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Today, September 1st, will be an exciting first day of school for most Serbian children. But for many children with disabilities, it will be just one more day without a chance to learn, make friends, and interact with peers and teachers.
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A living room in Veternik Institution where children and adults with disabilities spend most of their days. There are no toys, education materials, or carpets on the floor. The only available source of stimulation is a TV attached to the wall.
  Human Rights Watch welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (“the Committee”) for its Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities. Human Rights Watch…
The Peace Prize for Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai was well deserved. But their work is just a beginning. And the problem of forced child labor is enormous. More than a decade ago, I accompanied Kailash Satyarthi on one of his rescues. It was dusk…
India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today. The Child Rights Committee made its recommendations to…
Over 40 percent of India’s children drop out of school before finishing 8th grade, despite a recent law designed to provide free and compulsory elementary education for all. Most students who quit school are from the lowest rungs of Indian society. A new…
(New Delhi) – School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Four years after an ambitious education law went…


 Say We’re Dirty”

 an Education to India’s Marginalized 
 Failures in

 State Responses
Maoist insurgents and government security forces in India should respect children’s safety and right to education by keeping schools off-limits in the weeks before the April and May 2014 national elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The Maoists, also…
(New York) - Governments should improve protections for students and teachers during wartime by explicitly outlawing attacks on schools and curtailing their use by the military, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
(New York) - Maoist militants and Indian authorities should protect both schools and children's access to education during the upcoming Bihar state elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The use of schools by government police and paramilitary forces…
In early July 2010, India's education ministry, the Ministry of Resource Development, wrote to the chief secretaries of the eight states affected by Maoist militants known as Naxalites, and demanded that security forces occupying government schools…

 Naxalite Attacks and Police Occupationof Schools in India's Bihar and Jharkhand States
 I. Summary
 Attacks on schools
 by Naxalites
 of schools by security forces
(New York) - Children around the world face systematic barriers to schooling that are undermining global progress towards universal primary education, Human Rights Watch said today in a report released ahead of the U.N. World Summit. Human Rights Watch…

 Future Forsaken
 Abuses Against Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in India
 I.  Summary.. 
 II.  Background.. 
 HIV/AIDS in India
 Government Bodies Responsible for
 HIV/AIDS-Affected Children…