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Invitation National Consultation “Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India”

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest

http://www.pvchr.net/2012/06/invitation-for-national-consultation.html

I am glad to invite you in National Consultation for two days i.e. 12th13th July, 2012 in New Delhi on “Testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrators of torture in India”  jointly organized by Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and National Alliance on Testimonial Therapy (NATT). We are aware that the fear and phobia due to torture and organized violence (TOV) is imparting culture of silence and testimonial therapy as a psycho legal support to the survivor is breaking silence against impunity. 

Chief Guest: Hon'ble Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission

Guest of Honor: Mr. Pavel Svitil, Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to India

Chair: Mr. Gautam Navlakha: Consultant Editor-Economic and Political Review

Speakers:

  • Mr. Sankar Sen, Ex- Director General, National Human Rights Commission
  • Dr D Roy Laifungbam, Chairperson, Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture Victims (H2H)
  • Mr. Philip Mathew, Executive Director, SICHREM

Key Speakers in session: Human Rights Defenders from Manipur, Assam, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi etc.

Venue:

  • On 12th July, 2012 at Magnolia hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 10 am
  •  On 13th July, 2012 at Indian Social Institute, 10, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi at 10 am

You are cordially invited and your kind presence will certainly make the program successful and also encourages us to proceed in our mission.

For more information about this program please contact to Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi on her mobile no. + 91-9935599330 and Ms. Shirin Shabana Khan on her email: shabana@pvchr.asia, mobile no: +91-9453155296

Please visit given below link to know more information about testimonial therapy.

Concept note:

http://www.mynews.in/News/_testimonial_campaign_contributes_to_eliminate_impunity_for_perpetrators_of_torture_in_india__N458579.html

http://www.pvchr.net/2012/06/national-consultation-testimonial.html

Article on Testimonial Therapy:

http://tps.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/05/25/1363461512447138.full.pdf+html

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24223064/Testimonial-Therapy-A-Pilot-Project-to-Improve-Psychological-Wellbeing-Among-Survivors-of-Torture-in-India

 

With regards

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

Executive Director

PVCHR

Gwangju Human Rights Award – 2007

Association of Cultural Harmony in Asia (ACHA) Star Peace Award – 2008

Director of ACHA - Since 2009

International Human Rights Award of Weimar (Germany) - 2010

Contact no: +91 – 9935599333

Email: pvchr.india@gmail.comlenin@pvchr.asia

 

For information about PVCHR

 

http://issuu.com/elias.schmidt/docs/brochure_pvcrh_2011?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

 

www.pvchr.asia

www.pvchr.net

www.testimonialtherapy.org


 

 

 


The Age of the Elephant: The Politics of Caste in Uttar Pradesh

Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest, Model Process


Activist Raghuvanshi sees that change taking a radical form in UP: “a new Dalit revolution.” In villages and cities across UP, Indians are now rising up against the caste system and joining a new Dalit movement, a revolution not restricted to Untouchables, but open to all opposed to the caste system.

“Without eliminating [caste] in this country, how are you going to eliminate corruption in the society?” Raghuvanshi asked. “It is the most corrupt system in the world.”

Increasingly, activists from higher castes, like Raghuvanshi, have been going into villages to wash Dalits’ feet, eat with them, and raise awareness of political and social issues in hopes of erasing caste divisions

and decades of marginalization (largely uncovered by the Indian press, he added). Even over his lifetime, Raghuvanshi has already seen a great deal of change.

“When I was a kid… in an upper caste family, I never [saw] Dalits coming to our marriages [or] to eat with us, but now [it’s] happening all the time,” he said.

At the same time, the lower-caste poor are working to transform and empower themselves through modernization. According to Raghuvanshi, the younger generation is now increasingly relying on the Internet to stay informed and build communication networks. Dalits in rural villages and urban slums have used radio, television, and SMS text messaging to learn about and discuss events beyond the immediate locale; some have used SMS networks to broadcast news of local human rights abuses to activists like Raghuvanshi. “They’ve changed themselves very dramatically,” he said.

For Raghuvanshi, this new, inclusive, and unified Dalit revolution represents the best hope for the future of Indian democracy, calling it “the force [that’s] going to change the feudal system of India and [help India] join the real global democracy.”

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Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21

Basic Rights, Campaign, Latest

Summary prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 5 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 16/21 


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Submission by PVCHR regarding India for the Universal Periodic Review:State of Impunity 

 


Bringing Social Change in Indian Society through human rights norms/law

Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest, Report

Such cases, having been documented by the People Vigilance Commission on Human Rights (PVCHR), are concrete evidences of the caste- atrocities emanating from the contemporary social and cultural structure.

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