NEWS and UPDATES
- Legal Clinic at Malayalapuram Returnees Village, Karachchi AGA Division, Kilinochchi
- Legal Clinic was held with the participation of 12 Remedial and Service Providing Institutions.Read More
- Selecting Mediators in Mannar and Kilinochchi
- Interviews to select Mediators for Mannar and Kilinochchi Read More
- Mobile Legal Clinic at Allaippiddy, Jaffna
- Pre-organized Mobile Legal Clinic was held in Allaippiddy in Jaffna yesterday.Read More
- HRD Training Commenced in Mullaithivu
- Human Rights Defenders Training Programme in Mullaithivu began today. Read More
- Human Rights Defenders Training Programme (HRDTP)
- Continuing HRD Training Programme 2011, the Project conducted several sessions of the Training during the month and there are few more training sessions to be held in the coming weeks. Read More
EVENTS / SUCCESS STORIES
Rishad and Rasana in Safe Hands
The Project coordinated to provide safe home for two children in Kuwait Village IDP Camp in Puttlam.
Rishad (1 ½ Years) and Rasana (3 ½ Years) were living alone with a drunkard father since their mother went to Middle East as a Domestic Servant. The Project was informed by the villagers about these two children who were often beaten and tortured by their father.
It was further said that the father is a casual labourer, and it is the young girl who takes care of his baby brother through out the day. It was further said that the little boy is often tied up to a nearby pillar during the day time in order to prevent him from running here and there. It was emphasized that the house is not safe for the young children due to misbehaviour of their drunkard father.
The Project arranged a special Combined Mission to the area with the Probation Officer and Women Police Officer of C & W Desk of Department of Police in Puttlam. After the inquiry, two children were taken into POLICE custody. Having conducted investigations, as the court order of the Magistrate of Puttlam, children were sent to the Government Children Home in Meegalawa, Kurunegala.
The Project is monitoring the progress of the case together with Department of Probation and Child Care.
Trincomalee - Commercial Bank lend hand to the Nursery Children
Pre-School Children of Chanthanavetti Relocation Village had to fetch water from home during school hours as water of the nearby well is not in usable condition. Hence, they needed to have a break in between to go home and bring water
At the Human Rights Monitoring Mission conducted to the area, the Project was informed about this difficulty by the teachers. Having informed to differnt stakeholders, finally the Staff of Commercial Bank offered to provide drinking bottles to the children.
Now, children bring water from home into their bottles, so that, they do not have to go home to fetch water.
Jaffna - Beneficiaries earn a living through producing palmyra handicrafts
Participants of Palmyra Handicraft Training held in Senthankulam have already commenced making use of gained knowledge. The Project, together with Palmyra Development Board commenced Six-month training on Palmyra Handicraft on 27th November 2009 for the IDPs in Senthankulam Welfare Center. The Training is still continuing, yet, the participants have commenced producing handicrafts such as trays, bags and flower vases. The products are been sold to the Palmyra Development Board.
The UN Peacekeeping Officer’s Course was recently conducted by the United Nations Peace Keeping School at the Kukuleganga. The course was spearheaded by Sri Lanka Army and was a program conducted under its Global Peace Support Initiative.
Trainers from Human Rights Commission conducted on “International Humanitarian Law, Child Rights and Women Rights”. Ten officers in rank of Major from Sri Lanka Army were participated in the course. The training focused on all aspects of logistics related to UN Peacekeeping Mission deployments and operations.