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24 Oct 2013 description

Amir Murtaza

Every year on October 24, people from all around the world, celebrates World Polio Day. The world certainly deserves celebrations as the deadly disease has been decreased significantly and it is estimated that barring three countries, Polio has globally been eradicated.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2012, only three countries, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, remain polio-endemic, down from more than 125 in 1988.

03 Jan 2013 description


A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission

Amir Murtaza

Recently, the Pakistani press and electronic media have displayed detailed pictures of children who sadly died because of measles, a very infectious disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) also substantiates the news reports and informed that 306 children died in the country in 2012 due to this infectious disease. A large number of these deaths were reported in December 2012 in Sindh, the second most populated province of Pakistan.

13 Jun 2012 description

Life like hell in the place like heaven -- Mountainous region

By Indra Maya Shankar

21 Nov 2011 description

Farzana Ali khan

A change in society is improbable as inadequate educational facilities for girls and the low level of industrial development make life difficult for women while stringent laws make Pashtoon women less visible. Pushtoons are residing in Khyber Paktunkha province of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

There is a line in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet: "Frailty thy name is woman." It hints at the fact that women are feeble creatures.

16 Nov 2011 description

November 16, 2011

A Joint Statement by the Faith Based Network on West Papua (FBN), Franciscans International (FI), and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

INDONESIA: New report reveals extent of Papua human rights violations; NGOs meet in Geneva to address their concerns on the situation of human rights in Papua

Geneva, 3 November 2011

20 Sep 2011 description

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the world community and the international donors to help the more than eight million flood affected people from Sindh province who are under severe threat from widespread disease. The flooding has affected 22 out of the 23 districts in Sindh. The affected people need life-saving help. The flood waters have not yet started to recede and people are continuously migrating from one place to another place looking for a dry place to settle.

01 Sep 2011 description

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to introduce you to the latest report released by our partner organisation, Vikas Samvad, based in Bophal, Madhya Pradesh on the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project affected villages in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The report is titled: Valley of food insecurity and chronic hunger : Field status of government programmes under the Sardar Sarovar Dam Project affected villages in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh state, India.

08 Mar 2011 description

A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the International Women's Day

For 100 years now, a strong struggle for equal rights between genders has been taking place in the world. International women's day is the opportunity to celebrate women's economic, political and social achievements. It is the day to acknowledge the enormous potential of women in service of the prosperity of their communities and the core societal role they have to play for peace and political and economic development in their countries.

28 Feb 2010 description


Hunger Alert Update: AHRC-HAU-001-2010

28 February 2010

[Re: INDONESIA: 113 villagers' hunger deaths caused by government neglect as well as harvest failure in Yahukimo, Papua]


INDONESIA: The villagers living in famine-affected areas in 2009 have still not received adequate food and medical aid

ISSUES: Right to food; starvation; agriculture; poverty


Dear Friends,

The Asian Human Rights Commission …

23 Nov 2009 description

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is writing to draw your attention to the child malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh. According to the recent report received from Birsa Munda Bhu Adhikar Manch (Birsa Munda Forum for Land Rights) Rewa, MPLSSM and Right to Food Campaign Madhya Pradesh Support Group, about 83 percent of the children belonging to the tribal communities in eight villages in Rewa District are malnourished. The malnourished children in Rewa have been concealed by the Collector who said that there were no malnourished children in Rewa when a number of malnourished children were …

16 Sep 2009 description


The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from human rights groups working in Yahukimo that since January 2009 till now approximately 113 villagers in Yahukimo, Papua, died of hunger associated with diseases. The harvest failure this year caused by climate change resulted in deaths which aggravated lack of food in the villages.