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December 19, 2019By: Brian Gorlick
The Rohingya refugees are unlikely to be able to return home anytime soon. We need to look at other ...
November 25, 2019By: Pradeep Baisakh
Social systems in India are crumbling, leading to starvation deaths despite a plethora of food security ...
October 10, 2019By: Harsh Mander
With the world facing increasing division and hatred, the human rights community must face this lack ...
May 20, 2019By: Fatima Iakupbaeva
Shifting to a business mindset is hard for non-profit organizations, but with limited opportunities ...
January 15, 2019By: Tenzin Dolker
Now more than ever, feminist organizations need to deepen the search for autonomous resourcing models ...
November 22, 2018By: Jayna Kothari
In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins ...
November 20, 2018By: Jennifer Easterday & Hana Ivanhoe
In the absence of sufficient monitoring and ameliorative action on the part of the tech companies, fake ...
November 15, 2018By: Suhrith Parthasarathy
The Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional a colonial-era law criminalizing ...
July 12, 2018By: Liam Mahony
Although UN human rights bodies have criticized the persecution of the Rohingya, UN agencies inside ...
March 27, 2018By: Pratima Gurung
Groups in Nepal working at the intersections of different issues such as indigenous women with disabilities, ...
February 20, 2018By: Urantsooj Gombosuren & Marte Hellema
In the volatility in Asia's human rights situations, can rights defenders and organizations stay globally ...
July 27, 2017By: Sadhana Shrestha
Fundraising should never just be about money—it must also be about raising awareness of human rights ...
March 23, 2017By: Marte Hellema
As online spaces become increasingly restricted, human rights activists must stay aware of the risks ...
March 1, 2017By: Rachel Wahl
What is the best way for human rights activists to engage with perpetrators? There are ethical and strategic ...
February 27, 2017By: Zahir Janmohamed
Donald Trump’s win in the US and Narendra Modi’s in India two years ago are both about the majority ...
July 25, 2016By: Henri Tiphagne & Marte Hellema
Protecting freedom of speech, assembly and association in Asia is the lynchpin to protecting all human ...
June 22, 2016By: Peter Jacob
The debate about whether a state should be religious or secular doesn’t always affect how a society ...
May 31, 2016By: Mathew Jacob
Volunteers in India are banding together to form a network that protects human rights defenders.
May 18, 2016By: Vijay Nagaraj
If the transitional justice process in Sri Lanka ignores the indignities of poverty and everyday precariousness, ...
April 28, 2016By: Aakar Patel
Amnesty International’s India hub focuses most of its fundraising efforts on domestic contributions, ...
April 18, 2016By: Araddhya Mehtta
Taking lessons from history’s best dissenters, civil society is finding new ways to make cracks in shrinking ...
April 7, 2016By: Ruki Fernando
Local and international activists have been crucial in getting a UN response in Sri Lanka.
April 1, 2016By: Ahilan Kadirgamar & Swasthika Arulingam
As Sri Lanka moves on a new constitution and transitional justice process, it must prioritize local ...
February 25, 2016By: Niran Anketell
Taking decisive steps towards accountability will be critical to reconciliation in Sri Lanka before ...
February 8, 2016By: Ram Manikkalingam
Prioritising the punishment of war criminals in Sri Lanka over other measures to achieve reconciliation ...
July 15, 2015By: Seema Guha
Can NGOs and India’s political opposition stop Modi’s civil society clampdown?
June 11, 2015By: Mubin S. Khan
Bangladeshi activists work around religious elements, sometimes even collaborating with them. The rise ...
June 2, 2015By: Ahilan Kadirgamar & Mahendran Thiruvarangan
The promised report of a UN investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka will achieve little unless accompanied ...
May 26, 2015By: Ram Mashru
Focusing on the practicalities of internationalization neglects a vital and thorny question: is going ...
May 19, 2015By: Mubin S. Khan
Amidst tighter donor budgets for human rights, NGOs in Bangladesh are also grappling with increasingly ...
April 24, 2015By: Kate Cronin-Furman
In countries like Sri Lanka – not party to the ICC – international pressure plays an important role ...
April 2, 2015By: Adriano Campolina
NGO internationalization is now trendy, but ActionAid realized long ago that giving up power doesn’t ...
February 17, 2015By: Prafu Bidwai
India’s new Modi government trains its guns on environmental activists.
January 14, 2015By: Siddharth Peter De Souza
Religion is not only about belief but also about its capacity for human well-being. Therefore, human ...
November 27, 2014By: Seema Guha
In India, Hindu religious leaders are reluctant to campaign loudly against the collection of raw sewage ...
November 7, 2014By: Usha Ramanathan
Though India refuses to join the ICC, the Rome Statute has proved very useful in pushing for law reform ...
October 29, 2014By: Nicola Desouza
Nepal is the most open country in South Asia for LGBT rights, but even here, patriarchal biases exclude ...
August 29, 2014By: Medha Patkar
The Indian state aggressively promotes foreign investment in all sectors but civil society.
June 29, 2014By: Lenin Raghuvanshi
NGOs working with untouchables and bonded labour face hostility from upper castes. For these groups, ...
May 1, 2014By: Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr
For human rights to find resonance in the global South, we must connect them to the existing beliefs ...
April 30, 2014By: Fr. Cedric Prakash Sj
Hinduism preaches tolerance, the Indian Constitution enshrines plurality. So why has divisive political ...
April 15, 2014By: Arvind Sharma
Contrary to popular perception, Hindu philosophies of moral agency, duty and universal truth cohabit ...
January 28, 2014By: Ajaz Ashraf
Donations by ordinary citizens to India’s newest political party, the AAP, prove that Indians can and ...
January 22, 2014By: Rachel Wahl
If international funding compromises the work of domestic human rights groups, what should international ...
January 6, 2014By: V. Suresh
Dependence on institutional funding has depoliticized, monetized and corrupted much of the human rights ...
January 2, 2014By: Rita Jalali
To fight the chilling effect created by new laws on foreign funding, Indian human rights NGOs need to ...
November 26, 2013By: G. Ananthapadmanabhan
The Indian government uses the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act to block global support to NGOs that ...
November 12, 2013By: Ravi Nair
One of the country’s most informed human rights experts explains how India blocks foreign funding for ...
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