May 22, 2023

Jail Mail: Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Week

28th May is celebrated as ‘Menstrual Hygiene Day’ every year worldwide to highlight the importance of good Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). 'Periods in Prisons' is an overlooked issue.

May 03, 2023

Periods in Prison - A Short Report on Menstrual Hygiene Management in India’s Women Prisons

This report highlights the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) standards and practices in women prisons in the country. The report is prepared based on the responses received from 11 prisons from 7 states across the country. The study was conducted between June 2021 and September 2021.

March 15, 2023


86 ORGANIZATIONS REITERATE CALL FOR AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION Rwandan authorities must allow an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the death of the Rwandan journalist John Williams Ntwali, 86 civil society organizations and media associations said today, reiterating a 31 January appeal.

March 13, 2023

Commonwealth Day 2023: Member States must honour and implement commitments made in Commonwealth Charter

London, Accra, New Delhi: On this Commonwealth Day, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative urges Member States to take stock of their commitments on human rights, good governance and the rule of law, and work together to ensure the realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth.

March 09, 2023

Global Supply Chains & COVID-19. Exposing exploitation in the personal protective equipment sector in Malaysia and Australia

The COVID-19 pandemic diminished the enjoyment of human rights across the globe, increasing the risk of human trafficking, forced labour and other forms of exploitation. The pandemic also generated a boom in the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), a manufacturing sector that was notorious for poor working conditions.

March 08, 2023

Digital gender gap is a barrier to women’s full participation in society

On this International Women’s Day, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the Commonwealth 8.7 Network call upon Commonwealth Member States to bridge the digital gender gap and ensure that women across the Commonwealth are able to reap the benefits of digital technologies.

February 13, 2023

Jail Mail Prison Reforms in Karnataka: Our Impact Story

This Jail Mail shares a positive story of reform in prisons of Karnataka - an example of successful collaboration between the prison department, State Legal Services Authority and civil society to initiate sustainable reforms within prisons.

February 03, 2023

Rwandan Authorities Should Ensure an Independent Investigation into John Williams Ntwali’s Death

Joint Statement by 100 Civil Society Organizations and Press Associations January 31, 2023 – Rwandan authorities should allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation, drawing on international expertise, into the death of John Williams Ntwali, a leading investigative journalist, over 100 civil society organizations and media associations said today.

January 23, 2023

Inside Punjab Prisons

The report, ‘Inside Punjab Prisons’, is a detailed study on the condition of prisons in Punjab commissioned by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority (PULSA) to CHRI in 2018.

December 30, 2022

Inside Karnataka Prisons

This Report - ‘Inside Karnataka Prisons’ in two volumes, is a prison-wise comprehensive review of the prison conditions, which the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) commissioned CHRI to undertake in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.