Interventions: HUMAN RIGHTS

A Training of Trainers Workshop Civic Driven Change 2010

25-27 May 2010
A training of trainers‟ (ToT) workshop on Civic Driven Change was organised from 25th to 27th May 2010 at SWARAJ, Jaipur with the objective of sharing the experiences on CDC, its Indian perspective, updates, issues and follow-up. Around 25 participants from 14 states participated in the workshop with their rich experiences and firm background.
The purposes of the Training of Trainers workshop on CDC were such that the participants at the end of the workshop will be able to reach: A clear understanding about Civic Driven Change and the different insights and viewpoints that emerged from the ongoing (global) debates; A clear understanding on the link between Indian discourses and practices on change and Civic Driven Change; Clarity on the relevance of Civic Driven Change in the Indian context; An understanding about the implications at policy and operational levels in adopting CDC in work of the respective organisations and; A concrete plan of action to be carried out by the Core Group collectively and by the members in their respective organizations.

State Consultation on New Industrial Policy in Chhattisgarh

22nd November 2009

The State Consultation was organized on 22nd November 2009 at Raipur to review the Industrial Policy announced by the state government. The Industrial policy is highly weighed in the favour of big industries and has very little to offer for small and medium scale enterprises or for people in the state.

State Consultation on Girl Child Rights in Madhya Pradesh

13th November 2009
A state level Consultation was organized in Madhya Pradesh based on the assessment study with collaboration with MPSHRC on Child Marriage that was conducted in three Districts namely Gwalior, Bhind and Morena. A final report was released in the National Consultation and commitments from MPSHRC related to policy redesign and action strategies were taken to lower the magnitude and extent of child marriages in Madhya Pradesh.

Public Hearing on State Information Commission and RTI Act, 2005

7th November 2009
A public hearing on the State information Commission was organized 7th November 2009 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The jury consisted of Mr. S.K. Tiwari, Retd. Justice, Kolkata High Court, Mr. Sushil Trivedi, Retd. Member, State Election Commission, Chhattisgarh, Mr. Hanumant Yadav, Professor, Hidayatulla National Law University & Ex. Member, State Planning Commission. And Mr. M. K. Sharma, Ex. Nodal Officer, Right to Information, Chhattisgarh Academy of Administration. 

Regional Consultation on Dalit Women and NREGA in Rajasthan

24th September 2009
A regional consultation was organized in Chittorgarh District on 24th September 2009 on Dalit Women’s Participation in NREGA scheme. The main objective of the consultation was to monitor the effective working of NREGS in the region and to highlight the issues related to the discrimination that is being done towards Dalit women under this scheme. 

Regional Workshop on Land Rights and Dalits

7-8 September 2009
Pairvi believes that land is a major component in ensuring food security of the underprivileged population in rural India. In view of the lack of progress in land reforms in Bihar, a state workshop was organized on 7th and 8th September 2009 in which more than 30 dalit activists from 25 districts in Bihar participated and discussed the situation of land rights of dalits in their district. The current situation of land rights among dalits was also discussed. 

National Consultation on State of Hunger and Hunger Deaths

3-4 August 2009

A National Consultation on the status of hunger and hunger deaths in the poorest of poor states was held at ISI, New Delhi on 3rd and 4th August 2009. Participants from the 6 states namely Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh participated in the consultation.

National Consultation on Review of Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

13th April 2009
Pairvi organized a National Consultation on 13th April 2009 at New Delhi. The objective of the Consultation was to review the progress at the national level for the Durban Review Conference. The National Consultation brought together 30 dalit and tribal rights activists from different states who shared the status of dalit rights and tribal communities in their respective state. 

State Consultation with Political Parties in Chhattisgarh

2nd April 2009
A one day meeting was organized by Pairvi with the major political parties in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on 2nd April 2009. The meeting was organized to bring real issues before the political parties and candidates in the fray and to take their commitments towards resolution of those issues. A number of concerns regarding RTI, NREGA, PDS and water insecurity were discussed with the political leaders. All the parties assured improved focus on these issues in future governance. The ruling party, BJP exhorted people to bring these issues to them, so their expedited resolution is possible. It committed to extend all support on these issues and lauded the role of the NGOs in bringing concerns of people in light.

Meeting of the Indo-Nepal Group on Cross Border Trafficking

30th March 2009
A meeting of Indo-Nepal group was organized on Women’s Progress Centre, a Nepali NGO working at Mahendra Nagar, Nepal on 30th March 2009. In the meeting it was decided to chart out an action plan to provide visibility to the issue and the group, build capacity of NGOs in using legal instruments and institutions, improve bilateral cooperation to curb trafficking and support safe migration etc. 

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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.