UD participated in “International Congress on Global Peasants Rights”

UD participated in “International Congress on Global Peasants Rights”

The Executive Director of Unnayan Dhara, Shahidul Islam participated in International Congress on Global Peasants Rights held at Schwaebisch Hall, Wolpertshausen, Germany during 7-10 March 2017, which was attended by peasants, small scale producers, rural workers, and other people working in rural areas as well as other international organisations and numerous stakeholders.

The ‘Global Peasants’ Rights’ congress sheds lit on the situation of small scale farmers and the rural population around the world, drew public attention to the importance of peasants for sustainable local and regional production of food in agro ecological quality and emphasized the need to protect their rights and their indigenous knowledge.

The goal of the congress was twofold: to increase awareness of the situation and the requirements of international small farmers and to support the UN working group for the development of a “Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas”.

The “Haus der Bauern” foundation organized the Congress together with the European Coordination Vía Campesina and FIAN, and was supported by many other organisations, which wanted to contribute to coordinated actions together that support the recognition of the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas within an international human rights framework.

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For more details please visit the following site-

http://www.global-peasants-rights.com/index.php/en/

UD & SKS observed International Women’s Day

UD & SKS observed International Women’s Day

The farmer organization named Swadhin Krishok Sangathan (SKS) with the support from Unnayan Dhara and its’ development partners Bread for the World, Germany and The Swallows Sweden, observed International Women’s Day at Vatoi & Hatfazilpur Bazar of Shailokupa and Kulbaria village of Sadar upazila of Jhenaidah district on 08 March, 2017.

The day was observed with rally decorated with colourful banners, festoons and discussion sessions with participation of more than 300 where majority were female farmers. The SKS demanded for state recognition of women farmers which is not recognized in the National Agriculture Policy 2013 of Bangladesh.

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Observation of Victory Day 2016 by Farmer Organization (SKS)

Observation of Victory Day 2016 by Farmer Organization (SKS)

The farmer organization named Swadhin Krishok Sangathan (SKS) observed the Victory Day of Bangladesh in three different places of Shailkupa & Sadar Upazila of Jhenaidah district. Unnayan Dhara supported the SKS to observe the day in festive mood with rural games like Ha-Du-Du, Lathikhela, Pitha (hand made cake) competition of women and different sports items where hundreds of male & female farmers participated. The events were included by folk cultural shows. Thousands of rural people including members o  4915727023_1406027606074407_8183202799597709159_n8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1f SKS enjoyed the events.