India: Rape Victims Face Barriers to Justice

Rape survivors in India face significant barriers to obtaining justice and critical support services, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Legal and other reforms adopted since the gang rape and murder of a student, Jyoti Singh Pandey, in Delhi in December 2012 have not been fully realized.

Webinar series India Leaders for Social Sector

Webinars on the COVID-19 pandemic, public health including mental health, justice and human rights in India with experts. A number of the webinars were video recorded and can be watched and listened to from their website.

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Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP)

APDP is a collective of relatives of victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Kashmir. Disappearances often end in extra-judicial killings or death by torture. The APDP was formed in 1994 to organize efforts to seek justice and get information on the whereabouts of missing family members. It presently consists of family members of about one thousand victims. APDP actively campaigns for an end to the practice and international crime of involuntary and enforced disappearances at local, national and international platforms.

No More Missing Persons: The Criminalization of Enforced Disappearance in South Asia

This report analyzes States obligations under international law to ensure acts of enforced disappearance constitute a distinct, autonomous offence under national law. It also provides an overview of the practice of enforced disappearance, focusing specifically on the status of the criminalization of the practice, in five South Asian countries: India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP

Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP is an international federation of not-for-profit organizations that promote humane, ethical and effective mental health care throughout the world. The organization aims to empower people and help build improved and sustainable services that are not dependent on continued external support. The defense of human rights in mental health care delivery is the cornerstone of our work.

Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR)

The Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR) was set up in Mumbai in the aftermath of Emergency like most Civil Liberties and Democratic Rights organisations in India. The main objective of the CPDR has been to educate people on their democratic rights.

Adolescents and the tsunami

On 30 December 2004, four days after the tsunami struck, the Voices of Hope voices of Youth website became a space where young people could build a support group for each other and voice opinions about the direction relief efforts should take. The discussion forum that resulted lasted for three months and became known as Tsunami terror, a name that was suggested by the young people themselves.

Building back better

One year after the tsunami, UNICEF recounts its role in providing immediate relief and ongoing care to the thousands of families and children affected. Helping bring children back to school, providing immunization services, and assisting with registration, placement and reunification of the separated are but a few of the activities UNICEF undertook in the past 12 months. The report provides country-by-country breakdowns that include expenditure, plans and challenges, while highlighting children’s stories and key partners in relief and recovery.

Caritas India – Tsunami Response

An own web site with a lot of material related to the tsunami disaster in 2004.

Responses to Human Rights Violations: The Implementation of the Right to Reparation for Torture in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Report from the seminar “Responses to Human Rights Violations: The Domestic Implementation of the International Right to Reparation for Torture Victims in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal” – held on 14 September 2002 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

Tibetan Torture Survivors Program (TTSP)

The Department of Health has overall responsibility of looking after Tibetan victims of torture who have endured severe forms of traumatization and organized violence following political upheavals in Tibet as a result of the conflict between the Tibetan people and the occupying Chinese.

Fear of rape: The experience of women in Northeast India

Of all forms of violence, rape is considered the most cruel and inhuman form of torture. The fear of rape is common to all women, however, among Northeast Indian women this fear is heightened by the situation in which they live.