Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

Advocacy and Lobbying Workshop

21st April 2006 | Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh
PAIRVI in collaboration with Mahila Swarozgar Samiti (a Benaras based organization, also working in Sitapur) organized a one day workshop on advocacy and lobbying for human rights in Sitapur near Lucknow. It was attended by nearly 40 people from the local grassroot level NGOs and CSOs along with some participants from Lucknow & Faizabad.

Workshop on Lobbying

23-24 March 2006

The workshop was organized at Damdamma, Haryana on 23rd & 24th March. It was facilitated by Mr. Narender Kumar (Dir. PAIRVI), Mr.Ajay Jha (Sr. Coordinator PAIRVI) & Ms Faiza Abbasi (Aligarh Muslim University). A number of representatives from various NGOs/CSOs and number of socially and politically active individuals from over seven states of Northern &Central India participated in the workshop. The objective of this workshop was to ensure in-depth understanding of the theoretical concept of Lobbying and also to see how the participants can utilize their Lobbying skills in the field situations.

एडवोकेसी पर राष्ट्रीय कार्यशाला

1-5 सितम्बर 2005

सितम्बर 1 से 5 के बीच पैरवी ने एडवोकेसी पर देहरादून में पाँच दिवसीय राष्ट्रीय कार्यशाला का आयोजन किया. इस कार्यशाला में उत्तर भारत के सात राज्यों से प्रतिभागी आये. पाँच दिन की इस कार्यशाला में एडवोकेसी एवं लॉबिंग के विषय पर जानकारी प्रदान की गई. इसके अतिरिक्त मानवाधिकारों के विषय, उनके विकास, राष्ट्रीय एवं अंतरराष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार आयोगों इत्यादि के बारे में भी विस्तार से चर्चा की गई, साथ ही मीडिया एडवोकेसी पर एक विशेष सत्र का आयोजन किया गया.

Workshop on Capacity Building in Advocacy Work

A five-day workshop was jointly organized by PAIRVI & SWARAJ. The objective of the workshop was to build the capacities of the partner organizations, in the field of advocacy and human rights. In addition it further explore the possibilities of give a broader framework of right-based approach and networking to the participants. 24 participants from various states of India turned out for the workshop. Their active participation in the different endeavor of the workshop make the event a memorable one. An array of experience resource persons enlightens the workshop with their thoughts. 

Peace Building and Human Rights

28-30 March, 2004
A three-day workshop on Peace Building was organized in collaboration with CECOEDECON at SWARAJ. It was participated by 25 representatives from CSOs/NGOs from 8 states. The workshop aimed to build the capacities of the participants on fundamentals of human rights with special reference to right to peace. It sought to obtain their opinion on the efforts to resolve conflict at local levels, identify the reasons of breach of peace and possible solutions within a rights based framework. The ultimate outcome envisaged was to come up with an action agenda where the CSOs took 100% responsibility for conflict resolution at local level through removing the bottlenecks to peace in a collaborative manner involving all the key players, the community and the duty bearers

Workshop on Land rights of Mahadalits

PAIRVI along with the help of local grassroots organizations started a campaign to ensure at least three decimals of land to most marginalized section of the Jamui district of Bihar by linking with the State Government scheme that not only would provide them housing land but would prestige to them too.
A total of 15 landless mahadalits of Achahari village under Adsar panchayat of Jamui block were given land rights so far. They have been given possession of 3 decimals of land to construct the house under Indira Awas Yojna on 2nd October, 2013 at the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Entitlements of land to these landless people showcase the powerful impact of the programme undertaken. Villagers are now aware with the scheme and their right to have the land and how it can be attained. It has turned the campaign into a revolutionary phase.

Fact Finding on the Custodial Torture, Death and Unprovoked Police Firing in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh

PAIRVI received phone calls from residents of PO Wadhani, distt. Singrauli asking for fact finding in the alleged atrocities committed by police and custodial torture resulting in death of a young man named Akhilesh Kumar Shah (age-27 years), custodial torture and illegal confinement of Mr. Sanjay Kumar Shah (age-24 years), and death of Mr. Naqeeb Ahmad Siddiqi (age-22 years) in unprovoked police firing. It was also demanded that Superintendent of Police, Mr. Jeydevan A and Station House Officer Mr. R S Rajput, who conducted torture should be charged with murder of Mr. Akhilesh Kumar Shah and custodial torture of Mr. Sanjay Kumar Shah. Media reports also suggested police atrocity and torture resulting in deaths of said victims. An independent civil society fact finding committee was constituted by many civil society organizations concerned over the events that took place at Singrauli. The Committee was headed by Justice (Retd.) P C Jain and composed of Soumya Dutta, National Convenor, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jathha, Sanjeev Kumar, Delhi Forum, Ajita George, Johar, Jharkhand, and Ajay Jha, PAIRVI, Delhi.

Assessment of Malnutrition Treatment Centres in Jharkhand and State Consultation

31st October 2013
Eight MTCS were visited in five districts of Ranchi to collect information against the indicators in the framework. These MTCs were located at Doranda (Ranchi), Mandar (Ranchi), Khunti (Sadar), Gola (Ramgarh),Gumla (Sadar), Reidh (Gumla), Bhandra (Lohardaga) ,Kuru (Lohardaga). The assessment was done in collaboration with CINI, world vision, right to food campaign, Ekjut, BPNI, PHRN, SCPCR and Vikas Bharati. The MTCs were assessed on the bases, which included location and infrastructure, human resources and training, and process and protocols. The recommendations include increasing accessibility and coverage, institution based facility should be supplemented with community based preventive management, addressing the institutional differences between ICDS and NRHM guidelines, improving compliance rate of follow up visits, increasing financial support for accompaniment etc. The State Consultation was organized on 31st October in collaboration with Viaks Bharti and CHILDLINE Nodal Ranchi (XISS). The State Consultation was attended by Chairperson, SCPCR, Director, MTCs, government of Jharkhand, former President India Medical Association, MOs of MTCs, Save the Children, world vision, representatives of relevant departments from Government of Jharkhand besides CSOs, academics, and media. The recommendations included policy demands, increased financial allocations, operational issues, facilities.

State Consultation in Rajasthan - 'A Call to End Malnutrition'

17th September 2013
The State Consultation was organized in collaboration with save the children, world vision, CECEOEDECON, IDS, Right to Food Campaign and ACF on 17th September, 2013. It was attended by Principal Secretary of the WCD, civil society organizations working on malnutrition, pediatricians, nutritionists, parents of beneficiary children, ASHA workers and MTC in-charges.  It came out with a collective “Call to end Malnutrition.” The recommendations included harmonization of criteria for identification of SAM children, institutionalize follow up of discharged children, allocation of technical and trained staff, capacity building of mothers, creating child friendly atmosphere, and integrating institution based facilities with community based malnutrition management.

Fact Finding on the Death of Manual Scavengers

On Monday 15th July 2013, several newspapers in Delhi carried the incident of death of three manual scavengers in the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts in delhi. While few of them said that the death was caused by obnoxious gases; some reported electrocution as the cause of deaths. Many of them neither established the cause of death nor the identity of the victims. None of the newspapers published any follow up story on subsequent days.
PAIRVI conducted a fact finding on 16th and 17th July 2013 to establish the identity of the victims, cause of death, turn of events and course of the occurrence and also the accountability for these deaths. It is mention worthy that Delhi was the first state to ban manual scavenging in 2012. The fact finding team came out with certain facts...

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