At least 10 million people globally do not have citizenship of any country, according to the UN. Without nationality, stateless people cannot vote and can find it difficult or impossible to gain access to healthcare, education and employment.
Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Voluntary Health Association of Punjab Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/11/2016 regarding increase of female foeticide and resultant imbalance of sex ratio and the indifference in the implementation of the stringent law that is in force in India.
India has been listed in 87th place in a global gender gap index study conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). India has gained 21 spots from 108th position in 2015 and overtook China (99) with improvements across Economic Participation and Opportunity and Educational Attainment.
Indigenous Peoples' right to give or withhold consent to development projects that affect their natural resources and ways of life has become stronger thanks to a new manual that guides development actors in designing and implementing such projects.
This report documents the precarious situation faced by many of the world’s 21 million refugees, the vast majority of which are hosted in low and middle-income countries, while many of the world’s wealthiest nations host the fewest and do the least.
Armed conflict and communal or ethnic violence have continued to cause massive displacement in India. The country is in need of amending its policies in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles for protecting internally displaced persons. The reliability of the existing data on IDPs and lack of a national governing body for protecting them are problems that need to be addressed.