Instead of reducing maximum speed limit, Thailand increases it to 120 kph

Thailand was among the countries globally that promised last year to reduce the maximum speed limit to 30 kilometre per hour (30 kph) to reduce road traffic crashes, and thus, save lives. More importantly, the government of Thailand played a major role last year as part of the International Advisory Committee to 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety held in Stockholm during 19-20 February 2020.

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Sri Lankan groups express solidarity with people of Burma and call for federal democracy in Myanmar

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As part of the South Asian Solidarity Forum for Federal Democracy in Myanmar, this week on Friday, 26th February 2021, the third session will focus on the theme: "Sri Lankan groups express solidarity with people of Burma and call for federal democracy in Myanmar."

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Are we failing children in the HIV response?

The promise was that by 2020, no child will be born with HIV or newly infected with HIV during breastfeeding across the world. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic posed an unprecedented challenge to health systems, the progress towards the HIV-related 2020 goalpost, despite some commendable gains, was not very encouraging. 

[video] United against the Burma Army: Ethnic nationalities call for federalism

'Have a seat but shut up please': Whither equality?

Shobha Shukla - CNS

 'Dumb dolls' may soon be adorning board meetings of Japan's ruling party. As per a news report, in response to criticisms that its board is dominated by men, Japan's ruling conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has condescended to allow 5 female lawmakers to join its board meetings provided they keep their mouths shut and do not talk during the meetings. Their status will be that of observers to see how decisions were being made. They would not be able to speak during the meetings, but could submit their opinions later to the secretariat office. According to the party's 82-year-old secretary general, this move would allow more female LDP members to see how decisions were being made.

United Against the Burma Army: Ethnic Nationalities Call for Federalism


As part of the South Asian Solidarity Forum for Federal Democracy in Myanmar, this week on Friday, 19th February 2021, the session will focus on the theme: "United Against the Burma Army: Ethnic Nationalities Call for Federalism."

Is pandemic policing different than policing for maintaining law and order?

Among the first responders in times of emergencies or crises is often expected to be the police. This was no different when Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a grinding halt. The public health emergency arising due to the pandemic, as well as cascading humanitarian crises in several countries and communities, only made the job of the police even more challenging.

Maximum travel speed of 30 km/hour: Are we walking-the-talk on road safety?


[हिंदी] Not just motorised vehicle riders but every person has a human right for safe commuting. But over 50 million people get injured and 1.35 million die every year due to road traffic crashes worldwide. More alarming is the fact that 90 per cent of these injuries and deaths occur in developing countries. Road traffic crashes are also the leading cause of death around the world for children and young people between 15 and 29 years of age. Over-speeding is identified as a major cause of almost 70% of these road traffic crashes in countries like India.

Growing call for federal democracy in Myanmar

Constanze Ruprecht and Bobby Ramakant

[हिंदी, watch the recording, endorse the joint statement condemning the Coup d'état in Burma] Growing number of civil society networks for peace, health and human rights from around the world are unifying their call for federal democracy in Myanmar. In a joint statement condemning the Coup d'état in Burma (after an online South Asia Solidarity Forum for federal democracy in Myanmar), over a hundred of these individuals, groups and networks from South Asia and other parts of the world united in solidarity with the people of Burma to strongly denounce the military coup d'état on 1 February 2021.