Malala Yousafzai Named UN Messenger of Peace

The 19-year-old became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot in Pakistan’s Swat valley in 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education. Malala Yousafszai with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Credit: United Nations/Eskinder Debebe Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest UN Messenger…

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A statement calling for justice: Displaced farmers and Fisherfolk of Pulakkudiyiruppu

The following statement is issued by the Peoples’ Alliance for Right to Land (PARL) in support to the land rights struggle of villagers from Pulakkudiyiruppu  in  the Mullaitheevu district. Farmer and fisher families of Pulakkudiyiruppu have commenced a public protest and sathyagraha demanding that their home and cultivation lands, currently…

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SAHR Bureau Member Jatin Desai writes on his experiences in Kabul and the outcome of the meetings held by the Peace Mission and Dialogue organised by SAHR and AWEC

WOMEN FACING PROBLEMS, BUT ARE RISING IN AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan is changing and changing for good. This is the impression I got during my recent visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul to attend a seminar on Dialogue among the Civil Society Representatives of Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, organised by South Asians for…

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