Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

Providing Safer livelihood Option for Beedi Workers in Deoghar

24th December, Deoghar, Jharkhand

A workshop was organized at Deoghar on 24th December collectively by Pairvi, Lok Vikas Sanstha, Smagra Seva, Lok Prerna Samadhan and International Human Rights Association. The workshop witnessed presence of 50 Participants including Beedi workers, representatives of labor union and civil society organizations. 

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.

Procession to Mark Human Rights Day

10th December 2015, Jamui, Bihar

In order to mark the Human Rights Day and increase awareness about human rights among the common people particularly the vulnerable sections of the society, human rights activists and social workers organized a procession. Around 100 people participated.

Fact Finding on Murder of Five Women in Jharkhand labeling Them as Dayan

5th & 6th October, Ranchi Jharkhand

A case of Witch Hunting was reported by media in August. The tragic incident of lynching of five women, mainly from tribal community, branded as witches by a group of villagers took place at Maray Toli, 2.5 kilometer away from Mandar police station in outskirt of capital city Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Human Rights: Issues, Status and Challenges

10th August 2015, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh

In a Consultation organized by PAIRVI in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, representatives from around 30 organizations have participated to promote and protect the human rights situation in the region. The discussion included different areas of human rights including education, health, women and child development, climate change and agriculture. 

National Consultation on Indo-Nepal Human Trafficking Post Earth Quake Perspective: Concerns and Challenge

3rd – 4th August 2015, New Delhi
 
PAIRVI along with it partners in India and Nepal organized a two-day National Consultation to look into the challenges and concerns of human trafficking between India and Nepal particularly in post earthquake perspective. Ms. Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women was the chief guest of the event. The Consultation witnessed around 100 participants across board including civil society organizations, government officials, media persons, activists, from India and Nepal. Speakers and participants actively expressed their view on gaps in legal and institutional framework in dealing with human trafficking and challenges and response in rescue and rehabilitation to deal with person in trafficking.

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.

Side Event: MDGs and Beyond; Role of International Cooperation, Prospects and Challenges

23rd September 2013
The 68th UNGA Session aims at tracking progress of the MDGs and move towards a formulation on the sustainable development goals, aspired by the Rio+20 Conference and which will form a major part of the post 2015 development agenda of the United Nations. There are a number of efforts underway to assess and improve upon MDGs when they expire in 2015, formulate Sustainable Development Goals and define post 2015 agenda. The United Nations Secretary General appointed a High Level Panel of Eminent persons to articulate sustainable development goals, which submitted its report on 31st May, 2013. An Open Working Group is also looking into developing a post 2015 agenda for the UN. The 68th session will also witness and last session of the UN CSD as it is being transformed into a High Level Political Forum scheduled to meet for the first time during the session.

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