Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter that says: freedom is rising again.

Every day we move from slavery to freedom, spreading our wings to search the road that will lead humanity on the journey towards full equality without discrimination for women and men alike, the road to recognize the humanity of the other as our own.

This week is special for follower of Jesus Christ all over the world -- the Passover that says nevermore! And Easter that says: freedom is rising again.

It is the time for MOVING FROM CHARITY TO DIGNITY - Free from fear and free from want.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Lenin Raghuvanshi

Lenin Raghuvanshi
Rights of the Marginalized in India
Lenin Raghuvanshi is the Secretary General and Executive Director of the Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR). His human rights work focuses on advocating for the basic rights of marginalised groups in Indian society.
An Ayurvedic physician by profession, he has been working for the rights of bonded and child labourers and other marginalised people in Varanasi and eastern part of Uttar Pradesh, India.
In 1996, he and his wife Shruti founded the PVCHR, a community-based organisation, to break the closed, feudal hierarchies of conservative slums and villages by building up local institutions and supporting them with a high profile and active human rights network.
He has become the symbol of nonviolent resistance among millions of Dalits fighting for dignity. Due to his commitment on behalf of the marginalized, he has periodically suffered death threats.
As well as being an Ashoka Fellow, Lenin was the President, United Nations’ Youth Organisation (UNYO),Uttar Pradesh (India) Chapter. Lenin’s work has been recognised with Gwangju Human Rights Award for 2007.
In 2009, in collaboration with the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victim (RCT), Denmark, Lenin developed Testimonial Models for torture survivors in India. The City Council of Weimar in Germany selected Lenin Raghuvanshi for theirInternational Human Rights Award for 2010. He was nominated for Roland Berger Human Dignity Award 2012.
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