Youth Dialogue was organized by PAIRVI in Collaboration with Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP), Faculty of Social Sciences, BHU, Varanasi on 16th December 2021. The push towards online classes and use of digital technology in education predates the pandemic, but it has garnered greater public attention due to pandemic-induced curbs on physical meetings and spaces. The new National Education Policy announced by the government in July 2020 has, inter alia, evangelized “online” tools as a game-changer in education and has encouraged their adoption So the question arises is online education sustainable, is India ready to switch the online education mode and how to address the question of equity, inclusion and quality in online education. The youth dialogue discussed these issues. Around 100 Academicians, researchers, and members…
PAIRVI has been working with women beedi workers to improve their human rights conditions and life situation. Baseline survey of 329 women headed households of beedi workers in Jamui, Banka and Samastipur districts in Bihar and Jabalpur district has been conducted to empirically observe and document the life situations, livelihood conditions, access to basic needs and social security benefits of beedi workers. After this survey the consultations with women beedi workers were organized to devise to further interventions with them. [caption id="attachment_3095" align="alignleft" width="239"] Samastipur | December 3, 2021[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3094" align="alignleft" width="239"] Jamui | December 6, 2021[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3093" align="alignleft" width="238"] Banka | December 7, 2021[/caption] Our Partner Surendra Kurmar ,Jawahar Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra (JJBVK) is facilitating this work in Samastipur …
Baseline survey of more than 300 women headed households of beedi workers in Jamui, Banka and Samastipur districts in Bihar and Jabalpur district in Madhya Pradesh has been conducted to empirically observe and document the life situations, livelihood conditions, access to basic needs and social security benefits of beedi workers. This survey is devised to further interventions with this marginalized community and engages with them to ensure their livelihoods and improve the life situation and to develop a cooperative of women beedi workers to make their work commercially sustainable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.