Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

Removing the Barriers: Ensuring Justice

27th & 28th June, Lucknow
To carry PAIRVI’s mission to the larger community by bridging the gap between human rights and development and making the development an inclusive and sustainable it has organized the Human Rights’ Training Workshop in Lucknow. The Workshop was organized with an objective to build the clear understanding of the participants over the theoretical, operational and practical dimension of justice so that people’s access to justice can be simplified. 

State Consultation on Plugging the Development Deficits of Dalits in Bihar

15th March 2016, Bihar
On the occasion of birth anniversary of Dalit leader Mr. Kashiram, a famous social reformer and political thinker, a Consultation was organized at A N Sinha Social Research Institute at Patna. People from social, educational and political sectors participated in the Consultation. The consultation witnessed presence of more than 100 participants across the state including dalit activists, social activists, member of civil society organization policy makers, academicians, and media persons.  The consultation started with floral tribute to Shri Kanshi Ram Ji.

Fact Finding on Chaiti Devi’s Hunger Death

25th January 2016, Bihar

Chaiti Devi (F, 35) was reported to have died from hunger in the village Samaspura, Purkholi Panchayat, Distt Vasishali on 19th January. The district administration and the state government denied hunger death and labeled it as a death resulting from cold conditions in the state. A fact finding team composed of NGOs, lawyer, human rights workers and political representatives visited the village on 25th January. The fact finding revealed that indeed the death was caused by persistent hunger.

Providing Safer livelihood Option for Beedi Workers in Deoghar

24th December, Deoghar, Jharkhand

A workshop was organized at Deoghar on 24th December collectively by Pairvi, Lok Vikas Sanstha, Smagra Seva, Lok Prerna Samadhan and International Human Rights Association. The workshop witnessed presence of 50 Participants including Beedi workers, representatives of labor union and civil society organizations. 

Human Rights Training Workshop

15th-16th December, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Human Rights Training Workshop was organized at Raipur, Chhattisgarh.  Around 50 human rights activists including police personal and advocates were trained.  They were informed about how to use judiciary and quasi-judiciary system to seek the justice.  They were informed about to conduct the fact finding particularly at conflict zone.  
Participants were informed about the basic understanding of human rights, role of human rights institutions and new challenges of human rights.  A jail visit was also conducted to understand the dehumanizing jail conditions.

Procession to Mark Human Rights Day

10th December 2015, Jamui, Bihar

In order to mark the Human Rights Day and increase awareness about human rights among the common people particularly the vulnerable sections of the society, human rights activists and social workers organized a procession. Around 100 people participated.

Fact Finding on Murder of Five Women in Jharkhand labeling Them as Dayan

5th & 6th October, Ranchi Jharkhand

A case of Witch Hunting was reported by media in August. The tragic incident of lynching of five women, mainly from tribal community, branded as witches by a group of villagers took place at Maray Toli, 2.5 kilometer away from Mandar police station in outskirt of capital city Ranchi in Jharkhand.

Human Rights: Issues, Status and Challenges

10th August 2015, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh

In a Consultation organized by PAIRVI in Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, representatives from around 30 organizations have participated to promote and protect the human rights situation in the region. The discussion included different areas of human rights including education, health, women and child development, climate change and agriculture. 

National Consultation on Indo-Nepal Human Trafficking Post Earth Quake Perspective: Concerns and Challenge

3rd – 4th August 2015, New Delhi
PAIRVI along with it partners in India and Nepal organized a two-day National Consultation to look into the challenges and concerns of human trafficking between India and Nepal particularly in post earthquake perspective. Ms. Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women was the chief guest of the event. The Consultation witnessed around 100 participants across board including civil society organizations, government officials, media persons, activists, from India and Nepal. Speakers and participants actively expressed their view on gaps in legal and institutional framework in dealing with human trafficking and challenges and response in rescue and rehabilitation to deal with person in trafficking.

People’s SAARC Regional Convergence

22-24 Nov 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

The   2014 People's SAARC Regional Convergence, a South Asian mega event of civil society was held at Kathmandu, Nepal ahead of 18th SAARC Summit. The overarching theme for this year was ‘People’s Movements Uniting South Asia for Deepening Democracy, Social Justice & Peace’. BCPH utilized the platform to express concern over policies and practices in energy, agriculture and loss and damage that is resulting in marginalization of people, groups, fragmentation and degradation of environment. The highlight of the discussion titled ‘Envisioning Energy Transition in South Asia’ was the critique on commercial exploitation/ unrestricted use of resources for energy generation leading to flood, droughts, decreasing agriculture yields etc and the rampant land grab around the world for production of biofuel.  The business as usual approach aggravating ecological disasters and devastating agrarian community was well brought out through the presentation on ‘Dealing with Disasters, Loss and Damage’. It demanded justice for the farmers who suffered crop loss and being unsure of compensation package from government and inability to pay the loans to creditors and cited Maharashtra case study where many of them have resorted to suicide. The side event on sustainable agriculture and food security in South Asia highlighted the same trajectory towards chemical and intensive agriculture in all South Asia countries, need for enhancing agro-ecology and reducing monoculture of genes and the corporate control over agriculture. It discussed ways of means of arriving at regional collaboration on sustainable agriculture and food and also discussed probable Food Bank can play in the region. It also appealed to South Asian countries to put up common concerns in climate change negotiations through a common representation (SAARC).

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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.