Sunday, August 23, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A documentary film tentatively titled Picture A Change. It's being made by a group of film students in the San Francisco Bay Area, and will document human interest groups in 7 countries around the globe. Purpose is to create a platform for marginalized communities to tell their stories, and which can help them bring in more resources.
One of stories is in line with the mission of PVCHR. The film crew will go to Varanasi, India and document human rights work being done in the face of injustice and violent threats.
We were wondering if you could help project through donation and promotion of fundraising campaign, either on your website, by newsletter, or both. A link to our fundraising campaign on Kickstarter is below:
Posted by People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights at 4:21 AM
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Sunday, November 9, 2014
When Masculinity Harms Men
95% of incidents of violence in India are committed by men. The final episode of Season 3 examines why this is the case and how deeply-entrenched notions of masculinity affect attitudes towards women. The episode also helps explain the larger violence we witness in society, be it in incidents of road rage, ragging or acid attacks. It explores how fixed notions of masculinity are shaped and how they victimize not only those at the receiving end, but men themselves as well.
How masculinity ends up crippling men, depriving them of expressing normal human emotions like love, pain and vulnerability is the focus of this segment. Five men originally from the U.P.-Haryana regions talk about how they were taught by their own families to suppress their instincts and conform to a certain stereotype of being male and how this manifested in their behaviour.
Posted by People's Vigilance Committee on Human Rights at 2:57 AM