Tag Archive: Human Rights

Indian Farmers Protest for Seed Sovereignty on Quit India Day

This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Quit India movement which called for civil disobedience to meet independence from the British rule in 1942. On the eve of Quit India day on… Continue reading

The invisible children of Malaysia

  “One family torn apart by war is too many.” – is the core message of World Refugee Day in 2013. The focus this year is on impact on families forcibly displaced by… Continue reading

Protecting Indonesia’s forests is a global responsibility.

Kwatisore is a tiny coastal hamlet in Papua, Indonesia, famous for the fragrant bark of Gaharu and Moso’oi trees that grow here. For the people of Kwatisore, the business from the trees is… Continue reading

Indonesia: the land of pristine forests

‘The mist is the breath of the forests’, said Godi Utama, my Indonesian colleague when I met him last year in Bangkok. We were having a discussion about Indonesia’s forests and biodiversity and… Continue reading

India has the Highest Number of Child Marriages: UNFPA

On the eve of women’s day as India awakens to activism and women’s rights, Meeni, 16 is getting ready for her marriage in the evening. Noori, her mother and a single parent justifies… Continue reading