Human Rights Institute

About

The Human Rights Institute is an initiative of a group of human rights organisations and defenders, anchored by the Human Rights Research and Advocacy Foundation to create a high quality knowledge institution on human rights theory, practice and governance. It is to bridge the distance between the human rights defenders (practice), academe (theory), administrators (duty bearers), and citizens …

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Child rights

HRF approaches child rights through the Right to Education (RtE).  Ensuring that all children remain in school up to the age of 18 helps prevent at least seven specific child rights violations viz (a) Child labour (b) Child marriage (c) Child sexual abuse (d) Child trafficking (e) Sex work (f) Conflict with the law (g) …

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Women’s rights

Despite being ahead of the national average in several indicators, Tamil Nadu could do better when it comes to empowerment of women and women’s rights – more so when they belong to socially excluded communities such as Dalits and Adivasis, or to vulnerable sections such as people with disabilities (PWDs). HRF sees women’s rights (and …

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Human rights

  HRF conducts a range of human rights courses – from the introductory to advanced, from specialised/thematic focused to comprehensive integrated courses. They cover the history, the theory, tools and practical tips and workarounds in the field. Participants in our courses range from community level human rights defenders (HRDs) to elected constitutional functionaries in local …

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Panchayat presidents

One–day training to newly elected women panchayat presidents (WPPs) The elected WPPs have a key role in community based monitoring since they are constitutional functionaries from the same community. Recognising their importance – both for gender equity and local government – HRF has trained and supported over 2000 panchayat presidents since 1996, when panchayat elections …

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Social media for social transformation

Human rights defenders have powerful social media tools at their fingertips to connect globally to maximise their impact . Most already use a variety of them – e-Newsletters, twitter, facebook, linkedIn, whatsApp, egroups – for different purposes. This course it to help you to use them strategically – integrating it into the communication and fundraising strategy, …

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