NGO Reports: Human Rights

WHRIN Launches Report to UN – 21st Century Witchcraft Accusations and Persecution

Geneva, March 10th  2014 – WHRIN launches what may be the first ever report into the global scale of witchcraft accusations and persecution, muti killings and human sacrifice at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council. See full report here
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Asia: The Asia Foundation 2012 reports

Water shortages and global climate change; long-running sub-national conflicts; human trafficking and gender-based violence; persistent poverty and widening income gaps; weak legal systems and ineffective governance institutions—these are among the critical issues The Asia Foundation is helping to tackle in the 21st century. In fact, The Asia Foundation’s mission, which we refreshed in 2012, has never been in sharper focus: to improve lives, expand opportunities, and help societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. To read full report click here

Nepal: Amnesty report 2013

Nepal’s failure to punish perpetrators of grave human rights violations and crimes under international law committed during the armed conflict which took place between 1996 and 2006 has created an environment where violations continue to be committed with impunity.
Governance and the rule of law have been greatly compromised in Nepal, and the failure of political parties in May 2012 to agree a new Constitution – mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed six years previously, has only exacerbated the problem.
Successive governments’ decisions to withdraw criminal cases against individuals with political affiliations, promote alleged perpetrators of human rights violations to senior leadership positions and propose amnesties which could cover serious crimes, send a clear message to all potential perpetrators that there will be no consequences for their crimes. Sexual and domestic violence has yet to be tackled effectively by the justice sector anywhere in Nepal; impunity for violence against women is widespread. To read full report click here

WHRIN Report to UN: Exploring the Role of Nollywood in the Muti Murders of Persons with Albinism

 

A Report to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right for the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council on the Attacks and Discrimination Against People With Albinism (PWA). See full report  here

Nepal: A Baseline Study on Reported Cases of Elder Abuse in Nepali Press

Abuse and neglect of senior citizens is a growing concern of all societies. Proper understanding of the magnitude and characteristics of Elder Abuse is necessary for developing policies and programs to curb this social evil. This study, by the National Human Rights Commision Nepal and the Geriatric Centre Nepal,  is based on cases of elder abuse reported in the two prominent national dailies, Kantipur and Anapurna Post, in a period of July 2008 to July 2010. Such data base limits study of cases that could not draw media attention, such as emotional and psychological abuse. Blaming an old woman for witchcraft was the second most common cause for physical abuse. To read more click here

Nepal: WOREC Annual report 2012

WOREC Nepal (Women’s Rehabilitation Centre) since its inception in 1991, is actively engaged in the promotion and protection of human rights, campaigning on violence against women and trafficking of women as well as economic social and cultural rights. This year, WOREC jointly with NAWHRD (National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders) was actively engaged in 100 days campaign on violence against women and 60 days campaign on violence against women alleged as witches.  This annual report highlights the major accomplishment and achievements during 2012. To read more click here

Nepal – INSEC Situation of Human Rights in 2012: Overall assessment

During the six year long journey of the peace process, the year 2012 has become a darker one from a human rights perspective. Compared to previous years, more incidents of violence against women were recorded in INSEC documentation this year, with a total of 52 women victimized in the name of practising witchcraft. To read more click here

Nepal – A study on violence due to witchcraft allegation and sexual violence

Violence against women is a serious problem which often recieves less attention. Nepali women are no exception to this with 60-70% threatened by violence. The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) have presented their overall description and details of incidents of rape, sexual violence and accusations of the practice of witchcraft practices in their 2012 report. To read full report click here

Attacks on Persons living with albinism in Africa

Persons living with albinism have been kidnapped, mutilated and killed by fellow citizens for the purpose of witchcraft related rituals. The following documents reported attacks  on persons living with albinism in Africa. See here: PWA Attacks in Africa

 

Congo: Witchcraft in the Congo

A compilation of articles and blogs written by world vision on the issue of witchcraft in Congo. See here.