Thursday, July 7, 2022


What Lies Behind the Failure of PESA: India’s Greatest Initiative to Empower Tribal Communities

The article discusses why the PESA despite being such an important step to empower tribal communities in the nation failed to fulfil its expectations.

Achieving gender equality in India: what works, and what doesn’t

India as a country sees many discrepancies as far as achieving the goal of gender equity is concerned, how can the gaps in the system be effectively addressed?
A group gathers to protest against social isolation rules of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Edmonton, Alta., on April 29, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Do you have a Right to Protest? The Coronavirus’s Impact on Freedom of Assembly

The article looks at the impact of the COVID-19 on people's right to protest.
Venezuelan migrants receive food and medicine from the Red Cross near the Colombia-Venezuela border, February 2021. Schneyder Mendoza/AFP via Getty Images

Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work

Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis. The bold...
A coed private school classroom in Kabul, September 2019. Girls’ education is still restricted in Taliban-controlled areas. Scott Peterson/Getty Images

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

Outspoken critics of the Taliban’s undemocratic vision of peace have often been threatened or killed, will this continue to compromise on women's access to rights in the future?

The Menace of Child Labour and Why it Needs to be Urgently Stopped

Despite a series of legislations, child labour is a rampant reality. Depriving children of their potential and right to dignity, there is an urgent need to fight the menace.
Tribal rights activist Stan Swamy

NIA Alleges Stan Swamy Participated in ‘Deep-rooted Conspiracy’, Refuses Bail Plea

The National Investigation Agency or the NIA has gone ahead and opposed the bail plea of arrested activist and tribal rights champion Stan Swamy.
Transgender Rights Activist Gauri Sawant/Twitter

Gauri Sawant, Anything But Ordinary 

Transgender rights activist Gauri Sawant’s phenomenal journey from a bullied child to a proponent of the wellbeing and empowerment of her community is the much needed inspiration in our lives. 
Kerala Pregnant Elephant death

The Communal Slugfest Around the Brutal Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala Must...

Turning the narrative around a pregnant elephant’s tragic death in Kerala into a political slugfest with communal undertones, is a reminder of our political degeneration. 
About 25 percent of the identified land conflicts are in tribal-dominated areas. Photo by Gorde.shrikant/Wikimedia Commons.

Land banks could deny land communities rights over land, says report

A latest study has revealed that investments worth about Rs 13.7 trillion (Rs 13.7 lakh crore) were embroiled in ongoing land conflicts across India which, on average, impact about 10,600 people in every conflict.

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