Interventions

Youth Workshop on Photo & Video Documentation

Youth Workshop on Photo & Video Documentation

Human Rights
A one-day photo and video documentation workshop were organized in Jabalpur on August 29, 2022, in collaboration with Nagrik Adhikar Manch. The workshop was attended by 20 young participants who work with different communities, construction workers, domestic workers, beedi workers, etc. at the grassroots level. In today's time, photos and videos have become an essential part of documentation, but it is challenging for ground workers working with limited resources to buy good quality expensive photo and video cameras, on the other hand, smartphones with cameras are available to almost everyone today, so this workshop was mainly focused on smartphone / mobile photography and videography. On behalf of PAIRVI, Rajneesh Srivastava guided the participants on basic information related to photography and various aspects of mobile photography, and resolved the questions of…
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Protect our Children from Pesticide Campaign

Protect our Children from Pesticide Campaign

Food Sovereignty and Sustainable Agriculture, Human Rights
Children and Pesticides Awareness Camp, 03-06 August 2022. Children are more susceptible to adverse health effects from exposure to pesticides. These adverse effects constrain the rights of children, unborn children, and future generations to a healthy environment and healthy development. The higher impacts of pesticide in children are due to the ratio between body weight and levels of exposure, as well as the faster development rate of children’s tissues, organs, and biological systems, which make them unable to process and effectively excrete some toxic substances. Pesticide safety plays an important role in protecting children’s health and well being. Regulating and reducing exposure to pesticide is also essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 3 (good health and well-being), SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation), SDG 8…
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HLPF 2022 MGOS official Event

HLPF 2022 MGOS official Event

Sustainable Development, Video
​ The HLPF 2022 was held on 5-15 July 2022. Mr. Ajay K Jha moderated the MGoS official event on 12th July 2022. The theme for the 2022 HLPF is " Building back better from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while advancing the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development."   Transcription of intervention by Mr. Ajay K. Jha - President of the ECOSOC, USG Mr. Liu, Excellencies and Colleagues Greetings to all of you from the MGOS CM. I will take few minutes to lay down the context on which this HLPF 2022 is being organised so that our speakers can relate to in their interventions. It would not be an overstatement to say that we are in the throes od series of crises, or so to say…
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United Nations High Level Forum on the SDGs

United Nations High Level Forum on the SDGs

Sustainable Development
5th to 15th July, UN HQ, New York. Ajay K Jha participated in the HLPF as co-chair of the Major Groups and Other Stakeholder Mechanism (MGOS CM). his participation was supported by APRN. He was instrumental in organizing a number of events at the HLPF briefly mentioned below; MGOS Official Session, 12th July: Ajay moderated the HLPF Official session which was chaired by the President of the ECOSOC. In his remarks Ajay K Jha provided a context in which the HLPF is being organized, major challenges and expectations of the MGOS from the HLPF. Pls find the transcript of the speech attached. More than 28 speakers including 15 from the Member States took the floor during the event. The recording of the event can be accessed at https://pairvi.org/2022/07/28/hlpf-2022-mgos-official-event/ MGOS Side…
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Workshop on Child Rights and Media: Journalistic Practices and Report writing

Workshop on Child Rights and Media: Journalistic Practices and Report writing

Human Rights
The two-day workshop on child rights and media was organized by PAIRVI at AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna on 1-2 May 2022. The workshop focused on themes like Child, childhood and child rights, accessing justice for children, laws and regulation for reporting on children, media reporting of children, storytelling /content development and press relations.  Dr. ShipraMathur, PEN Media Foundation, Sunil Jha , Senior Consultant Child Rights, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Assistant Professor Patna University, Santosh Upadhyaya, Child Rights Activist, Situ Tiwari, Freelance Journalist, Savita kumari, Hindustan, Pratima Paswan, GGMVH, Pramod Kumar Singh, Dainik Jagran, Ranvijay Kumar, Centre For Advocacy and Research, Ramakant Prasad Chandan, Editorial Adviser Rashtriya Sahara, Swayam Prakash, Senior Journalist and  Anand Madhab, Senior Development Professional and Media Consultant were among the resource persons.  More than 40…
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Meeting with Khaira Paharias

Meeting with Khaira Paharias

Human Rights
An informal meeting was organized with the Pujhar community of Dhanphari Village under Mathurapur Block of Deoghar district in Jharkhand on 23rd April 2022. Around 30 people from this community participated in the meeting. They originally belong to the Khaira Paharia primitive tribe which is mentioned in the land record. They have descended from Rajmahal hills and made habitation at the foothill area. Their living conditions and social behavior are alike to PVTGs. They have raised two important issues, first lack of safe drinking water.  They claimed that among the 40-45 households only two hand pumps are there. They are largely dependent on Joria, a thin source of water coming from the hills, to fetch the water and second they are almost similar to primitive tribes in living condition and social behavior but…
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Roundtable Conference on Strengthening the Role of State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Court

Roundtable Conference on Strengthening the Role of State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Court

Human Rights
The conference on Strengthening the Role of State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Court was jointly organized by PAIRVI and Legal Aid Committee, RMLNLU, Lucknow on 17th April 2022. The conference was organized to share the draft report of study on Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Court, Lucknow conducted by PAIRVI. Dr. Manish Singh, Chairperson of Legal Aid Committee delivered the inaugural speech. Dr. Vikas Bhati, Faculty RMLNLU spoke on the importance of digital human rights.  Dr. AD Singh, Faculty RMLNLU briefed the key finding of the study on SHRC and District Human Right Courts. Other panelists also shared their view on the role of the State Human Rights Commission and District Human Rights Court. Around 50 Law research scholars, academicians, advocates and social…
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Consultation on Exploring the New Opportunity

Consultation on Exploring the New Opportunity

Human Rights
The consultation on Talash Naye Avsar Ki was organized jointly by PAIRVI and JJBVK, at Savitri Bai Phule Auditorium, Samastipur, Bihar on the occasion of International Women’s Day.   Large number of women workers and adolescent girls participated in the consultation. The consultation primarily focused on gender equality, rights to livelihood, equal opportunity, and right to education. Women beedi workers have also participated in the consultation and shared their concerns. Panelists also discussed about the crime against adolescent girls particularly sexual assaults, trafficking, child marriage and child labour. They have expressed their concerns over raising the number of crimes against the women in the district.    They have urged for a large social coalition to cope with women's issues. Women participants and panelists have been felicitated by the organization to commemorate the women’s Day.
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Webinar on War from the Eye’s of Women

Webinar on War from the Eye’s of Women

Human Rights
The world is witnessing yet another shocking, destructive and traumatic war between Russia and Ukraine. Again women are facing the dire consequences of war. Wars and conflict destroy lives, livelihoods, economy, families and much more but women are excessively affected by them. Existing inequalities and inequities get magnified and even decades after a conflict, women continue to bear the brunt. War makes women more vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation as social networks break down along with institutions that prevent gender-based violence. Women’s bodies have become a battleground over which opposing forces struggle. The webinar was organized to discuss the meaning and implication of war through women’s lens. Naish Hasan, eminent women rights activist and author, Dr. Shipra Mathur, independent journalist and founder of PEN Literacy, Dr. Aparna Singh, Faculty RMLNLU, Lucknow…
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