The Price of Human Rights Work

When you work in human rights, you see a lot of sad faces. A ten-year-old […]


Mourning the Loss of a Human Rights Institution

  Brian and I stayed at the Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims for ten days. […]


The Most Epic Rickshaw Ride in the History of Humankind

  They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. In some cases, however, […]


Regarding Temple Elephants and Child Rights

    “There’s an elephant blessing people on the other side of the street.” I […]


What good are human rights?

During my first year of law school, I took a class called Public International Law […]


Vellusami’s Testimony

(Names of individuals have been changed to protect their identities.) Vellusami quietly sat next to […]


Don’t be deceived…mega malls and high heels have not driven out patriarchy in India…

I finished my meeting at Hengasara Hakkina Sangha (HHS) (a women’s rights group in Bangalore […]


Joy Amidst the Madness

It’s 5pm, one hour from the end of working hours at my NGO. Winter break […]


Juggling my dual identity and re-examining my role as a human rights activist

My first two months in India have been an absolute rollercoaster. I have slowly managed […]


New Beginnings in a Human Rights Community in Tamil Nadu

When we were told repeatedly during orientation to “expect the unexpected,” I kept wondering what […]

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