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10 books your kids can read to become better persons

Teach your kids about basic human rights, from education to equality, and the stalwarts through these interesting and easy-to-read books.

In Good Faith: The rights side of 70

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, holds lessons for a more equitable future.


Human Rights Day: 5 world movies to watch with kids

He Named Me Malala to Ruby Bridges, here are some movies that your kids would enjoy watching.

Pakistan kicks out 18 international charities after rejecting final appeal

Pakistan and its security forces are still stinging from a 2011 covert operation that involved a Pakistani doctor, an aid group and a vaccination scam to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding US Navy Seals who tracked and later killed him.

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

A report by UN investigators in August found that Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingyas with "genocidal intent," and said the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted under international law.

Egypt creates new human rights watchdog - to protect itself

The mission of the body, according to a Cabinet statement, is to "respond to claims" made against Egypt's human rights record and formulate a "unified Egyptian vision" to be stated in regional and international forums.


Bipartisan legislation introduced against China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang

The legislation calls for an FBI report to provide information on the harassment and intimidation experienced by ethnic Uyghurs and Chinese nationals studying or working temporarily in the US by Chinese officials.

Progress on rights depends on guarding free ideas: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said that “human rights activists” groups “seem to think differently” and maintain “a stoic silence” when “innocents are killed by left-wing extremists”.

At Pune lit fest, sessions on tragedy, trolling, lessons from dogs

According to PILF director, the festival aims to create an inspirational platform for all creative people, at all levels of their careers, and promote the culture of knowledge-based reading and learned appreciation of various arts and craft.

Guatemalan human rights activist shot to death, 21st in 2018

The 54-year-old activist was a member of the Ixiles Womens Network, which provides psychological counseling, social help and birthing assistance to women in rural areas of Guatemala.