The New Year 2019 Beckons us to Equality

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  • Empowerment of Divyangs: Teachers’ MLC Declares his Commitment

  • July 5, 2019
  • To empower Divyangs, People’s Action for Rural Awakening organised a Parents’ Meeting at PARA, Ravulapalem on June 28, 2019. The chief guest for the programme was East and West Godavari Districts MLC Illa Venkateshwar Rao. Introducing the newly elected Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) from the Teachers’ Constituency to the participants, DAPC and Liliane Fonds Coordinator, B Subbayamma, appreciated his simplicity. She said that the council member does not haveany police escort and travels by RTC services.

  • ‘Government needs to implement HRE in all schools’

  • July 5, 2019
  • Telangana Human Rights Education team of PARA conducted an interactive meeting for old HRC leaders with NGOs on following a Human Rights-based approach. The meeting was held on May 26, 2019 at Sundarayya Vignana Kendram, Hyderabad. The meeting was organised to create a platform for the leaders of Human Rights Clubs who have passed out of school to share their ideas, and to plan their continued involvement in Human Rights activities. Around 30 HRC leaders and representatives from NGOs participated.

  • Children Demand Protection: AP Minister Releases Manual on Human Rights Clubs

  • June 29, 2019
  • The members of Human Rights Clubs of East Godavari District met Andhra Pradesh Women Development and Child Welfare Minister Taneti Vanitha at her residence in Kovvur, West Godavari on June 27,2019. Along with their guide teachers, they expressed their anguish at the increasing number of violations of Child Rights and atrocities against children. They mentioned about the horrendous incident involving 9th month old Srihitha at Hanmakonda. They explained about the need for effective Village Child Protection Committees. As Human Rights Club members, these children wanted to be active participants in these committees.

Resources

  • A journey Healing the TRAUMA of Inequality and Initiating the MISSION of Equality

A paper presented by John Tharakan at the International Meeting of Province Development Offices at Nairobi on “The New Management Approach”. The paper proposes an integral approach to development. The inherence violence in inequality needs to be recognized and the consequent trauma healed. A non-violent pedagogy needs to replace the repressive system that apes the dominator model of society. Healing of past traumas needs to go hand in hand with active participatory relationships and spirituality that gives up privileges and practices equality.


  • India’s Hunger Index: What Can Be Done?

India has a federal form of governance. Success of food and nutrition security measures call for negotiations vitally required between the Centre and the States pertaining to them, writes K.R. Venugopal. This a passionate as well as compassionate writing coming from a person who has been the Principal Secretary to three successive Prime Ministers. He knows what is urgently needed so that the concerns of the hungry masses, who are equal citizens with us can be addressed with urgency …


  • Methodology of Don Bosco

Methodology of Don Bosco