Tag: policy advocacy

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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Third National Consultation for Strengthening Local Government in India

22 – 23 November 2017, New Delhi Introduction: The third two day national consultation to strengthen local government was organised at New Delhi on 22 and 23 November 2017 by the National Campaign for Constitutional Amendment to Part IX & IX-A (Article 243G & W) and Amendment to Create List IV in the Seventh Schedule …

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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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South Regional Consultation on the necessity to amend The Tamil Nadu Police (Reforms) Act 2013

South Regional Consultation on the necessity to amend The Tamil Nadu Police (Reforms) Act 2013 held on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 at Tirunelveli. It was jointly organised by Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation, Vaanmugil and Campaign for Custodial Justice and Abolition of Torture. It was agreed by the participants that: Basic features of the …

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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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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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Policy for legislation prohibiting all forms of child labour up to 18 years

ESSENTIALS FOR A POLICY STATEMENT  FOR THE LEGISLATION PROHIBITING CHILD LABOUR UPTO 18 YEARS IN ALL FORMS OF EMPLOYMENT Repealing Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986   Drafting a Comprehensive Policy document towards a Constitutional Amendment to Article 24 which would make it a Fundamental Right and Legislation prohibiting Child labour upto 18 years …

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Policy framework for total prohibition of child labour up to 18 years

ESSENTIALS FOR A POLICY STATEMENT*  FOR THE LEGISLATION PROHIBITING CHILD LABOUR UPTO 18 YEARS IN ALL FORMS OF EMPLOYMENT Repealing Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986 Drafting a Comprehensive Policy document towards a Constitutional Amendment to Article 24 which would make it a Fundamental Right and Legislation prohibiting Child labour upto 18 years for …

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Strengthening Local Government: National Campaign for Constitutional Amendment

Towards Building a National Campaign for Constitutional Amendment to Part IX & IX-A (Article 243 G & W) and Amendment to Create List IV in the Seventh Schedule (Local Government List) National Consultation for Strengthening Local Government and Dalit and Women Elected Representatives 11th March 2014 – New Delhi National Consultation for Strengthening Local Government …

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