Child Rights Violation- Over Anti CAA School Drama at Bidar

August 17, 2021

The Karnataka High Court on Monday made a prima facie observation that the presence of Policemen in uniforms, carrying weapons, while interrogating children with regard to the sedition case on staging of an anti- CAA drama at Shaheen Education Society in Bidar January 2020, was a serious violation of the provisions under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka directed the state government to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

The court has also asked the state government to consider issuing necessary directions to the policemen across the state to ensure violations of children’s rights do not take place. The bench also directed the state government that a senior officer, higher than the rank of the DCP who submitted the affidavit, be nominated by the state DGP and IGP to look into the violations.


Job Advertisement: Data Analyst

August 13, 2021

MANASA Centre for Development and Social Action (MANASA) invites applications for various vacancies for Misereor project. This document mentions all details regarding the current openings at MANASA. For more details about, MANASA, please visit – http://www.sichrem.org.

MANASA believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women, LGBTIQ candidates, candidates from Dalit and Adivasi communities, religious and ethnic minorities, and persons with disability.

Position: Data Analyst (full-time)

Division: Program

Location: Flexible

Experience: Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in research and data analysis

Qualification: Post graduation in relevant fields.

Language: Proficiency in English and Hindi. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage.

Overview:

  • S/He will have prior experience in data analysis.
  • S/He will arrange and analyze data submitted by the researchers.
  • S/He will document, report, edit, case studies and periodic dispatches in English.
  • S/He will possess advance knowledge of MS Excel.
  • S/He will assist in organizing meetings and workshops.
  • Prepare media briefs on activities and interventions

Apply: Interested candidates should send applications to manasacrprog@gmail.com by August 20, 2021. The application should comprise the following documents:

  • One page (max 500 words) covering letter mentioning suitability for the position
  • Resume highlighting qualification and experience for the position and supporting documents and last held position
  • Expected Salary (per month)
  • Details of three referees to be contacted

Please mention ‘Data Analyst’ as your email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to share relevant supporting documents.

Joining: Latest by October 1, 2021


Job Advertisement: Accountant- Bangalore

August 13, 2021

MANASA Centre for Development and Social Action (MANASA) invites applications for various vacancies for Misereor project. This document mentions all details regarding the current openings at MANASA. For more details about, MANASA, please visit – http://www.sichrem.org.

MANASA believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women, LGBTIQ candidates, candidates from Dalit and Adivasi communities, religious and ethnic minorities, and persons with disability.

Position: Accountant (full-time salaried) 1 No.

Division: Finance and Accounts 

Location: Bangalore

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in finance and accounting

Qualification: B. Com or any other relevant field

Language: Proficiency in English and Hindi

Overview:

  • S/He will maintain the accounts and financial records.
  • S/He will prepare periodic financial statements.
  • S/He will maintain daily books of accounts.
  • S/He will monitor financial variances in budget lines
  • S/He will coordinate the periodic audits
  • S/He maintain online database for all finance related documents
  • S/He will support programs team with budget and accounts for activities

Apply: Interested candidates should send applications to manasacrprog@gmail.com by 20th August, 2021. The application should comprise the following documents:

  • One page (max 500 words) covering letter mentioning suitability for the position
  • Resume highlighting qualification and experience for the position and supporting documents and last held position
  • Expected Salary (per month)
  • Details of three referees to be contacted

Please mention ‘Accountant’ as your email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to share relevant supporting documents.


Job Advertisement: Social Activist

August 13, 2021

MANASA Centre for Development and Social Action (MANASA) invites applications for various vacancies for Misereor project. This document mentions all details regarding the current openings at MANASA. For more details about, MANASA, please visit – http://www.sichrem.org.

MANASA believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women, LGBTIQ candidates, candidates from Dalit and Adivasi communities, religious and ethnic minorities, and persons with disability.

Position: Social Activist (full-time)

Division: Program

Location: Flexible

Experience: Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in rights-based interventions 

Qualification: Post-graduation in social work, social sciences, or any other relevant field with exposure to human rights.

Language: Proficiency in English and Hindi. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage.

Overview:

  • Coordinate with partners and civil society organizations on interventions
  • Organize activities in collaboration with partners and associates and preparing reports 
  • Experience of organizing meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Compile and develop materials and handouts for the activities
  • Manage website and social media handles and pages to promote activism

Apply: Interested candidates should send applications to manasacrprog@gmail.com by August 20, 2021. The application should comprise the following documents:

  • One page (max 500 words) covering letter mentioning suitability for the position
  • Resume highlighting qualification and experience for the position and supporting documents and last held position
  • Expected Salary (per month)
  • Details of three referees to be contacted

Please mention ‘Social Activist’ as your email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to share relevant supporting documents.

Joining: Latest by October 1, 2021


Job Advertisement: Legal Assistant (Lawyer) (full-time)

August 13, 2021

MANASA Centre for Development and Social Action (MANASA) invites applications for various vacancies for Misereor project. This document mentions all details regarding the current openings at MANASA. For more details about, MANASA, please visit – http://www.sichrem.org.

