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Forest Rights and Covid-19: Through the eyes of UP and Uttarakhand grassroot activists Part-1 of CJP’s webinar reveals how authorities are abusing their power to usurp rights of forest dwellers

On August 7 and 8, 2020, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) and All India Union of Forest Working People (AIUFWP) conducted a two-day webinar titled Forest Rights Movement and Covid-19. The objective of this unique initiative was to provide a platform to forest rights defenders to share how officials of the forest department, police force…

AIUFWP and CJP pushback on the violence faced by forest communities For the rights of Forest Working People

Following the spate of violence faced by the Tharu women and Van Gujjars in Dudhwa and Rajaji National Park at the hands of the forest authorities, AIUFWP along with CJP has taken strict steps on the ground to fight for the rights of the forest working people. Forest Rights : Shelter destroyed in Uttarakhand Forest…

पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से सोकालो गोंड का संदेश Sokalo Gond, Leading Member of AIUFWP, on World Environment Day

जल, जंगल , ज़मीन के लिए लड़ने वाली , अखिल भारतीय वन-जन श्रमजीवी यूनियन की वरिष्ठ नेत्री सोकालो गोंड का पर्यावरण दिवस पर सोनभद्र से संदेश Related: Sokalo Gond and Nivada Rana move SC demanding forest rights Sokalo: An Adivasi warrior who defends her people Rajkumari Bhuiya: Songs as her tool, FRA activist marches on…

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…

Thousands of Adivasis demand the implementation of FRA 2006 To ask for their land rights and protest illegal evictions

Thousands of Adivasis, Forest Workers, Forest Dwellers and Forest Rights Activists gathered around the parliament, on 21st November, to ask for their land rights, demand the implementation of Forest Rights Act 2006 and protest illegal evictions in light of upcoming hearing in the Supreme Court.

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…

Frequently Asked Questions on the Forest Rights Act, 2006 Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme

This document contains a categorised list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Forest Rights Act, 2006. The document categorises FAQs into several sections, including titles like “Implementation Procedure of FRA”, “Applicability of FRA”, “Eligibility Criteria for FDSTs and OTFDs”, “Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups”, “Minor Forest Produce”, and “Conversion of Forest Villages and Unsurveyed Villages”.…

What is the Forest Rights Act 2006 and how are we defending it A short Explainer on Forest Rights Act 2006

Why was Forest Rights Act 2006 enacted? Why do Adivasis say they got Independence only in 2006? What were the gross injustices that the Adivasis and traditional forest dwellers bore for centuries? Is their any hope for a better future for them? Is the Government trying to get away with the human rights violations they…

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