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Grassroot Fellowship ft. Meer Hamza, Van Gujjar Episode 5 of CJP's podcast series Rightscast

Grassroot Fellowship Programme by CJP is a one of its kind endeavour which gives voices to the underrepresented. With the power of storytelling also comes empowerment. CJP provides these young fellows from underrepresented communities to take charge of the narrative by providing them with knowledge and tools. In the first episode of this three-part series,…

CJP Wednesdays RightsCast

RIGHTSCAST: Introducing CJP’s new Podcast Series Listen to the voices of everyday Indians

From Citizenship concerns in Assam, to an unequal battle for Forest Rights, from rights defenders put behind bars, to young CJP Fellows, we bring to you our new podcast series, Rightscast. Listen to these important conversations around Human Rights issues, tales of struggles to uphold India’s Constitution and the voices of everyday Indians. To Know…

Land Claim Chitrakoot

Adivasi women file land claims under FRA, CJP and AIUFWP make history CJP stands with the Forest Dwellers and Adivasis

On March 23, the All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP), assisted by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), achieved a historic milestone. Watch this video to know how our teams succeeded in helping the Forest Dwelling communities to put together all documents necessary and file as many as 20 community claims by women…

Land Claims Chitrakoot

History created as forest land claims are filed for 8 villages in Chitrakoot Our teams have been putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims

AIUFWP and CJP make history as Forest Land Claims are filed in Chitrakoot, a forested region in UP, for eight villages. Our teams have been toiling relentlessly in Chitrakoot, even amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, putting together all documentation necessary to file community claims to forest land and conducting online sessions with community leaders and grassroots…

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…

Forest Land Claims filed in Chitrakoot: AIUFWP and CJP make history! Claims filed for eight villages, 10 more in the pipeline

Rights of Adivasis and forest-dwelling communities have always been a key focus area for both, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and our partner organisation All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP). We have been supporting these communities, especially their women grassroots leaders, navigate the complex labyrinth of bureaucracy and stake legal claim to…

Adivasi women forest workers allegedly assaulted by UP Police Police arrested the women for protesting an unauthorised construction on forest land

In yet another display of impunity, Uttar Pradesh Police have allegedly physically assaulted women forest workers in Lilasi village of Sonbhadra district. The police whisked the women away from the protest site on Thursday, January 7, and then allegedly beat them up in custody. Speaking to CJP, Shiv Prasad, a villager said, “For two days (January 5…

CJP in 2020

#CJPWednesdays We achieved so much together because of YOU CJP 's work in 2020

Since 2002 when we began this work, our expertise have grown even as our conviction to stay the course has deepened. As this year comes to an end, here’s a round up of our extremely challenging work through the difficult year that 2020 was. From our inspiring team in Assam to our women leaders and…

Forest Rights and AIUFWP

AIUFWP और वन आश्रित समुदाय ने किसान विरोधी कानून के खिलाफ़ मोर्चा खोला उनकी मांग है कि हाल में थोपे गए तीनो कृषि कानून ख़ारिज किए जाएँ 

केंद्र सरकार के किसान विरोधी कानूनों के विरुद्ध CJP के सहयोगी संगठन AIUFWP ने भी अपनी आवाज़ बुलंद की है क्योंकि यह मसला केवल किसानों का ही नहीं, बल्कि भारत के जंगलो में बसने वाली 20 से 30 करोड़ आबादी का भी है. वनाश्रित समुदाय का एक बहुत बड़ा हिस्सा किसान है और उनका जीवन…

This is the land of our ancestors: Adivasi man writes to CJP Bihar man recounts abuse inflicted by Forest Department

“We are fighting the Forest Department for our right to the water, the forests and the land. We say that all of this [forests] is ours and shall remain ours. This forest is our livelihood. This is our ancestor’s land. We have been living here forever,” said 65-year-old Adivasi, Ram Surat Singh. However, the frustrated…

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