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With 1,39,56,010 enslaved citizens, why is slavery not an agenda for Lok Sabha elections?

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Model Process

The real plight, however, lies in the collective apathy, explains activist Lenin Raghuvanshi, a member of the District Vigilance Committee on Bonded Labour in Uttar Pradesh.
Lenin, who is also the founder of People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) reveals, “In just the last two and half years PVCHR released and rescued 243 bonded labours.”
He observes, “All the released labour belonged to Dalits, tribal, OBCs and minorities communities. So, it wouldn't be so far fetched to say that existence of caste system, communalism and patriarchy are the real causes of persistent slavery.”
Corruption or non-performance of safety nets and practices of land grabbing and asset domination by high caste groups leaves people without protections.
Further asserting this hypothesis, he adds, “Landless poor, agricultural labourers, some artisans and those without employment are the main victims of this system. Workers employed therein are members of SC, ST and minorities who are mostly non-literate and non-numerate and do not easily understand the arithmetic of loan/ debt/ advance and the documentary evidence remains with the creditor and its contents are never made known to the debtor.”
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-with-13956010-enslaved-citizens-why-is-slavery-not-an-agenda-for-lok-sabha-elections-1978224

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PVCHR concept of folk school

How We Work, Information Pack, Model Process

PVCHR initiated the Danish concept of folk school against  culture of silence

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_high_school

http://www.pvchr.net/2007/08/folk-school.html

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Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation

Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Model Process

History of testimony to resist by women, Dalit, Indigenous people, Minority, marginalized people are very old. Feminist literature, dalit literature and hunger strike of Irom Sharmila are few best examples of testimonial campaign in South Asia. Thanks to Jan Ole Haagensen and Erik Wendt of Dignity:Danish Institute against Torture to bring the Inger Agger to PVCHR for realization of testimonial therapy in India. PVCHR introduced honour ceremony based on hope, honour and human dignity with strong process of justice and reconciliation against culture of silence based on conspiracy of caste, patriarchy and communal fascism. Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation are main components to bring successful peoples’ testimonial movement on ground to contribute in global Human Rights campaign


Karma Festival: A way to the dignity of the tribal to protest to resist anti -tribal mindset

Anti Torture Initiative, Child Centric Model Block, Child Participation Initiative, Model Process

Today ‘Karma dance’ is popular in the entire world but the performers are languishing in penury and their identities are at stake. If we turn back to the history then we see that in November 1986, these dancers performed in front of President at ‘Apna Mahotsav’ held in New Delhi. Even they were honoured and invited in a dinner hosted by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, the present UPA Chairperson at Teen Murti House on November 24, 1986. Later on, from 7th to 24th 1989, in Mumbai, there tribal dancers performed in the presence of Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi. In 2001-2002, 16 performers participated in Island Festival held at Andaman Nicobar Islands. Karma tribal dance performers belong to Ghasia tribe have no land, not home and not even safe source of drinking water. But they have the skill and had inherited the rich legacy of ‘Karma dance’.

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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.