights organisations and media activist groups, is assisting the acid attack survivors in obtaining relief from the government and law courts in India.
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Justice in waiting
Nov 03, 2009 Journalist Rahul Bedi does a stark recall of India’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots where Hindu mobs massacred 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her two Sikh bodyguards on 31 October. Twenty-five years later survivors await justice.
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Promoting gender equitable attitudes and practices among men
Mar 08, 2011 The International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) presents initial findings on men’s attitudes and practices on a wide variety of topics related to gender equality. The survey was conducted by International Center for Research on Women and Brazil’s Instituto Promundo in six countries across four continents.
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Security, justice key to combat growing violence: World Bank Report
Apr 11, 2011 The World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security, and Development launched by the World Bank examines the changing nature of violence in the 21st century, and underlines the negative impact of repeated cycles of violence on a country or region’s development prospects. The report instead emphasizes on access to jobs, security and justice as key to combat these cycles.
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Guidelines to protect women activists
Jul 07, 2011 The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and Women Human Rights Defenders Association have formulated a report Urgent Responses for Women Human Rights Defenders at Risk underlining responses to violence against women human rights defenders (WHRDs).
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