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Civil Society Coordination and Solidarity Meeting

Introduction and summary Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation (HRF)  organised Civil Society Organisations’ Coordination & Solidarity Meeting on 22nd January 2020 at ICSA, Chennai. There were 36 participants (16 women and 20 men) from 24 organisations from 15 districts. Edwin (Director (Programmes), HRF) gave the welcome address and elaborated on the purpose of the …

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SCs/STs (PoA) Act: Implementation in Tamil Nadu 2016

SCs/STs (PoA) Act: Review of implementation in Tamil Nadu 2016-17 A status report on the implementation of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in Tamil Nadu was released by the Tamil Nadu Right to Information Campaign. The Strategic Multi -Actor Round Table (SMART) was attended by over 50 participants. They included …

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Lobbying for the People’s RtE Act

To lobby for the People’s Bill on The Right of Children to Free, Compulsory, Quality, Equitable Education up to 18 years (12th std ) Act, 2015 HRF, through the Tamil Nadu Forum on Right to Education, submitted the draft bill to Mr. Ambrish Rai, National Convener, National RTE Forum at the 7th National Stocktaking Convention on the implementation of RTE Act, 2009 …

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Advanced Training on Women’s Rights

Institute of Human Rights Advocacy and Research conducted a one day “Advanced Training for Women’s Rights: Monitoring the Implementation of PWDV Act and State Mechanisms” on 10 March 2017 at Chennai. 30 participants including 3 men participated and gained through advance training. In the inaugural Session Ms. Audrey D’Mello, Programme Director, Majlis Legal Centre addressed the …

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Medical support at Kalpakkam

TNFWPPG State Committee Meeting

Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Presidents of Panchayat Government   State Committee Meeting of Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Panchayat Presidents of Panchayat Government (TNFWPPG) held on 28 Feb 2017 at Chennai. 20 Women panchayat presidents from 8 districts and 15 NGOs participated in this meeting.  Mr.M.Jeeva, Convenor, Tamil Nadu NGO Alliance for Empowerment of Panchayat …

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Supreme Court notice to Centre on woman’s abortion plea

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response of the Centre on a petition filed by 23-year-old Mumbai resident seeking abortion of her 24-week-old foetus that has severe birth defect. A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice LN Rao called upon solicitor general Ranjit Kumar — who was present in the court for some another …

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Publish FIRs online in 24 hours says SC

Publish FIRs online within 24 hours: SC Updated: September 8, 2016 Computerised registration of FIRs at a police station in Madurai. File Photo: G. Moorthy Upholding the right of an accused to information and putting a check on the authority of the police to deprive a person of his liberty, the Supreme Court on Wednesday …

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Voices for custodial justice newsletter June 2016

Voices for custodial justice newsletter June 2016

Back to school (Chennai Higher Secondary School, Maduvankarai)

HRF equipped poor children who are studying in Chennai Higher Secondary School, Maduvankarai, with school bag, notebooks, geometry box and pens. HRF also provided school fees, uniform and study materials for students. These students are mainly from scheduled castes (dalit) studying in 9th and 10th Standards. Most of themcome from single parent families, especially women …

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