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But, here the question is the economic vulnerability of weavers, who have been facing hardship for years due to one reason or the other. The economic survey (2009-10) claimed that human development index (HDI) of India was improving gradually but weavers and their children in Varanasi continued to die either by committing suicide or succumbing to malnutrition. A report on suicide and malnutrition among weavers in Varanasi was prepared by the Peoples Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) in collaboration with ActionAid, an international anti-poverty agency. It claimed about 175 weavers have fallen prey to financial hardships since 2002. "After the slump in saree industry, the weavers have been facing acute hardships," said Lenin Raghuvanshi of PVCHR.Read more...
PVCHR received threats from state and non-state actors due to anti-hunger and anti-malnutrition campaign.PVCHR received attack by Regional Human Rights organization also.Please find Link and report:Read more...
Caritas India and People Vigilance Community for Human Rights (PVCHR) successfully organized a state-level Public Hearing on the realization of rule of law for scheduled caste in Patna on 17 May 2013. Its principal objective is to provide a platform to the Schedule Caste especially Mahadalits for sharing their atrocities against them and to come out with recommendation for the state government for improving the human rights situation of Schedule Caste especially mahadalits. The Public Hearing managed to draw 45 survivors from 6 districts of Bihar. http://www.caritasindia.org/InterventionDetails.aspx?Inid=96Read more...
History of testimony to resist by women, Dalit, Indigenous people, Minority, marginalized people are very old. Feminist literature, dalit literature and hunger strike of Irom Sharmila are few best examples of testimonial campaign in South Asia. Thanks to Jan Ole Haagensen and Erik Wendt of Dignity:Danish Institute against Torture to bring the Inger Agger to PVCHR for realization of testimonial therapy in India. PVCHR introduced honour ceremony based on hope, honour and human dignity with strong process of justice and reconciliation against culture of silence based on conspiracy of caste, patriarchy and communal fascism. Hope, Honour, Human Dignity, solidarity, justice based on secularism & rule of law and reconciliation are main components to bring successful peoples’ testimonial movement on ground to contribute in global Human Rights campaign
The work of PVCHR was awarded with the Gwangju Human Rights Award 2007, ACHA Star Peace Award 2008 and 2010 Human rights prize of the city of Weimar in 2010 and Usmania Award from Madarsa Usmania, Bazardiha for the development and welfare of education.read more
Basic rights for marginalized groups in the Indian society, e.g. children, women, Dalits and tribes and to create a human rights culture based on democratic values. PVCHR ideology is inspired by the father of the Dalit movement, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.read more
Indians society, especially in the rural areas, is still influenced by feudalism and the caste system which continues to determine the political, social, and economic life of the country. Caste based discrimination is practiced in the educational system...read more
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PVCHR founded in 1996 by Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi in close association with Sarod Mastro Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Poet - Gyanendra Pati and Historian Mahendra Pratap. PATRON: Justice Z.M Yacoob Sitting Judge Constitution Court of South Africa & Chancellor of University of Durban, South Africa.