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The "Rights" Side of Live: A Baseline Human Rights Survey

Dec 16, 2020

The "Rights" Side of Life (RSL), is a Human Rights Survey to understand attitudes, awareness and perceptions of the public on a range of human rights issues in the Maldives. This is the third "Rights" Side of Life Survey -  a continuation of the two previous surveys conducted by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This latest survey was also conducted in collaboration with the Family Protection Authority and entails a strong focus on examining the knowledge, perception and prevalence of domestic violence in the Maldives, in addition to the attitudes and awareness of the general public on a range of human rights issues.

The study collected data on these areas to understand the current situation in the country and provides insights on the extent of the additional work required to address any shortcomings. The information helps prioritize future directions for human rights promotion, prevention of domestic violence and assists in identifying areas for more research in the Maldives.