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Peoples' Watch

India  
People’s Watch
Joined June 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods
“Henri Tiphagne and his organization People’s Watch, are fighting to ensure the rights of others and yet they themselves are being harassed and hampered by the authorities. There are many other civil society organizations in India that are in a similar position. This award is therefore intended to send a strong signal of support to the whole of the Indian human rights movement.”

Henri Tiphagne is the founder of the organization People’s Watch, one of the most notable human rights organizations in India. People’s Watch has been researching and documenting human rights violations, as well as providing legal representation to those affected, for over 20 years. The organization also actively supports human rights education. In 1997, Henri Tiphagne founded an institute offering training for teachers as well as mentoring around school human rights education programmes. So far, they have managed to reach out to around 500,000 children in 18 Indian states.

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