Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Repression and Injustice

One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military’s 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsurgency campaign against the country’s Mayan population is the strategy of targeting women with violence. Rape, mutilation, sexual slavery, forced abortion, and sterilizations were just some of the sadistic tools used in a systematic practice of state-sponsored terror to crush the surviving [...]

World Day Against Child Labor: “Human rights and social justice…let’s end child labor”

Indian children work near their parents at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, on January 30, 2010. The children accompanied their parents to the work site, where if they are prepared to work, they will receive money for bread and milk and be provided with dinner by [...]

Child Trafficking through Placement Agencies to face severe Government action

The Govt. of Delhi has today submitted the draft of Delhi Private Placement Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2012 before the High Court of Delhi. The Bill aims to prevent trafficking of women and child labour, through the unregistered and unregulated placement agencies. Bachpan Bachao Andolan’s sustained effort to curb exploitation of domestic workers has shown an [...]

Bollywood endorses Child Labour Free India

“Let us be the voice of 6 crore children, whose own voice has been imprisoned within four walls of slavery. Lets stand up against Child Labour to make sure that the laws made to curb this evil are implemented in true sense”, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan sends out a forceful appeal in support of the [...]

Japan: Actively encourage the Burmese government to institute the systemic reforms necessary for Democracy

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan Re: Japan: Actively encourage the Burmese government to institute the systemic reforms necessary for Democracy Dear Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem I recognize the encouraging signs of change in Burma in the past year, including easing [...]

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