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.
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.
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.
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.
12-14 October 2006
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.