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Policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act – Event Report

On 30th September 2016, Cividep India, PAJHRA (Promotion and Advancement of Justice, Harmony and Rights of Adivasis) and PAD (People’s Action for Development) conducted a one- day policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act reform for the Assam tea sector. The workshop had 33 participants, including representatives of local and national CSOs, union members, academicians, retired… Read more »

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Cividep conducts a policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act – Snapshots from Guwahati

A one- day policy workshop on Plantations Labour Act reform for the Assam tea sector was organised at the Blue Moon Hotel in Guwahati on 30th September, 2016 by Cividep India, PAJHRA (Promotion and Advancement of Justice, Harmony and Rights of Adivasis) and PAD (People’s Action for Development). The workshop had 33 participants, including representatives… Read more »

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Tainted Tea: Slave Labour in your Cuppa?

In September 2015, a BBC investigation of working conditions on the tea estates of Assam, many of which supply tea to popular labels in the UK, revealed deplorable conditions on several estates. Extensive research documenting the nature of labour rights violations on tea estates in Assam show violations including denial of health care and subsidized… Read more »

Homebound Migrant workers return to their sheds after the day’s work at a coffee estate near Madikeri, Coorg GRN SOMASHEKAR

The March Down south

Plantations in South India are increasingly depending on migrant workers from northern, eastern and north-eastern states to fulfill their labour needs. This Businessline article looks at the implications for the state of labour on coffee plantations in Coorg.

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An introduction to Cividep

Gopinath Parakuni
General Secretary, Cividep-India

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Lace up your trainers and run for Team AFP!

The Asian Foundation for Philanthropy (AFP) inspires social change by creating an innovative movement of positive action through raising awareness and sharing skills. This year team AFP is participating in the British 10K London Run again and raising funds to support Cividep in training the Coorg Tribal Community in perma-culture farming. Sunday 13th July 2014. Central… Read more »

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Human Rights & Grievance Mechanisms

Cividep India is a partner in SOMO’s Human Rights & Grievance Mechanisms Programme, a four-year project (2012-2015) to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of non-judicial grievance mechanisms for stakeholders who experience adverse impacts on their human rights as a result of business activities. The Human Rights & Grievance Mechanisms Programme’s objectives are to: Strengthen the… Read more »