Human Rights, International, News, NGO / November 29, 2016 Amnesty International presses Malaysia for release of sedition-accused cartoonist

Bangkok: Human rights NGO Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Sunday to free a popular political cartoonist who has been arrested over making offensive drawings of Prime Minister Najib Razak. Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is also known, was arrested for sedition on Saturday, a day after security forces dismantled his exhibition showcasing drawings...

Asia, International, NGO, UK / July 23, 2016 Indian NGO Magic Bus named Charity of the Year in UK

Magic Bus , a non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in Mumbai to work with street- children , was named Charity of the Year at the first-ever charity awards here in the UK . Magic Bus, which supports over 360,000 children and 8,500 young people across 22 states in India and recently launched a pilot programme...

International / July 13, 2016 History of NGOs

International non-governmental organizations (NGO)  have a history dating back to at least the late eighteenth century. It has been estimated that by 1914, there were 1083 NGOs. International NGOs were important in the anti-slavery movement and the movement for women’s suffrage, and reached a peak at the time of the World Disarmament Conference. However, the...

RSSC ALSO DISPUTES ITUC REPORT FINDINGS
Africa, Europe, NGO

RSSC ALSO DISPUTES ITUC REPORT FINDINGS

ROYAL Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Managing Director Nick Jackson has also disputed the ITUC workers rights violation report findings. ITUC is the International Trade Union Congress. In a report compiled by the ITUC dated October 2016, titled ‘Workers Rights and Land Confiscation in Swaziland’s Sugar Sector,’ the congress said despite the substantial contribution of the…

Amnesty International presses Malaysia for release of sedition-accused cartoonist
Human Rights, International, News, NGO

Amnesty International presses Malaysia for release of sedition-accused cartoonist

Bangkok: Human rights NGO Amnesty International urged Malaysia on Sunday to free a popular political cartoonist who has been arrested over making offensive drawings of Prime Minister Najib Razak. Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, or Zunar as he is also known, was arrested for sedition on Saturday, a day after security forces dismantled his exhibition showcasing drawings…

Bahrain slams Amnesty International for ‘inaccurate’ report
Middle East, News, Russia, UK

Bahrain slams Amnesty International for ‘inaccurate’ report

Following Amnesty International’s report on Bahrain published last Monday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry slammed the international human rights organisation, accusing them of publishing inconsistencies in their report. The report, which was conducted by interviewing over 90 alleged victims of human rights abuses, along with their family members and lawyers, was published in order to give…

Erdoğan: Greenpeace Activists Have Always Been Trouble in Black Sea
News, NGO

Erdoğan: Greenpeace Activists Have Always Been Trouble in Black Sea

About hydroelectric power plants, President Erdoğan has said “they revolutionized”, they confronted difficulties in this matter and continued, “Greenpeace activists have always been trouble in our Black Sea”. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spoken at Electric Power Plants Mass Opening Ceremonies organized in Beştepe Cultural and Congress Center. Erdoğan said they’ve started preparations for a…

Amnesty India closes offices, postpones events after sedition accusation
News, NGO, People

Amnesty India closes offices, postpones events after sedition accusation

NEW DELHI: Amnesty International India has temporarily closed its offices and postponed events aimed at raising awareness of rights abuses over safety concerns for its staff after the charity was accused of sedition+ by protesters, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Political activists held demonstrations against the rights group on Tuesday and Wednesday, accusing it of…

ILO must stop NGOs from exploiting Indian, Nepali workers returning from Gulf, says INTUC leader
Middle East, News, NGO, People

ILO must stop NGOs from exploiting Indian, Nepali workers returning from Gulf, says INTUC leader

New Delhi (India):A routine report, based on testimonials collected from workers returning to India and Nepal from the Gulf, especially Qatar, has elicited sharp reactions from a leading member of the international labour union community. This report shows how the World Solidarity Movement (WSM), a Brussels-based NGO, HAS persuaded a set of workers on their…

Human Rights, Labour, NGO, People

Over 11,000 NGOs derecognised for failing to renew registration

Government has derecognised more than 11,000 NGOs after they failed to renew their registration by June-end, preventing them from receiving foreign funds. The Union Home Ministry said it has cancelled registration of 11,319 organisations that had not applied for renewal of registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act by the June 30 deadline this year….

History of NGOs
International

History of NGOs

International non-governmental organizations (NGO)  have a history dating back to at least the late eighteenth century. It has been estimated that by 1914, there were 1083 NGOs. International NGOs were important in the anti-slavery movement and the movement for women’s suffrage, and reached a peak at the time of the World Disarmament Conference. However, the…

NGO says capacity building, positive orientation in ICT usage will curb fraud
Africa, NGO

NGO says capacity building, positive orientation in ICT usage will curb fraud

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), the Zariah Elizabeth Foundation (TZE), says capacity development and positive orientation in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) usage will curtail fraudulent acts. The TZE Executive Director, Mr Akindayo Akindolani, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that many fraudulent acts among youths could be stopped if the…

Top 10 wildlife welfare NGO worldwide
Environment, NGO

Top 10 wildlife welfare NGO worldwide

Animal or Wildlife welfare activists give voice to species that cannot speak. It turns out that as the world becomes more aware of the various dangers faced by the wildlife, so does the web flourishes with sources for wildlife protection. Here are best at their work, Wildlife saving NGOs. 1. WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY WHAT: Conservation of…

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