Ms. Margaret Sampath, Deputy Director Human Rights Education, conducting a session on Human Rights Education for the staff of Don Bosco at Don Bosco Provinical House, Bangalore on March 31st, 2017.April 3, 2017
Manikanta aged 25 years was a resident of Gandhinagar, Mysore and he was an autoriksha driver, belonged to Dalit community. There was a fight between Manikanta and his neighbor for some reasons. A neighbor informed the police. Manikanta was taken into custody by the police of N.R Police Station on 10th March at 11 p.m. His mother and brother visited the police station at 11.45 pm and did not find him at N.R police station. Police informed the mother that he is in the hospital and asked them to come in the morning. They never told them which hospital he is admitted. At around 6 am on 11th, his mother and brother went to the police station and the police informed her that Manikanta passed away and that his body is in K.R.Hospital.
The SICHREM DHRC in Mysore has done a fact- finding and filled a complaint before the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission to take action.
On 9th March, 2017 SICHREM received an information about an 11 year old girl who was working in a flat at GRAZIA Apartment in Lingarajapuram. SICHREM informed the childline attached to APSA immediately. Child line staff visited the house on 11th March, 2017 and found that the girl was working in that house for a year and was deprived from going to school she was brought from Ranchi, Child line rescued the girl and informed her mother and further actions are under process.
Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM felicitated the students of Department of Social Work, The Oxford College of Arts, Bengaluru on World Social Work Day, March 21st, 2017.April 1, 2017
The dignitaries on dais from (left) Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM, Ms. Smitha B.S., Careworks Foundation and Ms. Manjula KU, Coordinator – ZCCK, Bengaluru.
CSR Seminar on “Multi- Stakeholder Consultation on Human Rights Education and Role of Private Sector-Civil Society Collaboration” organised by People’s Watch, South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), and the National Foundation for India (NFI), New Delhi in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on March 16th, 2017 at The Chanchery Hotel Bangalore.March 31, 2017
At the inaugural session of the CSR Seminar (from left) Mr. Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director People’s Watch, Dr. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management IIM and Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director, SICHREM.
On Saturday 25th February, 2017 at St Josephs College we saw the graduation of 47 students who took part in the diploma course on Human Rights Studies. This diploma course was initiated by SICHREM and works in association with St Josephs Evening College.
The dignitaries on the dias were Chief Guest, Justice John Micheal D’Cunha, a Honorable Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Mathews Philip, Executive Director of SICHREM, Rev. Fr. Maxim Dias S.J the Principal at St Josephs Evening College and by the Rev. Fr. Anthony Joseph, Rector St Josephs Evening College.
All the speeches extolled the importance of Human Rights and the need for the recent graduates to put into practice what they have learnt during the diploma course.