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In pictures: Adivasi women file land claims under FRA in Chitrakoot AIUFWP and CJP showcase how history was made one step at a time

On March 23, the day celebrated commemorated nationwide as a tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who redefined the revolutionary struggle for Indian independence, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), has achieved a historic milestone. In our endeavour to support the recognition…

farm bills and FRA conversation

फार्म बिल का विरोध और वन अधिकार: एक वार्तालाप कृषि कानून, उसका विरोध और वन अधिकार

CJP सचिव तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ ने AIUFWP के महासचिव अशोक चौधरी, उप सचिव रोमा मलिक, AIUFWP नेताओं और फार्म बिल पर वन निवासियों के साथ एक लंबी एवं विस्तृत बातचीत की, जिसमे विरोध प्रदर्शन और वन अधिकारों और उनकी ऐतिहासिक प्रासंगिकता के सम्बन्ध में चर्चा हुई. Related: AIUFWP और वन आश्रित समुदाय ने किसान विरोधी कानून…

वनाधिकार क़ानून २००६ प्रशिक्षण सामुदायिक दावे और इन्हें दायर करने के अलग अलग चरण

CJP और AIUFWP द्वारा प्रस्तुत, यह वीडियो, वन अधिकार अधिनियम प्रशिक्षण के लिए है। इसका उद्देश्य वन श्रमिकों को और जमीनी स्तर पर वनाधिकार के लिए काम करने वालों को, सामुदायिक दावों के बारे में जानकारी देना है, ताकि FRA दो हज़ार छे को प्रभावी ढंग से पूरे देश में लागू किया जा सके। इस…

वनाधिकार आंदोलन और कोविड-19: एक वेबिनार सीजेपी और अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी युनियन द्वारा आयोजित

देश भर के वन निवासियों की आवाज सुनें इनमें से कइयों ने भूमि अधिकार के लिए लंबी और साहसिक लड़ाई लड़ी है. देखिये, जाने-माने वकील, कार्यकर्ता, विद्वान और पत्रकार एक साथ आकर इस बात का विश्लेषण कर रहे हैं, कि कैसे राज्य ने कोविड-19 का इस्तेमाल, वन निवासियों पर, वनाधिकार पर और पर्यावरण पर हमले…

Watch: Tharu Women singing their story International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2020

Tharu Adivasi people, from eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Khiri district near the India-Nepal border, were among those affected hard during the lockdown. The Adivasi villagers alleged that the forest department prevented people from entering the forest during the lockdown and violently harassed women and other villagers. The villagers have voiced outrage and held multiple meetings…

Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand CJP stands with the Van Gujjars and condemns police action

On June 17th, forest officials and local police forcefully destroyed a shelter belonging to Van Gujjars. Despite court orders to not take action against those who make claims under FRA 2006, many women and men were beaten up. The government is using the COVID lockdown as an excuse to roll back the gains made by…

Use the Covid Curfew to learn about Forest Rights Oxfam India has launched a course in collaboration with Nagrik Learning and CPR India on understanding forest governance and community rights in India

While the Covid-19 pandemic has grabbed all our attention and the PM of India has announced a ‘Janta Curfew’ in a bid to curb the transmission of the Coronavirus in India, we must while ensuring the safety of ourselves and others, not forget other important issues that plague the country. Forests are the lifelines of India…

Jal, Jungle, Zamin: Glimpses into the March for Forest Rights A look into the "Sansad Gherao" organised on November 21, 2019

On November 21, the nation’s Adivasis came to New Delhi in droves to stand before the Indian Parliament and demanded that their rights to jal, jungle, zamin be recognized by the State. The movement was organised by Bhumi Adhikar Andolan along with other forest rights groups such as All India Kisan Sabha, All India Union…

Woman, Van Gujjar, Forest Dweller – the roles & intersectionalities in Mariam’s life The Right to a Voice Revisited - Van Gujjar Women & Intersections of Community Mobilization

“One woman standing up against an unjust law is unlikely to achieve much on her own; many women working together, however, are more likely to provoke change” (Rowland 1998) I had first read about a Van Gujjar named Mariam in an article titled “Tribal Women in UP: Challenging the Panchayat System” in Diana Vinding’s book…

Compilation of Forest Rights Act, Rules, and Guidelines Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

This document contains the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA), Comprehensive Tribal Rules, and Guidelines on the implementation of the FRA. It also contains Annexures of forms to claim title for forest land under occupation, title to community forest rights and title to community forest resources, along with the format for furnishing quarterly reports. The document…

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