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Bangladesh: too early marriage a violence against children

The shock of child marriage on the lives of girls and boys can be ruinous. It may start a series of children’s health complications, with child mortality, domestic violence, severe poverty cycles and much more. The Bangladesh practice of child…

New Delhi unsafe for Burmese refugees

The Indian national capital city of New Delhi, which gives shelter to over 8,000 registered Burmese refugees, half of them women and children, remains unsafe for the asylum seekers. A recent report titled ‘Doke Kha Bon’ from the Burma Centre…

“Humanism in India” – Indian edition presentation in Mumbai

To begin with, I would like to thank the organizers of today’s presentation, Bhavan’s College and its Cultural Centre, the World Centre for Humanist Studies (India), and the book publisher, Foundation for Humanization. The book we are presenting is not…

Bangladesh’s Jahangirnagar University: sacred place for migratory birds

Far from the man-made political machinations of the city, and with the advent of the winter season, millions of migratory birds of different species seek the warm marshes, forests, and rivers of Bangladesh. The effect of hosting these millions of…

Fill in the Gap!

Our nomination of Gap Inc. as an irresponsible company for its refusal to join the Bangladesh Safety Accord made the short list of nominees for the Public Eye Awards! Please support our campaign for corporate accountability in the apparel industry…

Pakistan – unfortunate week for children

This week can be considered unfortunate week for children due to incidents of road accidents, suicide bombings, domestic violence and sexual abuse. According to various media reports at least 25 people including 18 students died in a horrific road mishap…

Humanism in India

Book Release by Mrs. Vasanti Kachhi – Principal Bhawavn College-, Dr. Manu Kothari – Dean, KEM Hospital, Encology Dept.-, Author Fernando Garcia and Dr. Poddar – Radical Humanist — at Mumbai, 16 January 2014.

Fukushima: An Ongoing Warning to the World

Amy goodman for Democracy Now! TOKYO—“I write these facts as dispassionately as I can in the hope that they will act as a warning to the world,” wrote the journalist Wilfred Burchett from Hiroshima. His story, headlined, “The Atomic Plague”…

Humanist Movement India – National Meeting

Chennai – 24,25,26 January 2014 (see accompanying photo for details)

History shows way out of Thai conflict

Deposed former prime minister police lieutenant colonel Thaksin Shinawatra brought something new to Thailand. It is what is preventing a peaceful settlement of the conflict now raging in Bangkok’s streets, and it is not his political opening to the rural…

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