Human Rights and the World Today is an edited book with papers dealing with different issues of human rights which have assumed significance in the contemporary world. The whole world is in a state of flux. The civil wars in different parts of the globe have caused death and sufferings for many. Millions are yet to access the basic human rights, as on today. Even in democracies, rights of human beings, including women, children, minorities etc are affected adversely. The book has tried to touch upon evolution of human rights, the universality-difference debate, a right based perspective regarding gender and entrepreneurship in India, human rights violations in Nigeria-Biafra war, trafficking of women, growth of children's rights movement in India, human rights in West Bengal and finally, depiction and analysis of human rights in Indian films. This book is expected to serve research scholars, academicians and people who are interested in human rights issues.