South India Cell for Human Rights,Education and Monitoring- SICHREM
SICHREM seeks to empower the disempowered groups of dalits, tribals, women, children and minorities to protect their individual and collective rights for a dignified life, through education, monitoring and mobilising civil society for concerted action.
Work and Achievements
SICHREM is an NGO based in Bangalore, working for Protection of Human Rights especially of the very poor and marginalized sections of our society. The organization is implementing a fairly large programme of Human Rights Education in about 200 Schools in Karnataka. We also are engaged in regular fact- findings into cases of Human Rights violations and provide legal aid for the victims. We run a telephonic helpline for victims of Human Rights Violations and that provides free counselling and legal aid.
The organization is also engaged in several campaigns and advocacy for a Human Rights friendly society. We implement the Child Helpline- 1098 for the Kolar District. SICHREM also as setup ‘District Human Rights’ Centers in five Districts of Karnataka and we are making efforts to establish the same in all Districts Head quarters.
SUMMARY OF INTERVENTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS SO FAR:
SICHREM is one of the pioneer civil society initiatives in Karnataka, committed to monitoring Human Rights violations at different levels. In 1995 SICHREM launched its core programme on Human Rights education. The organization has succeeded in creating a holistic approach to education, whereby issues of equality, dignity and Human Rights are discussed and addressed to a variety of audiences. The main activities and achievements of SICHREM are summarized below:
a. Human Rights Training (HRT): An average of 10 training workshops is organized each year. The courses target specific groups, including: women, dalits activists, child rights activists, NGO, teachers, lawyers, media professionals etc.
b. Monitoring Human Rights: SICHREM is involved in several fact-finding missions to ensure that victims are able to access and seek justice and compensation. Fact-finding reports are also used for lobbying.
Fund Utilisation Statement
Utilized for the victims of Human Rights Violations.