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Brazil- Illegal mining, abuses surge on Indigenous land

Al Jazeera Report accuses illegal miners of committing rape, other acts of violence in Indigenous communities in Brazilian Amazon. Illegal gold mining surged by a record amount last year on Brazil’s biggest Indigenous reservation, according to a new report that… Continue Reading →

Poverty, Hunger and Disability: The Missing Link

The concept of “poverty” as a major obstacle for disabled people isn’t a new notion, according to the 2011 World Report on Disability, 15% of the world’s population has some sort of disability, with 80% of the projected 1 billion… Continue Reading →

India’s Mental Health Sector Deserves More Than 1% Of Health Budget #Covid

The 2016 National Mental Health Survey found that 70-80% of people with mental illness received no treatment. Dr Soumitra Pathare The past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of mental health issues in our communities. A global study… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to #GDS2022 Protect Right to Life of Persons with Disabilities

BY- Indian Forum for Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology The second Global Disability Summit (globaldisabilitysummit.org) is taking place virtually from 15 – 17 February 2022, hosted by the Governments of Norway and Ghana and by the International Disability Alliance (IDA). In… Continue Reading →

Tamil Nadu -Death of a disabled Dalit in custody evokes horror of police torture yet again

POSTED ON JANUARY 19, 2022 Human rights activists view the death of this Dalit tailor A Prabhakaran as nothing but a repetition of the Sathankulam custodial deaths in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin By Nivedha Selvam It was just another normal day… Continue Reading →

Co-WIN portal to be made more accessible for People with disabilities

Implementing features in Co-WIN portal to make it more accessible for PwD; no SOP which makes carrying of vaccination certificate mandatory: Centre informs Top Court 17 Jan 2022 The Supreme Court has been informed by the Government of India that… Continue Reading →

Dalit man who died in custody given electric shocks, tortured by cops

Posted On October 22, 2021 Agra: The family of Arun Valmiki, a Dalit sanitation worker who allegedly died in police custody, has accused cops of torturing him during interrogation by giving him electric shocks and tying his hands and feet…. Continue Reading →

Punjab’s Dalits are shifting state politics, flocking churches, singing Chamar pride

Posted On October 17, 2021 In this ground report, ThePrint travels across 7 districts of Punjab to highlight the fault lines, and focus on a revolution that is now starting to be recognised. SHUBHANGI MISRA and URJITA BHARDWAJ Jhaloor (Sangrur):… Continue Reading →

MTV And Ogilvy Launch ‘Memory Karaoke’ In Tune With Alzheimer’s Month

MTV will leverage its widespread presence, thus giving wings to initiate and empower professionals, students and caregivers in the Alzheimer’s month. India has 5.91 million people affected with one or other forms of Dementia, of which over 65 per cent… Continue Reading →

Whither SDG goal? India’s maternal mortality rate fall target 5.5% per yr, actual 4.5%

Friday, October 15, 2021By Srinivas Goli, Parul Puri* The maternal mortality ratio (number of maternal deaths per one lakh live births) is a key and sensitive parameter used by health policymakers to monitor maternal health conditions in particular and women’s… Continue Reading →

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