Monday, August 29, 2016

EU in India congratulates Lenin Raghuvanshi for Prestigious MA Thomas Human Rights Award 2016

Message of EU In India at facebook as follows: 

Congratulations Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi!
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi, a human right activist, will be conferred the prestigious MA Thomas National Human Rights Award – 2016, in#Bangalore this September.
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi is an #EUVP Alumni. His organisation Jan Mitra Nyas/#PVCHR has twice been a recipient of grant funds under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (#EIDHR), for their work towards prevention of police torture and rehabilitation of victims of torture.
Keep up the good work Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi!
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JMN/PVCHR will continue to do everything possible to maintain higher standard of Human Dignity for every citizen of India and world. Thanks everyone for their cooperation and solidarity.

#EUVP #EU #pvchr #bangalore #u4humanrights

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Flood in Baghawanala: August 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#100women achievers of india : Ms Shruti Nagvanshi : A dedicated social worker

#100women achievers of india : Ms Shruti Nagvanshi : A dedicated social worker: A dedicated social worker, Shruti has been the District General Secretary of Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Childhood Movement), a nationa...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Bicycle for Freedom: Empowering Financially Weak and Sexually Abuse Prone Girls

In the pursuit for gender freedom and girl’s empowerment through education, PVCHR in collaboration with Kamalika Foundation, on August 16, 2016, had organised, ‘Bicycle for Freedom’ program. Five bicycles were distributed to the girls who are financial weak and prone to sexual abuse. With the financial assistance from two hundred Swedish donors, so far, eighty bicycles have been distributed to the underprivileged girls. Smita Sharma, a photo photojournalist, who has taken up the cause of sexual violence in India and abroad, was present. Here’s a report by Shruti in the weekly column Torture & Dignity that will be published every Saturday exclusively in Different Truths.

In a time where domestic violence against women are increasing leaps and bounds , child abuse and molestation is happening on daily basis and victims of such terrible incidences are coerced to lives with social stigma – education plays a significant role to prevent such cases and empower victims. In this context, with mission to empower girl’s educations that are financially weak and prone to sexual abuse, People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) along with Rajdulari Foundation (Sweden) initiated ‘Bicycle for Freedom’ project.

#u4humanrights #pvchr #dignity #freedom #cycle #girlpower

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Glimpse of madarasa education

Monday, August 8, 2016

Rights activist Lenin Raghuvanshi wins M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award 2016

Varanasi, August 08: Well-known human rights defender and social activist Lenin Raghuvanshihas been selected for the prestigious M.A. Thomas National Human Rights Award 2016 of the Vigil India Movement, Bangalore.

A three-member Jury consisting Justice Santosh Hegde, (former Judge, Supreme Court of India), Akbar Mirza Khaleeli, (former Ambassador of India to Iran and other countries and Board of Trustee of VIM) and Dr. Cherian Thomas, (Director of Ecumenical Christian Centre and Secretary & Trustee of VIM) unanimously selected Raghuvanshi for the award from among the nominations received from various parts of the Country.

The Vigil India Movement instituted the M. A. Thomas National Human Rights Award in 1994 in memory of its Founder President Late Dr. M.A. Thomas. The award carries One Lakh Rupees and a citation. In the past, Swami Agnivesh, PUCL, Medha Patekar, Harsh Mandar, Vithal Mahadeo Tarkunde and Justice V R Krishna Iyer were also honoured with this award. Raghuvanshi will receive the award in September 2016 in Bangalore.

Lenin Raghuvanshi, who has been working among the most downtrodden and marginalized community in Varanasi for about two decades, is the founder of Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. He has won several awards.

He is also recipient of 2007 Gwangju Human Rights Award from May 18 Foundation of South Korea and ACHA Star Peace award from Association for Communal Harmony in Asia USA.