Our main strategy is to strengthen and capacitate Bhakhar
Bhitrot Adivasi Vikas Manch (BBAVM) with active participation of
women, which can play a meaningful and decisive role in taking up
developmental activities. This forum plays a key role in
taking up the cause of tribal not only at the village level but
beyond it, by taking up issues that affect their lives, such as
the right of the tribal over the Forest Land, water, Tribal Self
Ample support and guidance is provided so that the people can do
the lobbying over the issues. We have also identified other people's
organizations that are engaged in similar kind of work.
Networking with these groups is helpful in strengthening
and advocating the causes.
Our experience has shown that the tribal women, although oppressed
and exploited, contain within themselves tremendous source of strength
and fortitude. A11 that is required is acceptance of their potential
and provision of support and opportunities for their development
as role- holders. During the current phase we tried to incorporate
gender issues in the BBAVM and we see that the female members of
the BBAVM play a major role. More and more number of active
women has been included in the forum and they give their inputs
while taking some major or concrete decisions. This way gender has
an important part of our strategy.
STRATEGY AND METHODOLOGY
Jan Chetna Sansthan is working in the villages to support the people
to attain their rights through organized and collective effort.
The major thrust of JCS is to make people aware of their rights
and build their capacities through social education, training and
information dissemination to take collective action to resolve their
To achieve this, JCS has formed Peoples Organization and Peoples
Institutions, which strive to access and control their primary livelihood
resources viz. land, forests etc. to effect sustainable community
After the initial proactive approaches to manage these PO, PI’s,
JCS is presently focusing on decentralizing the PO and PI’s
to function independently and make them more accountable toward
their community. JCS strive to increasingly play a supportive role
with providing maximum space for local leadership development.
Promoting and Strengthening CBOs
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