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Summary For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not the road we take. –Shalini (name changed), a domestic worker, Gurgaon, May…
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  Summary A video emerged from India in February 2020 showing five grievously injured men lying on the street being beaten by several policemen and forced to sing the Indian national anthem. The video was filmed on February 24 in Kardampuri, a…
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  Summary Soon after the Rana Plaza collapsed in 2013 in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing over a thousand workers, a top official from a global brand flew into Pakistan.[1] His sudden trip was sparked by the desperation to make up for orders…
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Summary On March 18, 2016, a group of men murdered two Muslim cattle herders who were on their way to sell bulls at an animal fair in India’s Jharkhand state. The attackers, all linked to a local “cow protection” group, accused Mohammed Mazlum Ansari,…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 The police asked me very nasty things like how it felt for me. I told them I was totally unconscious, so how would I know? The police said things like, ‘She’s mental, why should I pay attention to her?’ 
 —Susmita, 26, a…
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 In May 2017, a 23-year-old woman was murdered in Haryana state’s Rohtak district. The victim’s body was found four days after she was allegedly kidnapped by two men, who raped her, smashed her head with a brick, and then ran…
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Summary This is what I have to say about the wounds on the body of the said accused. Since he was a hard core criminal, he refused to give any information. It was essential to get that information from him, that’s why [the police] used the “truth…
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 When it comes to democracy, liberty of thought and expression is a cardinal value that is of paramount significance under our constitutional scheme.
 
 —Supreme Court of India, Shreya Singhal v. Union of India…
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 “Treated Worse than Animals”
 Abuses against Women and Girls with Psychosocial or

 Intellectual Disabilities in Institutions in India
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 Summary and Key Recommendations
 Lack of Government…
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 Glossary
 
 Bhangi: Literally, “broken

 identity,” a derogatory name used to refer to people from the caste

 traditionally responsible for manual scavenging.…
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 “They

 Say We’re Dirty”
 
 
 Denying

 an Education to India’s Marginalized 
 
 Glossary
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 Failures in

 State Responses
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 Map of Nepal
 
 
 
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 Breaking the Silence
 Child Sexual Abuse in India
 Summary
 Key Recommendations
 The Central Government Should:
 The State Governments Should:
 Methodology
 I. Child Sex Abuse in…
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 “Between Two Sets of Guns”
 Attacks on Civil Society Activists in India’s Maoist

 Conflict
 Map of India
 Summary
 Key

 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I. The

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 Out of Control
 Mining, Regulatory Failure, and Human Rights in India
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 Key
 Recommendations
 To the
 Government of India
 To
 India’s State Governments
 To the
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 Schools and
 Armed Conflict
 
 A
 Global Survey of Domestic Laws and State Practice Protecting Schools from Attack
 and Military Use
 
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 Recommendations
 Introduction
 Methodology
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 The “Anti-Nationals”
 Arbitrary Detention and Torture of
 Terrorism Suspects in India
 Map of India
 Summary
 Recommendations for Immediate Action by the Indian
 Government
 Methodology
 I. Recent Attacks
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 This report documents a pattern of
 grave abuses by India’s Border Security Force (BSF) against both
 Bangladeshi and Indian nationals in the border area along India’s 2,000
 kilometer long international fontier with…
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 Walls at
 Every Turn
 Abuse of
 Migrant Domestic Workers through Kuwait’s Sponsorship System
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 Key
 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I.
 Background
 The
 Migration of Domestic Workers to Kuwait…