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On 10 December 2015, GHRD marked International Human Rights Day together with the European Platform against Religious Intolerance and Discrimination (EPRID) at the European Parliament. The conference organised by EPRID on“Religion, Security and Human Rights” discussed the importance of freedom of religion and key steps to be taken against violence which is committed falsely in the name of religion. GHRD's guest, Ms. Kalpana Devi who is a human rights defender from Pakistan, were one of the key speakers along with U.N Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Prof. Heiner Bielefeldt and Elmar Brok MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee.Read more...
Global Human Rights Defence is happy to announce that we have been granted the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). This is a great honor that marks many years of our and our partners’ hard work and dedication.Read more...
The increasing number of kidnappings, murders, and forced conversions of Hindu girls in the Sindh district of Pakistan impelled human rights organizations such as PHSWT, GHRD, CSSP, PHF, and CRMP to arrange a protest at Press Club Hyderabad in Sindh on September 18th, 2015. This demonstration demanded the attention of official authorities for the protection and rights of minorities of Pakistan, and justice for the families of victims, which include Naseeban Bheel and Hawli Meghwar.Read more...
GHRD celebrated its Special Consultative Status with the United Nations together with its supporters and partners by a joyful reception event on 12th November. The attendees enjoyed the speech by Mr. Sradhanand Sital, Chairman of GHRD along with Naz Tuncay, Human Rights Officer and Tatsiana Yankelevich, Lobby and Advocacy Officer.
The event underscored the achievements of GHRD and local partners in the pursuit of a sound respect for human rights. Since 2003, GHRD together with its local partners have brought attention to the forgotten issues and atrocities faced by minorities in South Asia. Acquiring the Special Consultative Status is an important milestone for our international lobby and advocacy efforts to put minorities on the agenda of international human rights mechanisms.
GHRD thanks all who joined our reception event to celebrate this memorable achievement with us. We would like to specially thank Ron van den Berg, director at Bruynzeel Keukens for their generous donation to support our core human rights work. Without our supporters and dedicated team, it would not be possible for us to reach this important milestone.
2014 has been a year of increased cooperation for GHRD, as well as its local and international partners. Marked with 27 international events celebrations, increased coalitions memberships, independent hands-on research, and various campaigns and trainings in Europe.
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