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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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Learning from Martin Luther King’s messages

April 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Civil Rights and Liberties, Tolerance

Forty years ago, on April 4, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while on the balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The hero of the civil rights movement in United States was helping organize a strike for sanitation workers, one of the poorest workers’ groups in the city. King is remembered for his messages of […]

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Complaining of Torture and other Human Rights Abuses to the United Nations

March 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Civil Rights and Liberties, Human Rights, Torture

The Maldives acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) on 19 September 2006, exactly three years after Hassan Eavan Naseem was tortured and killed in Maafushi prison. Torture […]

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Welcome to Madulu Blog

September 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment · General

This is the blog of Madulu, a civil society organisation in the Maldives. Madulu works to promote democracy; human rights; free media; civil rights and civil liberties; social accountability; and tolerance.

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