Registration open for Diploma in Human Rights

June 15, 2012

Here is the golden opportunity of learning and experiencing the importance and value of human rights in today’s globalized world.

SICHREM and the Department of Political Science, St Joseph’s Evening College, are offering “A One yearDiploma In Human Rights‘”.

The main objective of this course is to create awareness among students, teachers, members of religious congregations, NGO’s, activists, movements and other professionals. The course is open to all. Human Rights is a key concern today and this course will help all individuals, teachers, professionals and others, equip themselves to know, understand and practice Human Rights.

There is already a great need to gain knowledge in Human Rights, so we implore you to take up this opportunity:

Kindly contact St. Joseph’s Evening College office and SICHREM office for the Application Form and Prospectus.

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Meeting of State Advisory Committee on HRE at Bangalore – 16 Feb 2012

March 16, 2012


Certificate course in Human Rights

March 6, 2012

The Department of Political Science, Government First Grade College, K.R.Puram, Bangalore in association with the South Indian Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring-SICHREM is offering a Certificate course in Human Rights sponsored by UGC. The programme was inaugurated by the Dr. Ruth Manoram, Magsaysay awardee and the dynamic social activists of the Dalit and for the downtrodden. Mr. Mathews Philip, Executive Director of SICHREM addressed the gathering during the inaugural ceremony. Mr. Patrick Rajkumar, Asst. Prof in Political Science and is the Coordinator of the course.

For more details Contact Mr. Patrick Rajkumar:   +9742198935, Email: patrickrajkumar@yahoo.com


Community Meeting at Vasanthnagar slum

January 17, 2012

As part of the Social Audit Exercise on RTE of NCPCR in Bangalore, Ms. Margaret & team organised a community meeting in Vasanthnagar slum on 13th January 2012.


Head Masters Orientation Program

September 30, 2011

SICHREM, IHRE and Department of Public Instruction – Government of Karnataka jointly organised an orientation program for the Head Masters of Human Right s Education schools in Bangalore on 17th Sept at United Mission School. 35 Head Masters from 35 different schools in Bangalore participated in this program.

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Denial of admission to a school dropout – Admission after SICHREM’s intervention

July 6, 2011

Thirupathaiah, son of Mr. Srinivas resident of Koramangala, Bangalore, studied 10th standard in the Corporation High School in Austin Town, Bangalore. Due to shortage of attendance he was not allowed to write his exams. The Headmaster (HM) of the school advised Thirupathaiah to continue in the same class for another year and appear for exam. Never keeping up the promise, the HM refused to admit Thirupathaiah in 10th standard in the next year and forced him to appear as a private candidate. The parents of the child worrying about the admission of their child approached SICHREM requesting SICHREM to help for the child’s readmission in the same school and in the same class.

A fact finding committee was constituted, which visited the school and approached the HM. The committee mediated between the parents and the school administration. The committee made the HM aware about the provisions in the Right to Education (RTE) Act and other provisions in the UNCRC relating to child’s education. On the intervention of the committee, the HM agreed for admitting Thirupathaiah in 10th standard. The HM also asked Thirupathaiah’s parents to pay the admission fee.

After the intervention of SICHREM, Thirupathaiah is now continuing his studies.

Under RTE, dropouts should be mainstream based on “age in appropriate class” and he/she must be treated as a regular student. The UNCRC which was ratified by Government of India in 1992 says denial of the same is a violation of Right to Development.


Para-legal clinic on Mysore Road

May 21, 2011

The paralegal training orgnised by SICHREM in collaboration with Women Health and Development (WHAD) at Nayandahalli,Mysore Road on 18th May 2011, saw more than 20 participants.

Ms Margaret from SICHREM offering legal advice to the participants at the legal clinic.

Participants at the paralegal clinic held in Nayandahalli.

Participants at the paralegal clinic held in Nayandahalli.