Consultation on Juvenile Justice System: Children and Guardians in Prison

Consultation on Juvenile Justice System: Children and Guardians in Prison

Human Rights
The Consultation was organized on 22nd November as a follow up of previous consultation on the same issue. Prof Sanjay Paswan, MLC and Coordinator, Prison Reforms Committee Bihar Legislative Council, Nisha Jha, former Chairperson, State Commission for protection of Child Rights, Bihar, Mukhtarul Haq, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Santosh Upadhyaya, Bandi Adhikar Andolan, Sunil Jha Child Rights Activist, Praveen Kumar, Law Foundation Bihar, Santosh Kumar Advocate Patna High court and many other prominent activists and CSOs participated in the consultation. It was decided to undertake sustained advocacy campaign on the issue and form a delegation to meet IG prisons, Shri Mithilish Mishra. Dinbandhu Vats led the consultation on behalf of PAIRVI.
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Advocacy Training for Empowering the adolescent Girl

Advocacy Training for Empowering the adolescent Girl

Human Rights
PAIRVI conducted an Advocacy Training for youth group organized by PANI, UP in Ambedkar Nagar on 12th to 14th November. The workshop focused on advocacy for young girls aged between 16-19 on health, nutrition and education. Young activists were imparted trainings to understand about the basics of advocacy, community led advocacy, importance of information in advocacy and develop clear understanding to prepare the advocacy plan at community level.  Dinbandhu Vats was the principal facilitator for the workshop.
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E-Shram Card Camps in Bihar

E-Shram Card Camps in Bihar

Human Rights
Our Local Partner Lok Vikas Sansthan organized the camps in the month of October–November. During these camps e-Shram card was issued to 81 women beedi workers and 75 other informal labors in Jamui and Banka districts in Bihar. It will have details of name, occupation, address, educational qualification, skill types and family details etc. for optimum realization of their employability and extend the benefits of the social security schemes to them.
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Healthy Mother- Healthy Child Dialogue Series

Healthy Mother- Healthy Child Dialogue Series

Human Rights
Under 'Healthy Mother-Healthy Child Dialogue Series' two online consultations were organized on the issue of viral fever and snake bite on 10th September and 1st October 2021 respectively. This dialogue series was launched jointly by PAIRVI, Samagra Seva and Bal Sathi. Purpose of this exercise is to make the local community aware about health issues, spread awareness about the prevention and management of daily health and provide medical counseling. Dr. SK Jha, Child Specialist, Jamui, Dr. PK Sinha , Neurologist, Abu Dhabi,  Dr. Anandmayee Sinha, senior specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, NMC Royal Medicine Centre, UAE, Dr. Kiran Sinha, ex- general practitioner, NHS England and Dr. Prabha Sinha senior specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, London were among the doctors who provide counseling support of the people.
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Role of Panchayat Elections in Strengthening PRIs

Role of Panchayat Elections in Strengthening PRIs

Human Rights
PAIRVI and Chetna Samajik Sanstha collaborated to organize a State Consultation on Strengthening PRIS in the light of the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Bihar at AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna on 30th September. The Consultation discussed best practices and how Panchayat elections and its functioning can be improved in Bihar. An informal voluntary group Panchayat Chetna comprised of local social workers was formed. This group is led by Chetna Samajik Sanstha and will organized massive awareness campaign for Panchayat election.  The Consultation is witnessed by more than 60 participants across the state. Basant Rao Patil, Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, Sahina Praveen, The Hunger Project, Pushyamitra, Journalist, Rupesh Kumar, Koshish were among the speakers.
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Youth Dialogue on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels

Youth Dialogue on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels

Human Rights
  PAIRVI along with other partners organized an online consultation with teachers, policymakers, youth and students on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels on 28th September. More than 50 participants discussed status of facilities to the youth including poor housing and library facilities. The Dialogue witnessed the presence of Dr. Bharati Mehta, Chairperson, Bihar Sanskrit Siksha Board and Prof. Sanajy Pawan Ex- Union Minister and current MLC, Bihar as distinguished guests. Ajay Jha PAIRVI introduced the issue. Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Science College Patna, Awadh Kumar Journalist,Prashnat Chaubey IIT Delhi,  Gagan Gaurav, Jago were among the speakers. Dinbandhu Vats, PAIRVI moderated the dialogue.  The dialogue focused on regulation of private hostels along with clear cut grievance redress mechanism and establishment of government hostels right from school level in both urban as…
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Study on State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Courts

Human Rights
PAIRVI is developing the report on ‘strengthening the role of State Human Rights Commissions as protectors and promoters of human rights’. The report focuses on the functional efficiency, accessibility, effectiveness, credibility and performance of State Human Rights Commissions of Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.  As Section 30 of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 enables the state government to constitute a Special Court or specify for each district a Court of Session to be a Human Rights Court for the purpose of providing speedy trial of offences arising out of violation of human rights, the report equally focuses on functioning of District Human Rights Court particularly of state capital. Scoping paper of the study has been developed and a report of Rajasthan Human Rights Commission is under process.
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Online consultation with partners of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh working beedi workers

Human Rights
An online consultation with partners of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh working with beedi workers was organized on 23rd August. Lok Vikas Sansthan, Jamui, Jawahar Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra, Samastipur and Nagrik Adhikar Manch, Jabalpur participated in this meeting. During the meeting issues regarding baseline survey and further engagement with beedi workers have been discussed.
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