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A Democracy Evening: American Civil Rights Movement

September 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Civil Rights and Liberties, Events

Transparency Maldives, Madulu and Strength of Society (SOS) present ‘A Democracy Evening’, a series of thematic events based on documentary films, movies and discussions. We will focus on a wide range of themes like independence, civil rights, tolerance and organized crime among others. The idea is to kick start a dialogue on some of the […]

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Happy Birthday MLK!

January 15th, 2010 · No Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Tolerance

Martin Luther King, the hero of US civil rights movement, was born on 15 January, 1929. King is remembered for his messages of equality, tolerance and non-violence delivered at a time when US was deeply divided over racial lines. Long after the assassination of 1968, King remains one of the most respected and remembered figures […]

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Marking the 45th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

September 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Civil Rights and Liberties

August 28, 2008 was the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, which called for racial equality in the US. Even after 45 years, the speech remains an inspiration to civil rights activists all over the world. August 26, 2008 marked the 88th anniversary of granting of voting rights for women […]

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Reports of Increase in Torture in Prison and Detention Facilities

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

New reports of torture in the main prison at Maafushi and in the detention center of Dhoohindhoo have emerged in the Maldives. Minivan News has reported an increase in torture and human rights abuses both in Maafushi and Dhoonidhoo. The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol […]

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Guaranteeing Rights of Workers in the Maldives

May 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Labour Rights

The lack of a Labour Law and poor enforcement of existing labour regulations have made working environments unsuitable for workers in the Maldives who face problems of unfair dismissal, inadequate wages and long working hours. The Bill on Employment passed by the Parliament on 23 April 2008 will provide some safeguards to workers in the […]

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