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National Workshop on Development and Human Rights

28-29 April 2017, Delhi
Participants from 8 states participated in the workshop, which delved on the social, economic and political change and how human rights organizations should adapt to these changes. The workshop also collected some recommendations to sharpen PAIRVI’s future work on rights and development. Resource persons included Mr. P L Mimroth (CDR, Jaipur), Prof. Sanjai Bhatt (Department of Social Work, Delhi University), Sh. Ramakant Rai (Convener, National Coalition on Education, Delhi), Sh. Santosh Upadhyay (prisoners’ Rights activists).

Human Rights Training Workshop

15th-16th December, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Human Rights Training Workshop was organized at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.  Around 50 human rights activists including police personal and advocates were trained.  They were informed about how to use judiciary and quasi-judiciary system to seek the justice.  They were informed about to conduct the fact finding particularly at conflict zone.  
Participants were informed about the basic understanding of human rights, role of human rights institutions and new challenges of human rights.  A jail visit was also conducted to understand the dehumanizing jail conditions.

People’s SAARC Regional Convergence

22-24 Nov 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

The   2014 People's SAARC Regional Convergence, a South Asian mega event of civil society was held at Kathmandu, Nepal ahead of 18th SAARC Summit. The overarching theme for this year was ‘People’s Movements Uniting South Asia for Deepening Democracy, Social Justice & Peace’. BCPH utilized the platform to express concern over policies and practices in energy, agriculture and loss and damage that is resulting in marginalization of people, groups, fragmentation and degradation of environment. The highlight of the discussion titled ‘Envisioning Energy Transition in South Asia’ was the critique on commercial exploitation/ unrestricted use of resources for energy generation leading to flood, droughts, decreasing agriculture yields etc and the rampant land grab around the world for production of biofuel.  The business as usual approach aggravating ecological disasters and devastating agrarian community was well brought out through the presentation on ‘Dealing with Disasters, Loss and Damage’. It demanded justice for the farmers who suffered crop loss and being unsure of compensation package from government and inability to pay the loans to creditors and cited Maharashtra case study where many of them have resorted to suicide. The side event on sustainable agriculture and food security in South Asia highlighted the same trajectory towards chemical and intensive agriculture in all South Asia countries, need for enhancing agro-ecology and reducing monoculture of genes and the corporate control over agriculture. It discussed ways of means of arriving at regional collaboration on sustainable agriculture and food and also discussed probable Food Bank can play in the region. It also appealed to South Asian countries to put up common concerns in climate change negotiations through a common representation (SAARC).

Advocacy on Climate and Food Justice: A Learning Workshop

25-26 June 2014
A two-day workshop on climate and food justice was  organized at Lucknow on 25th and 26th June by Beyond Copenhagen, PAIRVI, CECOEDECON in collaboration with Oxfam India, where more than 30 participants from 8 states participated and discussed development and issues of climate and food justice.  The objective of the workshop was to equip CSOs both on the knowledge and process aspects of climate change advocacy.

Consultation on Election Manifesto of Political Parties; Reading Beyond the Rhetoric

9th April 2014
With the Election Manifestoes of the major national political parties of India under public domain and the General Elections to the 16th Lok Sabha in India under way, a discussion on various parties’ vision of governance agenda was organized on 9th April, 2014 by PAIRVI at N.D. Tewari Bhawan in New Delhi. The co-organizers included BCPH, BJVJ, CECOEDECON, Focus on the Global South, and SADED.

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