As countries globally plunge into enforced lockdowns to check the spread of the virus, Nepal follows suit. Although Covid-19 cases have been comparatively low in Nepal than to its neighbouring countries Indian and China, it has been hardest-hit countries by the freeze of economic activity. The government of Nepal has directed local government to distribute… Continue reading Distribution of dry foods and basic medical supplies in Nepal
By HRFP and GHRD Bonded labour is a modern form of slavery. A person is enslaved as a bonded labourer due to debt bondage when his or her labour is acquired as a way of paying certain loan. Quite often bonded labourers are subjected to physical and sexual violence. They live under various forms of surveillance (at times through armed guards). The ILO Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery (1956) defines debt bondage as:
A 10-year-old child, Chandri Kolhi, was abducted when she was playing right outside her home, from Nasirabad. She has already been married to one Allahdino and it is unhopeful that she will be recovered, despite her parents making an impassioned appeal. Pathani Bheel was abducted from Shahadpur a few months back. Now, a Sindhi local… Continue reading Pakistani Hindu Girls: Forcibly Converted to Islam following Abduction
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) invites civil society to an online presentation of the UN Human Rights report 2019, chaired by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, which will take place on Friday 5 June from 14:00 to 15:00 via Zoom. An electronic version of the Report is available on the Office's website… Continue reading The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) invites civil society
On Tuesday May 19th, 2020 2pm Muslim perpetrators attacked a helpless minority Hindu family in Lalitashar village of Mohanpur union in Comilla district's Debidwar upazila, Bangladesh. Seven members of one Hindu family were injured. 3 to 4 of them are currently undergoing treatment at the local hospital (source: Dainik Oporad dated: May 23, 2020). The… Continue reading Brutal attacks on minorities in Bangladesh amid the Covid-19 crisis
To all Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva: The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva, international organizations or their offices, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations and other human rights bodies, and with reference to the note dated… Continue reading Secretariat of the Human Rights Council
Religious discriminations amid COVID-19 in Pakistan! The pandemic COVID-19 is affecting everyone globally. Pakistan is showing an alarming increase in patients affected by the virus. Since March 21, Pakistan has been placed on lockdown by authorities seeking to slow the spread of the virus. All over the country, the case rate is above 3,000 and… Continue reading Religious discriminations amid COVID-19 in Pakistan!
By GHRD Since the 1830s Indians have found labour on the many tea plantations in Sri Lanka. Tea and rubber were the country’s main export products for over a hundred years, during and after the period of British rule. Because of the employment opportunities and the need for labourers on the plantations, many Indians started… Continue reading COVID-19 and its impact on Indian tea plantation labourers in Sri Lanka