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Madurai student invited to address U.N. forum

Premalatha addressing the media.  

Twenty-one-year-old Premalatha Tamilselvan, a law course aspirant from Madurai, has been invited to attend the Human Rights Council Social Forum to be held at Geneva from October 1.

A graduate in History, Ms. Premalatha has been invited to address the forum at the screening of ‘A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education’, a 2012 documentary in which she featured. The documentary was produced by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Addressing a press meet organised by People’s Watch, a Madurai-based NGO here, Ms. Premalatha said that she wanted to pursue a career in law. As a lawyer she would be able to address social issues, she added.

Featuring in the documentary, Ms. Premalatha, then a student of the Elamanur Adi Dravidar Welfare School, spoke on issues relating to caste and gender disparity. One part of the documentary focused on the impact of human rights education among schoolchildren in India.

People’s Watch executive director Henri Tiphagne said Ms. Premalatha was part of the programme on human rights, recognised by the United Nations.

He urged the government to make it mandatory for schools to have classes on human rights.


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