27-28 January, 2019 | Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
More than 40 youth participated in the workshop which dwelt on social harmony, sustainability, education, unemployment and labour rights, disability, constitution of India, governance and youth concerns. Resource persons trained youth on how to raise questions of transparency and accountability, organizing youth and ensuring youth participation. The participants are supposed to act as ambassadors to further involve and train youth on these issues.
14th January, 2019 | Ara, Bihar
The consultation was held as a part of the series of consultations on the rights of the adolescents languishing in regular jails and being tried as adults in contravention of the several provisions to treat adolescents differently from regular criminals.
13th January, 2019 | Godda, Jharkhand
The camp was organized in collaboration with the State and District Legal Services Authority with a novel approach that along with legal aid, more than 15 departments from the state government also put up stalls to provide services. More than 2000 people visited and availed the services. Free legal aid was provided to 200 people by DLSA Godda, Vananchal Gramin Bank, Dhamani Bazar included 36 paharias financially by opening the new bank accounts, 264 people were issued new labor card by the labour department, Lord Buddha Mission registered the complaints of 115 consumers, food and civil supply department accepted the forms of 40 people demanding the new rations cards, Block Development officer of Sunder Pahari block accepted around 100 application forms related to Indira Awas Yojana and Pension Schemes and 445 people undergone medical check-ups. Apart from this assistance, District Child Protection Unit and ICDS, Sundar Pahari informed around 500 people about child nutrition, child abuse, child marriage, child trafficking and child labour. The camp was hugely appreciated by the government officers, district legal aid authority, and local people and media as well.
23rd November, 2018 | Darbhanga, Bihar
A visit was also organized in children’s observation home in Darbhanga on 23rd December. This is a part of visits to the children’s observation home to see the status of these homes. Visits have been organized earlier in observation home of Ara and Patna.
17th November, 2018 | Patna
Bihar has been recently in the news due to sexual exploitation of Children in observation homes and treatment meted out to children has been a huge concern recently. In this back drop, a state consultation was organized on the status of children/adolescents who have been sent to regular jails instead of being sent to children’s homes. The Consultation presented case studies of large number of children who have been sent to prisons treating them as adults, which is a grave violation of their human rights. More than 70 representatives from the CSOs and government participated in the Consultation. A consultation on the same concern was organized at Muzaffarpur on 25th November.
3rd November, 2018 | Indian social Work Congress, Delhi
PAIRVI along with CECOEDECON and NAPSWI organized a panel discussion on Malnutrition during the Indian Social Work Congress organized by the National Association of Professional Social Workers of India (NAPSWI). Ms. AparnaSahay (MAUSAM), Ajay K Jha, PAIRVI, and Mr. SandeepKhanvilkar from Development Alternatives participated in the discussion. Mr. Manish Singh from CECOEDECON moderated the panel discussion.
CECOEDECON, PAIRVI and MAUSAM organized consultations to come up with Peoples Manifesto and see peoples priorities from the sustainability point of view. The Rajasthan Consultation was organized at Jaipur on 8th August, while the Madhya Pradesh Consultation was organized at Indore on 24th August. Aspirations of peoples have been shared with various political parties.
3rd July 2018, Delhi
A half day meeting was organized with the delegation and students of the Non profit management of University of Florida. Prof. Sanjai Bhatt, Mr. Suneel Vatsyayan and Ajay Jha interacted with the students giving them an orientation on non profit management in India, society and culture, and other national and global issues of relevance.
25th and 26th July, Delhi
A one and half day workshop was organized to discuss probable social responses to restore harmony in the light of recent fracture in social fabric and culture of peaceful co-existence of religions. More than 30 activists and CSOs working on shared heritage (saajhivirasat), communal harmony and peacebuilding participated in the workshop and discussed social and legal approaches to restore harmony and promote peace.
In the month of June and July 2018 four camps were organized by PAIRVI in collaboration with Nagrik Adhikar Manch to fecilitate the registration process of construction workers in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Registration forms of more than 600 construction workers were filled under the Building and other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act. Registration under the act will make the construction workers entitled to the welfare schemes and other benefits which are still denied to them.
See the report (Hindi)