Too `ugly` to rape: Brazil lawmaker comment sparks fury

A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker`s comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.

Bridging the struggle – nutrition for education

Every year millions of children are deprived of their basic rights of education and nutrition. Most of these children, from a tender age are compelled by situations to work for food. In a tough choice between literacy and hunger, it is always child labour to satisfy hunger that wins.

UN human rights chief highlights need to eradicate torture

The UN human rights chief on the international Human Rights Day Wednesday urged all states to act unequivocally in their effort to stamp out torture.

Cuba police arrest 32 during rights protest

Police in Havana arrested at least 32 people Wednesday at a demonstration marking Human Rights Day, AFP reporters on the scene observed.

TMC asks WBHRC chairman to step down on Human Rights Day

Trinamool Congress has asked West Bengal Human Rights Commission Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly, indicted by a Supreme Court panel in a sexual harassment matter, to step down on World Human Rights Day on Tuesday, saying "violators cannot be guardians."

`Anti-terrorist ops should not cause harassment to people in J&K`

Calling for zero human rights violation during counter terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief of Army`s Northern Command Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra on Monday asked the troops to ensure that people are not put to any inconvenience or harassment in the state.

Six win suit in Malaysia against govt over illegal arrest

Five lawyers and an activist on Wednesday won a civil dispute against the police and government over their arrest and detention during a walk to mark the World Human Rights Day in December 2007.

Pak nationals march on Parliament in South Africa after 4 killed

To protest against the killing of four Pakistani nationals, people from Pakistan and South Africa marched here on the Parliament a day ahead of the country`s public holiday on Human Rights Day.

Indian ethos assimilating, Pakistani exclusivist: LK Advani

BJP leader LK Advani, who had migrated from Sindh during partition, said Pakistani ethos is still "exclusivist and not assimilative" and leads to "painful" existence for the Hindu and Sikh minorities.

Mamata announces release of 51 life termers on Human Rights Day

On Human Rights Day Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal announced the release of 51 lifers, including political prisoners, and decided not to oppose the bail of ailing CPI (M) member Sushil Roy.

Kin of `disappeared` Kashmiris demand justice

Families of people who have "disappeared" in Jammu and Kashmir held a peaceful protest here on Saturday on the occasion of World Human Rights Day to seek the whereabouts of their loved ones.

Speaker tells LS to secure human rights objectives

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, LS Speaker has asked for LS to rededicate itself to achieving objectives enshrined in Universal Declaration on Human Rights.