The 9th Pastoral Parliament –Making Pastorals’ Voices Audible
Thursday, 19th July 2018
Pastoral men, women, youth and children gathering since morning at Rabari Dharmashala at Ambaji in Gujarat, India. Slowly they became like a family of 3000 people. The cheers, energy and enthusiasm can be seen on their faces.
Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India
Friday, 9th March 2018
India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner. In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.
Time to halt pressure on common property resources in India
Friday, 8th September 2017
The pressure on the common property resources (CPRs) has rapidly increased in the past few decades. Not only are the areas under them which have been impacted, but the increased pressure has led to land overexploitation and land degradation.
Pastoralist parliament as a way to amplify their voice to the government of India
Monday, 10th July 2017
The pastoralists (Maldhari in Gujarati) are largely remaining as the unheard and the unseen in the development agenda, both at the state, nor at the national level. Their zero representation in the policies making process, which are seen to adversely affect the existence of the pastoralists, has also becomes an undeniable fact.
How Pastorals Share About Their Struggle in Claiming Their Rights on Grazing Land
Wednesday, 10th May 2017
A following up action from the Rangeland initiative is being preceded, where the pastorals in South Asia gather and meet in India to discuss on the Rangeland status in the regions, as well as exchanging on lives, culture, livestocks, migration pattern, and other pastorals issue.