Friday, July 30, 2010

Recipients of Sushil Tripathi media fellowship

On the auspicious occasion birth anniversary of great writer Munshi Prem Chandra I am delighted to inform you that Mr. Ajay Rai, veteran journalist of daily Hindi newspaper "Amar Ujala", Mr. Sanjay Tiwari, editor of www.visforth.com, Mr. Parvez Ahamed, veteran journalist of daily newspaper "Hindustan - Lucknow", Mr. Gaurav Sehgal, dynamic and young journalist of daily newspaper "Hindustan Times - Lucknow", Mr. Pradeep Garg, a independent journalist from Uttarakhand and Mr. Ashish Awasthi a human right activist  are awarded with the Sushil Tripathi media fellowship for two year in the project "Promoting a psycho –legal framework to reduce TOV in India" jointly hold by Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) www.rct.dk.

 

 

During this duration the fellows has to write/ published the individual self suffering/story for the prevention of torture and organized violence and highlighting the anti –torture bill in the main stream of media with special focus on model block and torture free village process in the context of institutional reform. As the project main focus on strong and well organized testimonial campaign contribute to eliminate impunity for perpetrator of torture in India by creating 50 torture free villages through model block process in two states of India Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.



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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR): NHRC intervens in case of medical negligence

Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR): NHRC intervens in case of medical negligence

Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR): NHRC intervens in case of medical negligence

Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR): NHRC intervens in case of medical negligence

Please vote to Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi for TCN person of year 2010

http://www.twocircles.net/polls/tcn_person_year_2010.html

report of workshop on health

The two days workshop “during pre - natal and after care, safe motherhood, imbalance sex ratio, child marriage and law and its Impact on female and girls” was organized in hotel Kamesh Hut on 17 – 18th July, 2010. 33 women’s and 18 male participated in the workshop.

The workshop started with the recitation of the dalits thinker “difference between women and women”. Ms. Shruti explain the objective of organizing workshop and also briefly highlight about hosting organization Raj Dulari Foundation, Savitiri Bai Phule Women’s Forum and Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights. She also discuss about the data showing the precarious condition of the women and girls.

 In every 8 minutes one woman died during delivery in which 50% died to the infection and bleeding.
 In India 65000 women died every year during child delivery and 25000 in Uttar Pradesh
 MMR in India is 265 but alone in Uttar Pradesh it is 440. The condition of Bihar is better than Uttar Pradesh as MMR rate reduce from 371 to 312.
 56.2% women are suffering from anaemia.
 33% are victims of malnutrition
 Lack of blood in every second teenager girls.
 49% women weight less than 45 kg.
 56% illiterate mothers give birth with less weight.

Understanding this condition the role of NGO community mobilizer, ASHA, ANM should be cautiously for the safe institutional delivery of the pregnant mothers. Dr. Anju Jain briefly presented the pre- natal care and opens the forum for the discussion on the solution and eradication of the myths.

Dr. Amit Jain explains about the immunization of the child. Dr. Pravin Verma discuss about the problem faced by the women in old age and also their caring. Ms. Shruti explains about the impact of unequal sex ratio on the women and children and PDNT Act. Mr. Anup Kumar Srivastava presented the impact of child marriage on girls and women and open discussion with the participants.

On the same occasion five girls Chanda, Jyoti, Puja, Vimla and Madhuri -who fought against the child marriage, with Savitri Bai Phule Memorial Award. It is noted that these girls were supported with the scholarship from the Raj Dulari Foundation since class 9. With the help of sponsorship these girls were able to continue their study otherwise they might get married. It is noted that it is in result 10 years effort in the area of Baghwanala with the support of Child Right and You (CRY), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), Parul Sharma, Raj Dulari Foundation, Helma Ritscher, DIG (Germany) and InWent.

Few participants were planning for the marriage of the teenagers girls but after understanding its demerit, they took oath that they will marry their girls in appropriate age. In the last session of the workshop participants designed plan of action:


 To documentation of the violation against women and girls.
 To analyse the condition and design program which bring change in the condition through legal advocacy and counselling.
 Documentation of the successful story and time to time sharing in the society. To honor the women’s’ and girls so they may be encourage other women’s.
 More awareness in the community about safe motherhood, healthy child.
 To identify the sexual discrimination and discuss.
 To discuss on the social evil and on its impact, such as child marriage, imbalanced sex ratio.
 To enrich the teenagers to take care after marriage.


