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Raising awareness and supporting the population

People, in particular the most vulnerable people suffering ESC rights violations, should be able to assert and defend themselves their rights. Therefore, they should know ESC rights definitions, legal bases, nature of state obligations, public policies, how administrative and judicial institutions work, etc.

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“Mass protest of public proved as a tool of victory for achieving Justice” – state response to struggle of Dalits on Panchami land in Tamil Nadu.

Land is the not only the source of livelihood, it is the source of liberation and dignity for Dalits in Tamil Nadu. The land struggle is Tami Nadu has begun in the last 2 decade and the struggle is still on. Here is the live struggle of Dalits in 6 villages to reclaim their own land; their (...) > continue


India: N. V. Ramana, a young dalit, is not afraid to talk anymore

Monday 22 March 2010 by Frères des Hommes

Who would dare go and see the local authorities to ask for water taps in the village, for a title deed for land cultivated for generations, or for access to the temples like everyone else in the population? Not one of the 1,400 inhabitants of the Dalit quarter of the village of Thettu would have dared do that a few years ago. And yet the 1950 Constitution bans any discrimination against caste members. So, theoretically, the Dalits have the same rights as the rest of the population.

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India : Tribal populations want to hand down the land to their children

Monday 22 March 2010 by Frères des Hommes

The place is southern Andhra Pradesh. In the village of Company, a name given by British settlers when they used to trade here, some twenty Yanadi tribal families live in huts, at the edge of the forest. (...) Today their presence is threatened. The forest ministry still hasn’t granted them title deeds, as it should have done under provision of the law. For that reason, the inhabitants of Company have no access to government programs that would allow them to have running water, electricity and staple commodities at reduced prices for the poor.

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India : Female construction workers build their rights

Monday 22 March 2010 by Frères des Hommes

Anjali poses with her three sons in front of her house, between open air sewers and a swampy private property. We are in the Rajendanagar District, in the heart of the huge Koramangala slum, in Bangalore. Anjali’s parents fled the poverty of Tamil Nadu rural areas over 40 years ago. Anjali is now 37 and has never known any other life than the one in the slum of this South Indian megalopolis.

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India - Street Theater against discrimination in hospitals

Wednesday 3 February 2010 by Frères des Hommes

Fedina’s cultural team and Okkuta, the federation of retired people’s associations, demonstrated their anger on Saturday, June 27, 2009 in front of this hospital.

With billboards, leaflets, and 20 minutes of performances: songs, dances and sketches, they denounced abuse, neglect and discrimination against the poor and the elderly within public hospitals.

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Awareness raising of the rights of the child in Senegal

Tuesday 22 September 2009 by Cellule Sénégal du Réseau Aoudaghost

During a training session organized by the Senegal Unit of the Aoudaghost Network, 7 Wolof words were identified to sum up the various rights of the child, including ESC rights.

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Raising people’s awareness of their ESC rights in Senegal

Tuesday 22 September 2009 by Cellule Sénégal du Réseau Aoudaghost

The Senegal Unit of the Aoudaghost Network made a booklet in order to raise people’s awareness of their ESC rights.

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Support project for promoting the economic and social rights of women and grassroots women’s groups in Mali

Monday 14 September 2009 by Clinique juridique DEME SO

As part of the national activities of the International Programme of Training on ESC Rights Enforceabililty Approaches, the DEME SO Legal Clinic decided to carry out various awareness raising and communication actions on women’s economic, social and cultural rights in the town of Bancoumana: radio broadcasts, conferences-debates and radio broadcast debates.

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Training module on women’s economic, social and cultural rights in Mali

Thursday 10 September 2009 by Clinique juridique DEME SO

This module on women’s economic, social and cultural rights was drafted as part of the support project for promoting the ESC rights of women and grassroots women’s groups, a project that was developed by the DEME SO Legal Clinic in the rural town of Bancoumana, Mali.

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Training on Your Rights: Modules on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Wednesday 4 February 2009 by Bernardo D. Larin - PhilRights

Knowing one’s human rights is a necessary condition for people to claim and assert them. "Training on Your Rights: Modules on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights", consists of several modules that will equip people with needed skills to monitor and document the realization or abuse of their rights.

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