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Wives of the disappeared or Half-Widows? Some reflections on the pejorative nature of language

By Deya Bhattacharya

Such is the dilemma of the woman speaker. That the categories of patriarchal language distort what she might like to say is no longer in question.

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On the journey into Kashmir: Why it all happened.

— by Deya Bhattacharya

Unlike other children my age, I did not grow up listening to stories from my Dida (maternal grandmother). Oddly enough, Dida, an avid reader (even now, at the age of 90!) and immensely progressive for her time, is a scribbler. 1,143 more words

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Seminar report: The ‘Disappeared’ of Cyprus

On 16 July, Lobby for Cyprus held its annual seminar at Cyprus Week, which takes place at Theatro Technis in London every year. The theme of this year’s event was a remembrance of those listed as missing following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus  in 1974. 1,078 more words


Discovering Dardpora, Through their Eyes

Note: The research would not have been possible without the support and guidance from my mentors at The Hindu Centre for Politics & Public Policy, and Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR). 1,604 more words

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[Statement] End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!-CAED

CAED Statement on the International Week of the Disappeared
“End the list! Sign and Ratify the Convention Against Disappearances Immediately!”

Jonas Burgos, Rudy Romano, Hermon Lagman, Joseph Belar, Jovencio Lagare, Romualdo Orcullo, Diosdado Oliver, Artemio Ayala, Arnold Dangkiasan, Edgardo Estojero, Renato Topacio, Sherlyn Cadapan, Karen Empeño, Leo Velasco, Manuel Manaog, the list of the disappeared goes on with no end in sight. 401 more words

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[From the web] ASEAN and AICHR: End Enforced Disappearance in Southeast Asia!-Focus on the Global South

On 24th April 2015 at the ASEAN Peoples Forum in Kuala Lumpur, NGOs (including Focus on the Global South), CSOs and ASEAN People organized a workshop on Enforced Disappearance in ASEAN to raise awareness of the barriers victims face in accessing justice and the mechanisms ASEAN can use to stop enforced disappearances. 1,794 more words

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A Very Quick Look at the Mexican Government and its Future

“In fact, they do nothing.”
—Olaya Doza on the inaction of the Mexican government in human rights cases

I hope that the United Nations and human rights organizations continue pressurizing the Mexican government over Ayotzinapa.

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