MANASA believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women, LGBTIQ candidates, candidates from Dalit and Adivasi communities, religious and ethnic minorities, and persons with disability.

Position: Legal Assistant (Lawyer) (full-time)

Division: Litigation

Location: Flexible

Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in litigation/legal research.

Qualification: LL B

Language: Proficiency in English and Hindi. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage.

Overview:

  • S/He will support in following up individual cases which require urgent interventions and follow up before courts and commissions.
  • S/He should have good understanding of the working of the NHRC, SHRC and other institutions.
  • S/He will maintain database of information sought through RTIs.
  • S/He should have proficiency in using online legal research tools and familiarity with Indian research database.

Apply: Interested candidates should send applications to manasacrprog@gmail.com by August 20, 2021. The application should comprise the following documents:

  • One page (max 500 words) covering letter mentioning suitability for the position
  • Resume highlighting qualification and experience for the position and supporting documents and last held position
  • Expected Salary (per month)
  • Details of two referees to be contacted

Please mention ‘Legal Assistant’ as your email subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to share relevant supporting documents.

Joining: Latest by October 1, 2021


Job Advertisement: Researchers

August 13, 2021

MANASA Centre for Development and Social Action (MANASA) invites applications for various vacancies for Misereor project. This document mentions all details regarding the current openings at MANASA. For more details about, MANASA, please visit – http://www.sichrem.org.

MANASA believes in affirmative action and encourages applications from women, LGBTIQ candidates, candidates from Dalit and Adivasi communities, religious and ethnic minorities, and persons with disability.

Type: Researchers (Monthly Stipend Rs. 20,000)

Posts: 18 (Eighteen) Across India

Locations: Respective state

Position:

This is a part time position wherein experienced grassroots activists will contribute towards protecting and strengthening constitutional values within their states in the framework of SDGs with special reference to SDG16.

The researchers supported through this research program are expected to document instances pertaining to SDG 16 in their respective states. The researchers will also closely associate and engage with SHRIs (State Human Rights Institutions) and legal aid authorities in their states. The researchers are expected to support the formation of networks towards realization of SDG 16.

The program will be for three years and the decision of continuity of researchers will be taken at the end of every six months based on an objective evaluation.

Qualifications Skills:

The researchers should have considerable experience in working with civil society organizations and social movements at the grassroots level in their respective states and should be willing to closely collaborate with civil society networks and groups, journalists, academics etc. They can be associated with various organizations, networks, and platforms but not as fulltime employees with the same.

Researchers based in the following states can apply or the SDG 16 research program: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand.

Language:

Reading and writing the local languages in the state where the applicant is based is essential.

Apply:

Please send your biodata / resume and a letter of reference to manasacrprog@gmail.com latest by August 20, 2021. Please do clearly mention in the email subject ‘Fellowship Application-State-District’, for example, ‘Fellowship Application-Karnataka-Bangalore’. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The first phase of research program will commence from September 1, 2021.


International Day in support for the Victims of Torture on 26th June 2020. 

June 26, 2021
On the occassion of International Day in support of the victims of Torture a webinar was organised in association with St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bengaluru

Covid Relief by SICHREM

June 17, 2021

The Covid 19 pandemic has continued its spread in India, during the spread of Covid 19 and the lockdown, many people have lost their jobs and suffering for the basic necessities like food and ration for survival in the vulnerable community. Many people became socially and financially backward community, in this majority of them are working as daily wage laborers.

In response to the pandemic and requirement of food in such vulnerable community Manasa- SICHREM took initiative in 8 districts of Karnataka to distribute about 442 Ration Kits along with Sanitary items to the community. Specially, to the people who lost their jobs during the lockdown, such as Auto rickshaw drivers, daily laborers, vulnerable community like single mothers and children, elderly, widowed families, disabled families and families affected by Covid 19 and people living on the streets, temples, beggars, railway stations and migrant workers.

Each Ration kit included items like Rice, wheat flour, Sooji, pulses, cooking oil, masala powders, clothes and sanitary items worth Rs. 1000 and for few people food items like Bread and cooked food were also distributed in the 8 districts of Karnataka.

In total 442 Food/ ration Kits has been distributed to financially backward and vulnerable people. Many families who are daily wage laborers, single bread earning family members, people who lost jobs due to Covid, elders and homeless people benefited from this relief work. Specially, families affected by Covid and facing problems with neighbors and socially discriminated people due to stigma, for instance people who were not even allowed to buy milk from the local dairy and many more.

On the other hand, the Covid wave has hit the people very hard, restrictions, lockdown by the government and with lot of obstacles the Staff of SICHREM and District Coordinators with lot of courage and commitment following the Covid protocols reached the deserving families in supporting them all ways possible is much appreciated.

People’s Response:

In this current situation, families facing the hardships responded that they were not reached or no support was given to them. This distribution was a life line for them and is very thankful at this time for the support provided by Manasa- SICHREM in reaching them at the right time during the unexpected Pandemic lock down.


31st March 2021, the Hindu & 23rd February 2021 in Face book         

April 1, 2021

  Newspaper


 3rd  Human rights discourse on 31st March 2021

March 30, 2021