Graphic: Commission representatives meet with local community members; Khotang, Nepal. Despite the committed efforts of human rights defenders and national human rights institutions NHRIs across South Asia, achieving human rights objectives, particularly in the post-conflict setting, remains a daunting task. Almost all the countries in the South Asian region - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka — face common challenges of impunity, endemic violence, and institutionalized discrimination in realizing their human rights goals.
The South Asia Forum for Human Rights SAFHR is a South Asia-focused human rights organization based in Kathmandu whose mission is to "promote respect for universal standards of human rights with emphasis on universality and interdependence of human rights. SAFHR aims to be a forum for dialog between regional human rights organizations and activists. At this congress representatives from over fifty NGO's recognized the need for a regional perspective on South Asian human rights issues.
Progress like this, naturally, does not happen in a vacuum. In subsequent years, similar legislation acknowledging a third gender was enacted in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and India; Pakistan celebrated its first Trans Pride Parade just last year. Moreover, Sri Lanka and Bhutan have allowed people to change their legal gender.
The report gave an overview of the complaints sent to various human rights mechanisms, its progress, and responses. The report also presents case briefs of victims and the human rights violations they face, including extrajudicial killings, tortures, attacks, and detentions. Since the past seven years, NCJP has been annually observing and analyzing the National Education Policy and Curriculum along with the content prevalent in the textbooks taught in public schools across Pakistan. The [ Read more ].
The Indian government is currently considering a report that argues for tougher laws to criminalise online hate speech through amending existing penal provisions. We are now concerned that the amendments proposed in the report use the same kind of vague phrasesand in effect reanimate S. This recent development is just one of many that are important for the future of free expression in the South Asian nations of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh — collectively home to about million internet users.
Only the Maldives shone as a bright spot. Crackdowns on the Right to Freedom of Expression intensified across the region. Enforced disappearances continued to scar communities in Pakistan and Bangladesh; civilian casualties remained at record highs in Afghanistan, civil society organisations continued to be harassed and shut down in almost every country.
To access all contents in our website, you need to create an account and login. Full access on approval is given within 48 hours. Please contact us for any issue.
If the girl child manages to overcome health issues and gets a basic education, it is unlikely she will escape child marriage — in the region, 1 in 2 girls are married before the age of Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage at 52 percent, followed by India at 47 percent, Nepal at 37 percent, and Afghanistan at 33 percent. Although Bhutan is a middle-income country, it still has a high rate of women giving birth before the age of Huge disparities by region, caste, class, and income affect the use of maternal and child health services in South Asia.
Traditionally, states see the diaspora at best, as an instrument of long distance nationalism, and at worst, as a source of internal conflict. Yet, migrants who define themselves as South Asians in North America transcend subnational and national borders in the name of a pan-regional identity. This article, based on ethnographic fieldwork combined with an analysis of digital networks, explores the construction and the limits of the South Asian category, identity and ideology in North America.