Interventions: Human Rights Advocacy & Monitoring...

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. 

Workshop and Report Release on Human Rights in a Conflict Situation

12-14 October 2006

The programme started at 10 A.M. with Mr. Rajesh Singh Sisodia welcoming the participants on behalf of both PAIRVI and Nange Paon. He took it further by giving a general overview of the Human Rights situation in the State of Chhattisgarh. He explained about the conflict situation in the State and then went on to Introduce Mr. Aungshem, a trainer on LCP i.e. Local Capacity for peace Programme, who had been especially called from Manipur to give the participants a training on dealing with situations in conflict areas with the aid of the LCP framework. With this he handed over the Session to Mr. Aung Shem for a providing the participants with a detailed schedule of the Workshop.
 

Workshop on Human Rights in Madhya Pradesh

11th and 12th September, 2006

Around forty eight people from areas all over the State like Morena, Bundelkhand, Rewa, Shahadol, Seoni, Sidhi Maharajpur, Gwalior ,etc, the chief guest, Mr. Ajay Khare, inaugurated the workshop and spoke generally on the meaning of human rights. He went on to elaborate it that though the nomenclature may have come to the knowledge of the masses quite recently but the fight for it has a history which is very old like the time when the tribal king of Buxur was slaughtered on some petty pretext with the government just being a mute observer to the whole fiasco. He further said that any struggle for respect or dignity or for that matter even distinctiveness is an agitation against the infringement of human rights.

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