Category Archives: Human Rights

Colombia – Impressions of Chocó

Impressions of Chocó By Ralston Deffenbaugh LWF Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights “Chocó Magicó” – “Magical Chocó” – reads the beautifully photographed poster for the LWF World Service program.  Yes, Chocó – the northwestern department of … Continue reading

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Nepal – Nepali Women Embrace Opportunity to Change Society

LWF Partners on Women’s Rights LALITPUR, Nepal/GENEVA, 8 March 2012 (LWI)- It was a shock for Manmaya Shrestha when her husband broke his legs in a farming accident 15 years ago in Nepal’s rural Lalitpur district and her family lost … Continue reading

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Central America – LWF Welcomes UN Call for Protection of Human Rights Workers in Honduras

Latin American Churches Working on Human Rights Network TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras/GENEVA, 17 February 2012 (LWI) – The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has welcomed a preliminary United Nations report on human rights violations in Honduras that urges protection of human rights workers, … Continue reading

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Djibouti – Supporting education and protection programs for refugee children

by Michael Hyden, LWF Program Officer (LWF World Service Geneva) for LWF Kenya/Djibouti program 14th February 2012 Education and Protection Program for Refugee Children in Djibouti I have just returned from a field visit to the LWF Kenya/Djibouti program, where … Continue reading

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Kenya – Protecting refugee children, fulfilling and draining for lawyer

By Melany Markham Communications Officer, LWF Kenya/Djibouti Kakuma, Kenya, 16 October (LWF) – Working as a child protection officer for the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in the Kakuma refugee camp is both emotionally draining and fulfilling for Viola Ocharo, a … Continue reading

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Nepal – “Children Forum Helped Change My Ways” – Bimal

Text by Sangeeta Rijal, Communications Officer LWF Nepal Photo / LWF Nepal Bimal Gurung a Bhutanese refugee living in Beldangi I camp in Jhapa, one of the two eastern Nepali districts, which has been hosting Bhutanese refugee since 1990 is … Continue reading

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Farmer’s suicide in India

FARMERS’ SUICIDE IN INDIA As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) there are at least 16,196 farmers’ suicides in India in 2008, bringing the total since 1997 to 199,132.  According to another study by the Bureau, while the number … Continue reading

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