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Monitoring the Monitors: SCs & STs POA Act

An the Introductory training on monitoring the monitors of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was conducted by HRF on 8 and 9 June 2019 at Chennai, India. There were 21 participants from 16 districts of Tamil Nadu and one participant from Puducherry, from  16 organisations, one state level network (Arundathiyar …

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SDGWatch Tamil Nadu: Socially excluded communities and SDGs

A two day, exploratory thematic workshop on the status of socially excluded communities (SECs) and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with focus on sexual minorities, people with disabilities, safai karmacharis, and fishers was conducted on 5 and 6 June in Chennai. The discussions on both days were facilitated by Dr S Venkataramanan. About 5 representatives …

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Monitoring SC ST POA Act in Tamil Nadu

Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation organised a ‘planning meeting to monitor the Implementation of POA Act  in Tamil Nadu and followup’ on 5 April 2019 at Chennai. 17 participants from 7 organisations, one state-level network and one national network participated. The participants shared their experience in working to end discrimination and reddress caste and …

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Advanced Workshop on Budget Analysis at Chennai on 21 and 22 March 2019.

The Institute of Human Rights Advocacy and Research conducted two-day training cum workshop on budget analysis on 21, 22 March 2019 at Chennai. 31 participants across Tamil Nadu were trained. The topics covered the budget and policy notes of the Government of Tamilnadu in selected departments, how to extract the information and its analysis.

Land and Housing for All 2022: Tamil Nadu Consultation at Chennai on 6 March 2019

The Constitution of India provides every citizen the right to a dignified life (Article 21) this is interpreted to include the right to housing. Forced evictions of homes and workplaces are the violation of several fundamental, constitutional and universal human rights; including the right to adequate housing, right to livelihood and most importantly right to …

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Addressing sexual harassment in public spaces

Context Adolescent girls in the rural areas face normalised sexual harassment. It has multiple forms and consequences, especially for young girls from socially excluded communities. It is trivialised and condoned for the boys. For the girls, the intersectionality of discrimination, violence and social condonation as a normative, results in multiplication of vulnerabilities and life changing …

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National Child Protection Policy

On 14 December 2018, the Government of India released the draft National Child Protection Policy. It was open for comments till 4 January 2019. HRF got it translated into Tamil and conducted an online consultation followed by a Foresight Forum on Thursday, 3 January 2019 from 0900 to 1730 (9am to 5.30pm) in Chennai to draft the …

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Child Rights in Tamil Nadu GO 121

Tamil Nadu Government Order 121 that mandates the action to be taken against teachers for any abuse or misbehaviour towards students. GO121 GoTN CR

The Annual Status Report on Children 2018