Monday, July 26, 2010

Chanda: a rising young star

Chanda 15 years old girls. She is leading Munshi Prem Chandra Bal Panchayt along with other two girls Pooja and Jyoti in urban slum Baghwanala in Varanasi district. These girls protest against the child marriage through street play and now days child marriage is prevented in Baghwanala. This area is developed as a model slum with 100 percent birth registration, vaccination, education to the children.

The children of Munshi Prem Chandra Bal Panchayat are in exchange as friends and via project with student from the Roentgen – High School, Remscheid, Germany. After interacting with these children Helma Ritscher recognizing the humble situation one school by sponsors and DIG from city Remscheid and centers for weavers with community hall with the fund by German Ministry for generations, family women and integration of the federal land of North – Rhine- Westfalia “via “InWent gGmBH and Indo – German Society of Remscheid.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Open letter to Prime Minister of India on Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi.

Respected Dr Singh

SUB: Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) congratulates you for passing The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 in the Lok Sabha. It is an initiative that generates hope among millions of victims of torture. It also fulfills India’s commitment to the world.

However, we think that the bill is far short of its expected form, and has undermined the hopes of the millions of victims of true. We think, this bill is designed to protect the public servants who inflict torture. It has also remained silent on the psychological trauma suffered by the victims and ignored the right to rehabilitation for the torture victims. This sends wrong messages to the poor already suffering in its fight against the perpetrator due to delaying judicial process and the nexus between perpetrator and the public servant. The governments both at the centre and state have enough laws to protect its own man, who will protect the majority of the poor people of this country?

Sir, PVCHRs’ partner Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims(RCT) has analyzed compatibility between The Prevention of Torture Bill in its present form and UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). It has also proposed the desirables to be included in the present bill for making it more human and protects the right to life with dignity of ‘aam aadmi.
Thanking you again for your Government’s initiative.

Yours sincerely

Executive Director, PVCHR

Advisor, PVCHR


Prevention of Torture Bill 2010 - RCT Comments

Right to Food initiative of PVCHR: Intervention against malnutrition

Right to Food initiative of PVCHR: Intervention against malnutrition

Friday, July 09, 2010



Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims (RCT) cordially invite you on the delivery (honor) ceremony of thirteen survivors on the birth anniversary of Late Sushil Tripathi, a veteran Journalist, these survivors were psychologically supported through testimonial therapy.

In the honor of late Sushil Tripathi we introduce media fellowship for the promoting a psycho -legal framework to reduce torture and organized violence in India.

Kamesh Hut, near veer studio Varanasi

Date & Time: 18th July, 2010 at 12:00 Noon

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Announcement of media fellowship

PVCHR – RCT announced the media fellowship in the remembrance of late Sushil Tripathi a veteran journalist for the promoting a psycho -legal framework to reduce torture and organized violence in India. 

 Job Title: Media Fellowship

Number of post: 3 (2 Hindi & 1English)

Division: Volunteer Action

Location: Uttarakhand, Varanasi & Lucknow

Last date: 18th July, 2010



Qualification & Experience: You must be a Post Graduate and minimum five year experience in working in main stream media or alternative media. Strong written and oral communication skills in English, Hindi and the local language are essential. It would also be a great advantage if you have knowledge on rights based activities.


Honorarium: Rs. 5300/- per month (consolidated).

Duration: 2 ½ years

How to apply for above fellowship:

The Application and the resume typed on a A4 size sheet and post it to "Manager HRD, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)/ Jan Mitra Nyas, SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi – 21002 uttar Pradesh or email your resume to so as to reach on or before 18th July, 2010.

Last Date of Application Submission: 18th July, 2010

Dr. Lenin
Ashoka Fellow
2007 Gwanju Human Rights Awardee
Executive Director-PVCHR
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My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can loose our battle.. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality….
Dr. B.R.Ambedkar
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Evidence of malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh

Evidence of malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Request for the May 18th Democratic Uprising Documents to the UNESCO memory of the world

Request for the May 18th Democratic Uprising Documents to the UNESCO memory of the world

Joie Springer

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date:Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM
subject:Re: Request for the May 18th Democratic Uprising Documents to the UNESCO memory of the world

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Dear Lenin,

I thank you for your interest and support of this nomination for inscription on the Memory of the World Register. This is to confirm that the file has been received and is currently undergoing evaluation. The nominators will be informed of the outcome in due course.

With best wishes

Joie Springer
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