Interventions: Human Rights Advocacy & Monitoring...

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. 

Role of NGOs in Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

1st & 2nd May, 2008
As an outcome of the initiative to empower grassroots organizations, for which meetings were held with the NHRC officials in the month of April. A state workshop was jointly organized by Pairvi and Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission on 1st & 2nd May at Hotel Lake View Ashok, Bhopal. The workshop witnessed participation of more than 60 human rights defenders from all over the state to foster improved partnership with MPHRC. 

State Consultation on Proposed Hydel Power Projects in Uttarakhand

PAIRVI, Aman Uttarakhand, HRLN along with a number of organizations organized a one day Consultation on proposed Hydel power projects in Uttarakhand. More than 50 organizations and individuals from the state participated in the Consultation. The consultation brought out the fact that a more than 200 power projects are proposed and in various stages of implementation in the tiny state of Uttarakhand. It is estimated that these projects would displace substantial population from their habitat and also adversely affect their access to water, environment, land etc. 
 

National Consultation on Hunger, Food Security, Society and Media; Looking Beyond Rights Based Approach

The Consultation organized in collaboration with Gandhi Peace Foundation and Nidan Foundation sought to explore social responsibility and responsibility of media in ensuring food security. The participants looked beyond state’s role and at micro level perspective in responding to hunger and food security, and improving community sensitivity towards hunger. Radha Bahan, Secretary of GPF, inaugurated the Consultation and said that while the primary responsibility of making food available to people (esp. underprivileged population) remains with the government, however, it does not absolve communities of their own responsibilities to ensure food to poor, and that media also bears equal responsibility to ensure that one hunger death must not go unreported.” She also distributed indigenous seeds among the participants with the message that they should ensure that these seeds multiply and ensure seed and food sovereignty. 

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