Saturday, February 06, 2016

Invitation: Celebration of the 50 years anniversary of Indo-German Society Remscheid, Germany

Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and Malaviya Center for Peace Research, BHU cordially invite you for the Celebration of the 50 years anniversary of Indo-German Society Remscheid, Germany in honour of the long lasting and unique friendship and sustainable cooperation between PVCHR, the Indo-German Society Remscheid on 12 – 13 February, 2016 in Varanasi.  


Objectives of conference: 

a. Meaning of Indo-German relationship in context of sustainable peace and humane world
b. Discussion on education as tools for hope, honour and dignity
c. Inauguration of launch of booklet on work Indo-German Society affiliate Remscheid and PVCHR
d. Distribution of “Certificate from affiliate Remscheid” to successful girls who received “Helma Ritscher Educational Scholarship”
e. Brief meeting about Banaras declaration on Indo-German relationship
f. Press conference on out come as Banaras declaration on Indo-German relationship in particular and Europe in General

Date: 
12 February, 2016: Malaviya Center for Peace Research, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi from 11 am onwards

13 February, 2016: Hotel Kamesh Hut, Lahurabeer Varanasi from 11 am onwards

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Shruti Nagvanshi is icon for rising of marginalized and rural women in India

Her book “Margin to Center” co-authored with Dr. Archana Kaushik published by frontpage publication, London. Mr.Ali Mahdjoubi, Head of the office of the Vice-President Claudia Roth MP in the German Bundestag writes in his email, “I congratulate you and the team of PVCHR to this important book. The book will certainly support the work of many activists. The information about the book I have forwarded to the MPs of the Green Group in the German Bundestag who are responsible for the fields of foreign and human rights policies, with the recommendation to make the book in their circles known and to promote it.”
My first meeting with Shruti Nagvanshi in 1991 was fruitful and we married on 22 February 1992. Since her marriage, she involved in social work and activism. I support comment of Mr. Henri Tiphagne, a eminent Human Rights Defender and founder of peoples’ Watch, “Your simplicity, commitment, hard work and political acumen as a woman human rights defender is what we all admire.”
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Testimonial Therapy: Impact on social participation and emotional well being among Indian survivors of torture and organized violence

Testimonial Therapy: Impact on social participation and emotional well being among Indian survivors of torture and organized violence

By Mia Myhre Jørgensen,  Jens Modvig, Inger Agger​,Lenin Raghuvanshi​,Shirin Shabana Khan​ and Peter Polatin​

Published in Torture Journal( Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture,latest issue: Volume 25, Nr. 2, 2015).

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The current study has added to the evidence of TT as an effective method for reducing psychological distress and increasing well-being and social participation in Indian survivors of TOV. Sharing their trauma story through the testimony process improved the survivors’ psychosocial functioning and enabled them to advance on the path to recovery, accepting new responsibilities and regaining satisfactory functioning in their families and environment. Furthermore, it appears that TT has a positive impact at the community level by promoting community empowerment. This study provides the foundation for further research on this aspect, such as controlled trials to determine the effect of TT on individual- and community outcome measures.
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#DIGNITY #endimpunity #tt #PVCHR #torture #endtorture #SURVIVOR #u4humanrights

Friday, December 25, 2015

Memories with Justice Dr. V.S.Malimath


In the morning of 23 December 2015, PVCHR got very shocking news about the ultimate demise of Justice Dr. V.S....
Posted by PVCHR on Thursday, 24 December 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Demand: to declare 9 December as International Human Rights Defenders days by UN Secretary General

PVCHR tirelessly advocated this idea to NHRC and different policy makers in world including UN. It is first time on 9 December 2011, NHRC declared 9 December as Human Rights Defenders Day.


Now, in 2015 after 4 years UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Mr.Michel Forst observed 9 December as International Human Rights Defenders Day.


PVCHR appeals policy makers at global level to bring special session of UN General Assembly on Human Rights Defenders, who are busy as earthworm to fertile grass roots for pluralistic democracy based on rule of law & dignity. There is urgent situation to declare 9 December as International Human Rights Defenders days by UN Secretary General.





#UN #HRD #NHRC #PVCHR

Friday, December 04, 2015

Vote for Shruti Nagvanshi

Request you to please vote for 'Shruti Nagvanshi' for ‪#‎100Women‬. It is very easy, click on the link given below and then click on the 'Access to Justice and Protecting women for their Rights'. You will find a Shrutiji's Name and Picture on the right side of the screen. Please click on the vote button below.
A little brief about Shruti Nagvanshi:
Shruti has been an icon for rising of marginalized and rural women in India. She has been relentlessly working for over two decades for the rights of women in remotest parts of India. She has been an unsung hero for upbringing the lives of innumerable women from the Dalit community.
Probably it is our turn to return her due towards the society by voting for her, that's the least we can do. ‪#‎Vote4Shruti‬