Land and Forest Rights Campaign
Women’s land and forest rights is one of the burning issues of women in the region. The women rights and women farmers’ collectives have been voicing their concerns since long. Recent happenings at the state and national level have further marginalised the community whose livelihood and very existence and dignity is from land and forest.
Traditional Seed Exchange Fair cum Workshop
A workshop was organised at Didihat Block hall, in District Pithoragrh on May 28, 2019, wherein 30 women farmers from 10 villages and nine local farmers actively participated. Government department officials participated to discuss the issue of seeds and other related issues. The main issues discussed by women farmers were:
Empowering Adolescent girls
Adolescent girls have organised themselves in 30 villages, wherein more than 300 girls ranging from the age group 12 to 18 years have been addressing issues of their concern. A two days residential workshop was organised by Arpan, at its camp office campus, on gender justice and self-defence.