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Bonded Labour and Minorities in Pakistan

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:

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Seeking justice for local hindu fishers in Bangladesh

On Saturday 21 March 2020, a local Influential person Mohammed Mahbub Sana [one of his relative is a local MP] and his group tried to grab a 220 acres of fishing area lawfully owned by the Hindu Fishermens in Daluti village, Daluti union number -04, Paikgacha Upazila, Khulna, Bangladesh. They threaten the Hindu female fishermen… Continue reading Seeking justice for local hindu fishers in Bangladesh

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GHRD launches Human Rights Development Training

EDIT: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this training has been postponed to September. Exact dates to be confirmed. GHRD, in association with The Hague Academy, will be conducting Human Rights Development Training in The Hague, The Netherlands. The training will bring together a variety of topics such as reporting and monitoring, diplomacy and resilience building… Continue reading GHRD launches Human Rights Development Training

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“Freedom for Balochistan Will Not Be Denied”: Victims of brutality speak out

A pavilion entitled “Save the Baloch” has been set up outside the offices of the United Nations in Geneva adjacent to iconic broken chair. The campaign is a push by rights activists to garner greater international awareness for the near-extermination of the people of Balochistan. Pakistan occupied Baloch lands in 1948 and crafted a religious… Continue reading “Freedom for Balochistan Will Not Be Denied”: Victims of brutality speak out