India Based Volunteers
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We want that NHRC should summon me, Shruti, Police Officials and Sunil Gupta before a full-bench of commission and start proceedings. The Commission should strengthen its Human Rights Defender Desk. Investigations should be carried out after filing the First Information Report on the threats received on 20 December, 2012 and 16 January, 2013 and compensation should be given to the mentally tortured victim,; Sapna and other human rights workers. The whole case should be handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for freed and fair investigation and action should be taken against the police officials responsible for injustice under section 166A of Indian Penal Code.
State of impunity
Discriminatory attitudes and lack of sensitisation to the dynamics of crimes involving sexual or domestic violence leave victims without critical police aid or redress to which they are entitled.ix The police attitude that domestic violence is primarily of a private nature is the most unfortunate trivialisation of a grave social evil, that too, when the police are empowered to arrest the perpetrator without any warrant.
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, was enacted to augment women‟s immediate protection from violence through emergency relief, including access to temporary protection order and domestic violence shelters.
In reality, the situation, however, depicts a complete reversal. The lawyers and activists say that due to poor implementation of the law, women facing imminent and life threatening violence remains hostage to police attitude. This attitude of the police perhaps stems from its traditional legacy of „rule of lords‟, the same as its colonial masters. This is the common bond between the police and the feudal lords in India, which do not believe in the concept of welfare state.
PVCHR-Dignity evaluation report on Knowledge Hub of Practice in partners
Achievement, Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative
This final report contains the end-line evaluation findings of RCT and PVCHR's TOV program dubbed as Promoting a Psycho-Legal Framework to Reduce Torture and Organized Violence (TOV) in India.
The program’s over-all objective is ensuring strong and well-organized testimonial campaigns that contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India. The program had developed the capacity of PVCHR as a knowledge centre that promotes the testimonial therapy for psychosocial rehabilitation of the torture survivors and advances advocacy for the prevention of torture. The program likewise utilized the testimonial therapy as a psycho-legal intervention implemented at the individual and community level for healing and empowerment. The testimonial therapy had served as a bridge between rehabilitation and advocacy in the fight against torture in India.
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Congratulation to New Governing Board 2013-2016 of PVCHR
About Us, Information Pack, Structure
Dr. Mahendra Pratap: President
Mr. Nageshwar Patnaik: Vice President
Ms. Bindu Singh: Vice President
Reyaz Ahmed(CA),Raghib Ali, Mohammad Arif,Idrish Ansari,Vallabh Pandey, Sandhya Jha,Neeta Shahani, Iftikar Ahmed,Shakuntala, Dr.Shahina Rizvi,Sandhya.
How we work!!!
Fighting caste discrimination
The life narratives, voices, and actual experiences on this website reflect the spiritual awakenings of personalities extraordinaire who desired to make a difference in the lives of others. The passion for social justice and meaningful activities, the dedication to compassion, the commitment and healing journeys of those ordinary individuals and their stirring stories is what we intend to showcase.
PVCHR founded in 1996 by Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi in close association with Sarod Mastro Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Poet - Gyanendra Pati and Historian Mahendra Pratap. PATRON: Justice Z.M Yacoob Sitting Judge Constitution Court of South Africa & Chancellor of University of Durban, South Africa.