Interventions: Human Rights Advocacy & Monitoring...

State Consultation with Political Parties in Chhattisgarh

2nd April 2009
A one day meeting was organized by Pairvi with the major political parties in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 2nd April 2009. The meeting was organized to bring real issues before the political parties and candidates in the fray and to take their commitments towards resolution of those issues. A number of concerns regarding RTI, NREGA, PDS and water insecurity were discussed with the political leaders. All the parties assured improved focus on these issues in future governance. The ruling party, BJP exhorted people to bring these issues to them, so their expedited resolution is possible. It committed to extend all support on these issues and lauded the role of the NGOs in bringing concerns of people in light.
 

Meeting of the Indo-Nepal Group on Cross Border Trafficking

30th March 2009
A meeting of Indo-Nepal group was organized on Women’s Progress Centre, a Nepali NGO working at Mahendra Nagar, Nepal on 30th March 2009. In the meeting it was decided to chart out an action plan to provide visibility to the issue and the group, build capacity of NGOs in using legal instruments and institutions, improve bilateral cooperation to curb trafficking and support safe migration etc. 

National Consultation on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

20-21 March 2009

Dalit organizations from 13 states of India demanded proper implementation of SC/ST Act, 1989 and appropriate amendments in the Act from political parties, in a National Consultation organized on SC/ST Act in Delhi on 20th and 21st March 2009. More than 50 dalit organizations and victims of atrocities participated in the two day National Consultation, which was attended by members of National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST), National Commission for Women (NCW) and other prominent social justice experts.

Fact Finding on Huger Deaths among Tribal Children in Madhya Pradesh

Pairvi along with some local organizations conducted a fact finding on huger deaths among tribes in three districts of MP. These districts have witnessed many hunger deaths during the last six months and despite High Courts instructions no measures have been taken by the administration. The fact finding team discovered that 7 children have died during a short period from 13th to 25th October in a single village in Sheopur district.

State Workshop on Right to Food at Jharkhand

A one day workshop on Right to Food was organized on 21st July by Pairvi and CARE Jharkhand, where more than 50 NGOs and activists from all over the state participated. The workshop was organized with the objective of discussing status of right to food in the state, bringing important issues in light, and ways and means through which NGOs can help in monitoring the situation on right to food in the state. Hunger deaths in the state and poor condition of TPDS were a major issue in the workshop. 

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