The out comes of the workshop was:

 It made sense that for a safe delivery it is not only sufficient to delivery in hospital by a trained nurse and doctor but also it is necessary to special care of pregnant lady during pregnancy in women health point of view.
 How to avoid the factor which impact on women health after a long time
 Things to keep in mind for the prospective of child health---- Vaccination, food, cleanness which far reaching effect on health
 Take care things in old age
 What is the effect on women and girls of unequal sex ratio
 What is PNDT Act
 Effect of child marriage on women and girls and law

Resource person:

 Dr. Anju Jain - Gynaecologist (MBBS, DGO & DNB)
 Dr. Amit Jain - Paediatric specialist (M.D, DCH)
 Dr. Praveen Verma – Physician (BAMS, Panchkarma)
 Mr. Manoj Singh – District coordinator UNICEF programme.
 Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi – lmbalance sex ratio,
 Mr. Anup Srivastava child marriage, impact on female and girls

http://www.scribd.com/full/35035405?access_key=key-2hqr1gjzo68qmd7jpu3a


Pre Natal Care of Pregnant

Friday, July 23, 2010

Open letter to member of parliament on Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

                                                                                                            23.07.2010

Hon'ble Member of Parliament

New Delhi

 

Respected Madam/Sir

 

SUB: Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010

 

People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) congratulates you and your party for passing The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 in the lower house of the Parliament during the Monsoon session, 2010.  This also testifies your commitment for the right to live in dignity for the common man. This bill has generated some hope among the dalits, tribals and other marginalized and poorer sections of the society including women and children who are victims of torture at the hand of the state or due to the nexus between state and private perpetrators.

 

The sense of victimhood coupled with denial of justice always alienates people from the process of nation building. Recently, a study has projected the number of torture cases in India per year at 1.3 million. The present bill will empower the victims.

 

However, among the prominent omissions in the bill are (1) It attempts to protect the public servant who are accused of committing torture, (2) Psychological torture must be included in the definition of torture and (3) The victims of torture must have Right to Rehabilitation. 

 

Madam/Sir, PVCHR with research support from Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims RCT has analysed compatibility between The Prevention of Torture Bill in its present form and UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT). It has also proposed the desirables to be included in the present bill for making it more human and used for protecting the right to life with dignity of your countryman.

 

Thanking you.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

DR LENIN RAGHUVANSHI        

Executive Director, PVCHR    

 

DR MOHANLAL PANDA

 Advisor, PVCHR

 

 

Encl:1. Analysis paper (one) as attachment
 
2. Link:

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-to-torture-establishment-of-rule-of_4790.html

 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/a-petition-against-torture-in-india

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2009/08/response-on-mass-petition-by-prime.html

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2009/12/appeal-on-human-rights-day-to-empower.html

http://lenin-shruti.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-to-torture-establishment-of-rule-of.html

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2009/05/lobbying-on-police-reform.html

 http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2009/05/step-forward-against-torture.html

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/04/please-fight-for-better-law-against.html

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/More-than-1,500-people-die-of-torture-in-Indian-prison,-human-rights-activist-says-12646.html

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100616/jsp/opinion/story_12570218.jsp

http://www.guardian.co.uk/journalismcompetition/killing-india-poor-with-impunity

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/04/proposed-anti-torture-bill-hailed.html

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2010/03/police-torture-and-media.html

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=17085&size=A

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2009/07/glimse-of-anti-torture-day-in-varanasi.html

http://www.ahrchk.net/pr/mainfile.php/2009mr/654/

http://lenin-shruti.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-to-torture-establishment-of-rule-of.html

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2009/03/dr-lenins-column-on-police-reform.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Varanasi/Sign-in-support-of-torture-victims/articleshow/4706255.cms

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2009/06/peoples-intiative-for-torture-free.html

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2009/06/no-to-torture-establishment-of-rule-of_1730.html

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/07/prevention-of-torture-bill-2010.html?spref=fb

 



Prevention of Torture Bill 2010 - RCT Comments

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

City commitment against torture and organized violence in Varanasi

City commitment against torture and organized violence in Varanasi

City commitment against torture and organized violence in Varanasi





Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and Danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) had exclusively hold the high profile honor ceremony of survivor of torture and organized violence on 54 birth anniversary of Veteran Journalist Sri Sushil Tripathi on 18th July, 2010 in Hotel Kamesh Hut, Varanasi. 

 The program started by paying homage on the photo of pro – survivor veteran Journalist by political leader Mr. Mohan Prakash, Dr. Shailendra Kumar Tripathi, Parikshit and Priyanka, Mayor Mr. Kaushlendra Singh, Acharya Sant. Vivek Das, Vijay Narayen, Dr. S.M Gangulay, Tarun Kanti Basu and many other renowned person of the city and local participation of around 150 people who join the struggle against TOV. 

The program proceeds giving brief introduction about him, as he raised the issues related to the down trodden and victims of any category candidly. Expressing their views, the participants recalled the contribution of the late journalist in the field of media and he fought for the cause of poor and victim through pen.

The testimony of the twelve survivors was read to the public and the survivors were honored with the testimony and traditional white shawl. The name of the survivors Ram Ji Gupta, Mrs. Neetu Gupta, Mr. Mahatim, Mr. Vinod Gupta, Mr. Phool Chand, Mr. Harkhali, Mr. Jahid, Mr. Bikhari Sahani, Mr. Lal Chandra Sonker, Mrs. Mamta Singh, Mr. Pankaj Kumar Verma, Mr. Dilip Seth. 

After hearing the emotional part of the testimony Bikhari Sahani started crying and the eyes of the people presented in the hall become wet. "I feed my family by pulling trolleys for 18 hours after working day and night. I took a loan of Rs 24,000 to build a shelter for my family to save it from rains. One fine day two officer came along with around 50 cops and bulldozer and without any information razed my house. We could not save our belongings. The incident left my wife in coma and later she died. Now I need justice after all I am a human being. Please do something for my children otherwise they will starve to death."

