Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS
Youth Workshop on RTI in Uttarakhand
19-20 October 2008
Pairvi organized a two day workshop on RTI with youth at YMCA, Bhimtal on 19th and 20th October 25 individuals and organizations from Bhimtal, Nainital, Bhowali etc. participated in the workshop. The workshop discussed the fundamentals of RTI in detail and shared case studies on inspirational usage of RTI in Uttarakhand and elsewhere in the country. The participants were also shown two films on RTI which showed that how RTI can be used to bring about transparency in the government and make the government accountable to people.
National Workshop on Advocacy
23-27 September 2008
A five day National workshop on advocacy was organized from 23rd to 27th September at Lucknow. 25 participants from 8 states participated in the five day intensive workshop. The workshop was aimed at discussing advocacy competence and initiatives of the participants and tried to exchange knowledge, skills and advocacy strategies. The participatory methodology was punctuated by inputs from experts and practitioners from various fields.
Bihar Government Sets up State Human Rights Commission
20 October 2008
As a result of continuous lobbying, Bihar government. notified setting up of State Human Rights Commission in December 2007. Pairvi along with local partners engaged with the Speaker of the legislative Assembly (entrusted with the responsibility of setting up the Commission) for expeditious implementation of the notification. Recently Government appointed Justice S N Jha, Justice Rajendra Prasad and Mr. RR Prasad as the Chairperson and members of the Commission respectively.
State Workshop on RTI at Patna
28th July 2008
One day workshop on right to information was organized at Youth hostel Patna on 28th July. More than 60 organizations from 22 districts of Bihar participated in the workshop. Dr. Shakeel Ahmed, Information Commissioner inaugurated the workshop. He said that in two years of its existence, Information Commission has achieved many milestones in making information available to people, however he also added that there are still some gaps in making information available at district and block levels. Efforts are on by the Commission to promote suo motu disclosure and Commission has even punished many public authorities for denying information.
Regional Consultations on NREGA in Jharkhand
23rd July 2008
A regional consultation on status of NREGA in poorest districts of Jharkhand was organized at Deoghar in collaboration with Pravah, in view of the fact that these districts have performed extremely poorly in the NREGA. 30 participants from 8 districts participated in the Consultation on 23rd July. A number of facts regarding implementation of NREGA were brought to light which were conveyed to the advisor to the Supreme Court appointed Commissioner on Right to food and other relevant authorities.
Regional Workshop on NREGA and RTI
23rd January 2008
A one day regional workshop was organized by Pairvi with Sarthi Sanstha at Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan on NREGA and Right to Information. The workshop was attended by 30 local activists and NGOs from Sikar, Churu, and Jhunjhunu. The objective of the workshop was to enable social advocates better utilize the right to information and its utilization in monitoring NREGP. The participants found the NREGA Primer developed by Pairvi very useful, knowing about the Act and the programme and its monitoring aspects. Some of the participant organizations have also volunteered to organize social audits of the programme in their Panchayats
Regional Consultation on Floods in Bihar
Bihar witnesses floods every year which affects the lives of 1/3rd population. All the economic activities are affected for at least four to six months and floods also take a huge toll on the lives of people and cattle. Pairvi organized a state Consultation on long lasting solution of floods last year. In continuation of the intervention on floods, a regional consultation of organizations of 7 districts in North Bihar, which is affected by floods, was undertaken in July with NIDC network. Organizations discussed disaster mitigation efforts and how to engage with the state government on this important issue more effectively.
Workshop and Report Release - A Pragmatic Approach to Human Rights
8-9 September 2006
The workshop on the 8th ended with an interactive session on the issues discussed and a number of queries were fielded to understand the approach to be adopted. The first day of the workshop thus culminated with the happy note of modifying ones approach as well as working for a future in a much more rational manner
Advocacy and Lobbying Workshop
21st April 2006 | Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh
Organizers: PAIRVI & MAHILA SWAROZGAR SAMITI.
PAIRVI in collaboration with Mahila Swarozgar Samiti (a Benaras based organization, also working in Sitapur) organized a one day workshop on advocacy and lobbying for human rights in Sitapur near Lucknow. It was attended by nearly 40 people from the local grassroot level NGOs and CSOs along with some participants from Lucknow & Faizabad.
Workshop on Lobbying
23-24 March 2006
The workshop was organized at Damdamma, Haryana on 23rd & 24th March. It was facilitated by Mr. Narender Kumar (Dir. PAIRVI), Mr.Ajay Jha (Sr. Coordinator PAIRVI) & Ms Faiza Abbasi (Aligarh Muslim University). A number of representatives from various NGOs/CSOs and number of socially and politically active individuals from over seven states of Northern &Central India participated in the workshop. The objective of this workshop was to ensure in-depth understanding of the theoretical concept of Lobbying and also to see how the participants can utilize their Lobbying skills in the field situations.
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