Thursday, May 26, 2016

Varanasi Musahars Break the Shackles of Slavery, Emancipate Community

Elimination of the culture of silence, fear and phobia of organised violence and torture are the predominant factors of resilience to inculcate social transformation. It contributes in poverty elimination. The stories of Sarai and Sakara villages are the classical examples of how change happens. Here’s a special report by Shirin. It’s a part of the Different Truths and PVCHR awareness drive in eradicating bonded labour.  http://differenttruths.com/human-rights/subaltern-dalits/varanasi-musahars-break-the-shackles-of-slavery-emancipate-community/

Friday, May 13, 2016

Lenin, my Friend: Empowering the Marginal, Restoring Dignity

Lenin, my Friend: Empowering the Marginal, Restoring Dignity



Veteran
journalist Mr. Arindam Roy profiles the life and times of the human rights
activist, Lenin Raghuvanshi, who has been working tirelessly to empower and
emancipate the lowest of the low among Dalits, the Musahars and Nuts. A
caste-driven society that functions on the exclusion of the Sanathan Dharma has
to be replaced with the democratic and secular Sramana traditions. He has been
championing the cause of the marginal and the voiceless, restoring dignity and
helping them with their identity as respectable human beings.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A joint intiative for elimination of bonded labour from villages.

On the complain of Lenin Raghuvanshi dated January, 2016 , the Sub - Divisional Magistrate, Pindra in its letter no. .88/17-vividh- T.M.C.(Ayog) - 2016 dated 21 March, 2016 state that their is no bonded labour in Lakshirampur, Aswari, Hamirapur block of Badagaon block and Nehiya, Bhatwari khurd, Sarai musahar basti of Pindra block of Varanasi district.  PVCHR adopted these village in 2010 with the support from DIGNITY: Danish Institute Against Torture. In this initiative their was extraordinary support from National Human Rights Commission.

Saturday, February 6, 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


Saturday, January 9, 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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