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The elusive search for justice

The thirty year scorecard of the implementation of the SCs and STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in Tamil Nadu and experiences of human rights defenders from across the country.

SCs and STs (PoA)-CVMC Meeting 2

Citizen’s Vigilance and Monitoring Committee Online, 1030 – 1300, 27 June 2020 The meeting started with a self-introduction by new participants, and then a quick session on ‘How to use Zoom effectively and good practice’ by Revathy (Finance Coordinator, HRF). She highlighted the basic features in Zoom App like chat box, raise-hand, spotlight, etc. and …

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SCs and STs (PoA)-CVMC Meeting 1

Citizens’ Vigilance and Monitoring Committee Meeting Online, 1100-1300, 20 June 2020 Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation (HRF) conducted its first Citizens’ Vigilance and Monitoring Committee (CVMC) meeting on 20th June 2020 via Zoom Video App. Post the training for Dalit and Adivasi Human Rights Defenders (DAHRDs) on how to  monitor the implementation of the …

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SDGs and Labour: A Compendium

Contents Foreword     Annie Namala SDGs and Labour     Edwin Children in Migration Dr. Bernard D’ Sami Children of Migrant Workers – Invisible and Unreached Daniel Umi Women Workers in the Garment Industry – A Study Dr. S. Udhayakumar Status of Women Fish Vendors in Tamil Nadu A.Gandimathi and R.Shanthi No One Should be Left Behind – …

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Factsheet: Status of child rights with specific reference to RtE in Tamil Nadu

1           Introduction Ensuring education for all children up to 18 years helps prevents child specific violations such as child labour, child marriage, child sexual abuse including child trafficking and child sex work and children in conflict with the law. There is national and state level commitment to the right of children to free and compulsory …

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Tamil Nadu Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan Bill, 2015 (Draft)

Preamble Poignantly aware that over the centuries of history the Scheduled Castes have been the victims of the Indian Caste System-with-“Untouchability” (ICS) and subjected to denial of access to livelihood, education and other kinds of resources, and Scheduled Tribes have been relegated to remote areas under vulnerable conditions with their land and resources, severely depleted …

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People’s Public Hearing on the Impact of Shrimp Industries on the Coastal Poor, Small Farmers and Landless

Around 18 cases of victims from 6 Districts (Ramanathapuram, Pudhukottai, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, Kancheepuram) who have faced impacts of Shrimp Industries deposed before the juries. Nearly 600 people including Assistant Director of Fisheries and other Government Officials from all the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu participated in this Public Hearing This Public Hearing received wide …

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Fact finding: Abduction, rape and murder of a young girl at Pichampatti

Background of the case: From 25th & 26th June 2014 newspaper reports we came to know that Vagitha (name changed) aged 17, D/o Ponusamy who worked in  V.K.A. Polymer Pvt Ltd was abducted, raped and brutally murdered. Hence a fact finding team was constituted by Tamil Nadu Child Rights  Protection Network and they conducted their …

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Voices for custodial justice newsletter – September 2014 issue

Voices for custodial justice newsletter -September 2014 issue