We have worked with software development teams in India and as a result have seen first-hand the human rights conditions and standards prevalent for the poor and disenfranchised in India.

Human Rights in South Asia

Ballard Chalmers Principal, Andrew Chalmers says, “When we were working in India, I saw that we couldn’t just benefit from a commercial advantage – we have to give back at the same time, and I felt that human rights education was at the core of what was needed, as in many cases people simply do not know that they had rights in the first place.“

Andrew has supported the human rights youth education charity Youth for Human Rights since 2005. In 2009 he formed the Youth for Human Rights India Trust; and the charity now operates across India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, delivering human rights education to young people focused on the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights; as well as to the police, army and other institutions, with the purpose of improving human rights through education.

The YHRI South Asia Team in Chennai, India (image credit YHRI South Asia)