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Distribution of dry foods and basic medical supplies in Nepal

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

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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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Pakistani Hindu Girls: Forcibly Converted to Islam following Abduction

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

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Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

Sex workers currently face a dilemma between staying at home without enough money to survive or going back to work, exposing themselves to a bigger risk of getting infected with COVID-19. The spread of the pandemic and the measures undertaken by governments to combat it, has negatively impacted the sex workers’ rights. Mass quarantines, self-isolation,… Continue reading Exclusion and social injustice against sex workers in The Netherlands during pandemic

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Discrimination of Shincheonji members during the Covid-19 pandemic

Looking for scapegoats is historically common in times of epidemics. Unsurprisingly, during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, unpopular religious minorities around the world have found themselves accused of spreading the virus through their activities. South Korea provides a vivid example of how public health emergencies can increase the risks for religious groups.  The discrimination faced by… Continue reading Discrimination of Shincheonji members during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Minorities deprived from their fundamental rights in Malaysia

‘’ The Unit Pusat University (UPU) announced the Public University intake results for the academic year 20-21 on the 19th of August 2020 and once again people came face to face with the glaring truth that the minority Indian community has encore been denied of its educational rights specially when it comes to choosing a good… Continue reading Minorities deprived from their fundamental rights in Malaysia

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Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges

Throughout the Sri Lanka’s quarter-century-long conflict with Tamil separatists, both the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil Tigers used the media for propaganda purposes and resorted to violence to suppress the free flow of information. Journalists working for Sinhalese, Tamil and English media were intimidated, abducted, imprisoned and murdered during the conflict. For this reason,… Continue reading Press freedom under threat in SriLanka as harassment of journalists surges