Adv Deepika to attend Human Rights Session at Geneva

Jammu, Sep 16 2018

The International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)-an ECOSOC affiliated Organization has invited Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat to attend the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland from 10–28 September-2018.

Advocate Deepika Sing Rajawat, hailing from middle class Kashmiri Pandit family of Karihama, Kupwara, Kashmir (now settled in Jammu) is scheduled to attend, research and participate in the 39th session of the Human Rights Council on 19th of September.

It is imperative to mention herein that Deepika has been torchbearer in recent brutal rape and murder case of eight year old girl of village Rasana district Kathua.

Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat has been conferred with Women of the Year Award by Indian Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ladies Wing, Mumbai in June 2018 at Mumbai for her contribution in women welfare initiatives. She has also been awarded with Humanitarian Award 2008 by Trinjan at festival of Mothers and Daughters at Vancouver BC Canada on June 24th 2018.

Deepika has been awarded with Women of the Centaury Award at Salute Success 2018 Thalilulam Block Panchayath Kazhimbram, Kerala on 17th June 2018 at Kochi for being a courageous woman.

Rajawat who has been working for Human Rights specially Child Rights and Women Rights since 2008, has also been awarded with Rippen Kapoor Fellowship in 2008 by Child Rights and You (CRY) for working on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested J&K.

She was also awarded with Sonjoy Gosh Media Fellowship by Charkha Foundation in 2008 for conducting study on the Child Rights Violations in the militancy infested areas of Jammu province.

Deepika who is heading Voice for Rights an NGO working for the protection of Human Rights in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is also awarded with Life Saver Award for contributing services for the children suffering from Thalassemia in Jammu by Department of Immunohematology Blood Transfusion & Medicine, Government Medial College Jammu on National Blood Donation day observed across the country on October 1, 2009.

For highlighting the plight of the children in the conflict ridden areas of Jammu region (Jammu and Kashmir) Deepika Singh Rajawat has also received UNFPA -Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2009-10 for Northern region on April 14, 2010 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

She has bagged Young Women Achievers Award 2013-2014 by Nirwan Academy, Jammu.
She was also nominated for Rajeev Gandhi Global Excellency Award for the year 2018 but for some reasons she declined to accept the same.

Deepika Singh Rajawat who is an advocate by profession has been working on Juvenile Justice, Child Rights, Human Rights Law, Women Rights, Prisoners Rights, Custodial Cruelty, Illegal Arrest and Detention, Public Interest Litigation, Refugees Issues, Civil Law, Land Mine Victims and Criminal Law in the state of Jammu and Kashmir since 2009.

Deepika has also been Member Juvenile Welfare Board created under Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice Act, 1997 for Jammu district from 2010 till 2013 She has also served as Member Juvenile Welfare Board created under Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Act, 1997 for Rajouri district from 2011 till 2013.