Articles by: Sharan Srinivas

A new solidarity fund for South Africa’s embattled frontline activists

A new solidarity fund for South Africa’s embattled frontline activists

South Africa Human Rights Defenders Fund aims to provide holistic support and solidarity to community based human rights defenders working on land, housing and environmental rights Whilst the crackdown against civil society and human rights defenders in Mozambique and Zimbabwe this year received widespread international attention and press coverage, less is known about the steady increase in harassment, intimidation and[Read More…]

November 28, 2019 World
Medha Patkar: From Peaceful Protester To Political Prisoner In Independent India

Medha Patkar: From Peaceful Protester To Political Prisoner In Independent India

Fasting, according to Mahatma Gandhi, is a tactic that should be used only when other avenues of redress have been explored and failed. In a struggle that has spanned over 30 years, Medha Patkar and her Save the Narmada movement (Narmada Bachao Andolan, NBA) certainly cannot be accused of not using every possible avenue to secure justice for some 60[Read More…]

September 1, 2017 India