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For the Dalits and Tribals, land is an integral part of their existence and identity. The majority of dalits are landless and their struggle has been to have access to lands and gain legal entitlements. The tribal communities have a different profile of their travails regarding land rights. The struggle is about retaining their lands, which they have inhabited for centuries. The compulsion to live outside their land leads to the greater problem of communities migrating to the urban centers. The women and the ageing elders mostly bear the brunt of this migration. Women who are left behind to shoulder the responsibilities of the family are forced to supplement their income through different means. This makes women and children vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking.
Space for intervention on the issue is provided by Forest Rights Act and other provisions related to land allotment/ ownership for dalit and tribal communities. CNI SBSS adopts campaigns as right based intervention to address land issues. We work on land allotment for Dalit and Tribal, forest rights of community and increasing the productivity of agriculture land. Annual Income of 1000 households is expected to increase atleast by INR 10,000 through land related interventions by 2019.
Trainer’s Manuals to capacitate community members and local leaders on Panchayat Raj Institutions, in Odisha, West Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, and Jharkhand.[Read more]
Training program to capacitate the marginalized communities on Fundamental rights, Role of State and Constitution in the simplest way.[Read more]
With the new interventions in the project areas, CNI SBSS has initiated new programs and activities in accordance to the need of the community.[Read more]
To orient the staff on the new focus areas and capacitate them, CNI SBSS conducted a workshop on Education and WASH for all the DBSS staff from 19th to 22nd July 2016 at Gopalpur, Odisha.[Read more]
Conflict Transformation from 27th – 29th January 2016 held at Gopalpur, Orissa[Read more]
They would get their daughters treated every now and then, but they were only growing weaker, because of which the girls were not able to go to school regularly.[Read more]
Kinder could not see her children suffering because of this. She was finding it difficult to even feed her children, left alone sending them to school.[Read more]
“If children are denied education and their rightful freedom, there is little point in priding ourselves…”[Read more]