Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

State Consultation on Girl Child Rights in Madhya Pradesh

13th November 2009
A state level Consultation was organized in Madhya Pradesh based on the assessment study with collaboration with MPSHRC on Child Marriage that was conducted in three Districts namely Gwalior, Bhind and Morena. A final report was released in the National Consultation and commitments from MPSHRC related to policy redesign and action strategies were taken to lower the magnitude and extent of child marriages in Madhya Pradesh.
 

Public Hearing on State Information Commission and RTI Act, 2005

7th November 2009
A public hearing on the State information Commission was organized 7th November 2009 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The jury consisted of Mr. S.K. Tiwari, Retd. Justice, Kolkata High Court, Mr. Sushil Trivedi, Retd. Member, State Election Commission, Chhattisgarh, Mr. Hanumant Yadav, Professor, Hidayatulla National Law University & Ex. Member, State Planning Commission. And Mr. M. K. Sharma, Ex. Nodal Officer, Right to Information, Chhattisgarh Academy of Administration. 

Regional Consultation on Dalit Women and NREGA in Rajasthan

24th September 2009
A regional consultation was organized in Chittorgarh District on 24th September 2009 on Dalit Women’s Participation in NREGA scheme. The main objective of the consultation was to monitor the effective working of NREGS in the region and to highlight the issues related to the discrimination that is being done towards Dalit women under this scheme. 

Regional Workshop on Land Rights and Dalits

7-8 September 2009
Pairvi believes that land is a major component in ensuring food security of the underprivileged population in rural India. In view of the lack of progress in land reforms in Bihar, a state workshop was organized on 7th and 8th September 2009 in which more than 30 dalit activists from 25 districts in Bihar participated and discussed the situation of land rights of dalits in their district. The current situation of land rights among dalits was also discussed. 

National Consultation on State of Hunger and Hunger Deaths

3-4 August 2009

A National Consultation on the status of hunger and hunger deaths in the poorest of poor states was held at ISI, New Delhi on 3rd and 4th August 2009. Participants from the 6 states namely Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh participated in the consultation.

National Consultation on Review of Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

13th April 2009
Pairvi organized a National Consultation on 13th April 2009 at New Delhi. The objective of the Consultation was to review the progress at the national level for the Durban Review Conference. The National Consultation brought together 30 dalit and tribal rights activists from different states who shared the status of dalit rights and tribal communities in their respective state. 

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.

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Human Rights

PAIRVI works with grassroots organization to protect human rights, promote internationally accepted standards of human rights and monitor human rights conditions. It works to strengthen peoples capacity to respond to human rights challenges and improve human rights infrastructure.