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India ranked 95th in first-ever SDG Gender Index

India has been ranked 95th out of a total 129 countries in the first-ever SDG Gender Index, which measures strides made in achieving gender commitments against internationally set targets. The index has been developed by Equal Measures 2030, which is a partnership among global and regional organisations from the civil society and the development and ..

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World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists

The World Press Freedom Prize also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May. Recipients of World Press Freedom Prize 2019 In 2019 award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists ‘Wa Lone’ and ..

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Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) not to be ratified by US

US President Donald Trump announced that USA will not abide by and will never ratify Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), a UN treaty aimed at regulating global arms trade. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) With aim of regulating international trade in conventional arms (from small arms to battle tanks, combat aircraft and warships), it was entered into ..

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Zuckerberg backs stronger internet privacy

The Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg called for the governments to play a greater role in protecting internet privacy. He cited 4 areas namely New regulations to protect society from harmful content Election integrity People’s privacy Data portability He said that Facebook is creating an independent body for the people to appeal its decisions. Currently the ..

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Abdul Aziz Muhamat recipient of 2019 Martin Ennals human rights prize

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, a Sudanese refugee detained on Manus Island, has won the prestigious 2019 Martin Ennals human rights prize for exposing the very cruel refugee policy of the Australian government. Recognized as a true leader, human rights and humanitarian advocate, Muhamat has tirelessly cared for fellow refugees, and eloquently drawn the world’s attention to ..

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LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019

The first LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was organised by LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India. The LAWASIA Human Rights Conference 2019 was held between 9 – 10 February 2019. The conference aims to provide a unique opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members to exchange insights and expertise on topics of significant ..

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