Ram Ji Gupta became nervous after hearing the soft feeling, on 12 February this year my entire family got to face police torture. Late in the night I opened the door of my house on hearing a knock. A couple of policemen barged into my house and started beating up female of my house with boots and belts. Even they tried to molest my wife and my daughter in law. Then they dragged us to police station and abused us. An ordinary man is not safe in the city. I want CBI and the CB-CID to investigate the matter and ensure justice for my family.

Mahatim felt proud after being honored and fearlessly narrated his self suffering to the media. He reaffirmed his fight against mafia don Munna Bajrangi up to the last battle for the conclusion of the case.

Overall impact of the honor ceremony is in form of survivor's commitment against impunity.

 On the occasion the five girls also Chanda, Jyoti, Puja, Vimla and Madhuri -who fought against the child marriage, were awarded with Savitri Bai Phule award. They Prevail and emanate from the traditional culture or male supremacy. As most women in India suffer directly or indirectly by the existing patriarchal structure of the society. Denying the child marriage the parents of these girls faced odd situation in the society.

After the girls are being honored by this award and high profile media publicity, the parents of these girls feel psychological courage and join the movement against the child marriage as organized violence against women. It is noted that it is in result 10 years effort in the area of Baghwanala with the support of Child Right and You (CRY), Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT), Parul Sharma, Raj Dulari Foundation, Helma Ritscher, DIG (Germany) and InWent.  

Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi announced "Sushil Tripathi media fellowship" for "Promoting a psycho -legal framework to reduce torture and organized violence in India" of 1 lakhs 20 thousand Rupees each to three including two from Hindi and one from English for two years for 10 story reporting. The media fellowship will be declared on the birth anniversary of great writer Munshi Prem Chandra (Shakespeare of Hindi literature) on 31st July, 2010.

The program was moderated by Sri Ashok Anand and ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi.

 

Please see the link:

http://testimony-india.blogspot.com/2010/07/from-glimpse-of-media-and-photo.html

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/Now-girls-say-I-wont-do/articleshow/6181691.cms

http://www.scribd.com/doc/34570436/Scan-0015

http://pvchr.blogspot.com/2010/07/prevention-of-torture-bill-2010.html

 

 

Friday, July 9, 2010

Announcement of various post

Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) – Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT) announced various post for its project, “promoting a psycho -legal framework to reduce torture and organized violence in India” for 2 ½ year. For more information about organization please visit: www.rct.dk, www.pvchr.org, www.pvchr.blogspot.com


1.Post: Advisor (Communication & Advocacy) -01 Part time
Location: Delhi
Honorarium: 25,500


Qualification: Post Graduate degree in social/political sciences or an equivalent work Minimum of 5 years of communication & Advocacy experience


Job responsibility:

 Identifying research and advocacy areas in TOV,
 Designing research studies,
 Knowledge, dissemination and assimilation data analysis,
 Preparing reports on the study findings,
 Networking & collaborating with the stake Holders and developing resource center.
 Coordinating with Human Rights Institutions and the legislators.

2.Post: Data -entry operator -01
Location: Varanasi
Honorarium: 8000


Qualification: Graduate and 5 year experience

Job responsibilities:
To coordinate the all documentation under the guidance of Project Manager

3.Post: Model block coordinator -05
Location: Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Ambedkar Nager & Nainital
Honorarium: 7300



Qualification
: Graduate in any discipline and one three years experience in the field of torture.

Job responsibilities:
 Oversee the implementation in accordance with objectives, activities and targets outlined within the proposals.
 Responsible for timely submission of all project implementation reports to relevant staff in the context of leader of model block.

4.Post: Administrative Assistant cum cashier-01
Location: Varanasi
Honorarium: 6000


Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Job responsibilities:
Assistant to the finance and Administration department.

5.Post: Psycho-social community worker -05
Location: Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Ambedkar Nager & Nainital
Honorarium: 5300


Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Job responsibility: To provide psycho-social support to survivors of TOV in model block under model block co-coordinator

How to apply:
The Application and the resume typed on a A4 size sheet and post it to "Manager HRD, Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)/ Jan Mitra Nyas, SA 4/2 A Daulatpur, Varanasi – 21002 uttar Pradesh or email your resume to pvchr.india@gmail.com so as to reach on or before 22nd July, 2010.
Last Date of Application Submission: 22nd July, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Invitation


Peoples’ Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) and danish organization Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture Victims(RCT) cordially invite you on the delivery (honor) ceremony of thirteen survivors on the birth anniversary of late Sushil Tripathi, a veteran Journalist, these survivors were psychologically supported through testimonial therapy.

In the honor of late Sushil Tripathi we introduce media fellowship for the promoting a psycho -legal framework to reduce torture and organized violence in India.

Venue: Hotel Kamesh Hut, near veer studio Varanasi
Date & Time: 18th July, 2010 at 12:00 pm

With Regards
Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi