Peoples' Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR)

PVCHR works to provide basic rights to all in India, and to prevent and respond to the exploitation of vulnerable and marginalized groups. Their mission is to start a movement for a people-friendly society (Jan Mitra Samaj) through an inter-institutional approach.

Their main activities include:

  • Accurate investigation and documentation of human rights violations connected with advocating, publishing and networking for the cases of human rights violations on a local, national and international level
  • Creating models of non-violent and democratic communities (people-friendly villages, torture-free villages)
  • Linking local and international human rights together
  • Linking grassroots activities and international human rights networks and institutions together
  • Building up local institutions and supporting them with active human rights networks
  • Creating a democratic structure for the ‘voiceless’ enabling them to access the constitutional guarantees of modern India
  • Providing psychological support through testimonial therapy
  • Empowering marginalized communities through education and access to information

Countries Involved