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RLS in South Asia

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Focus on the Global South, India, Social Justice | 

Recovery & Road Ahead — Post COVID19 and Agriculture in South Asia

This paper discusses the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems in South Asia to highlight the aftermath of the disruptions to supply chains, farming and agricultural markets.

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Council for Social Development, India, Social Justice | 

Culture, Capital, and Witch Hunts in Assam

This study hopes to build an understanding of witch hunts in Assam and elsewhere, which is necessary for human society to end belief in witchcraft and the practice of witch violence and bring in a human rights-respecting culture.

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Anusandhan Trust, India, International Dialogue | 

Transnational investments in healthcare: A study of German investments in Indian private health sector

This report examines the involvement of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and Development Cooperation bodies in the Indian private healthcare sector.

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International Dialogue | 

Development Opportunities or Challenges

Looking at the Proposed Free Trade Agreement between India and the European Union

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Bangladesh, Research Initiatives, Bangladesh, Social-Ecological Transformation | 

Gambhira on Ecological Agriculture

Research Initiatives, Bangladesh(RIB) and Bangladesh Film Institute (BFI) present Gambhira on agroecology. This documentary explores issues such as the harmful effects of pesticides inagriculture, the benefits of ecology-based agriculture, and the need to form collectives

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Centre for Education and Communication, India, Social Justice | 

Labouring in South Asia: Status, Issues and Possibilities

This year's Centre for Communication and Education Labour Dialogue focuses on: gig work and labour rights in South Asia; challenges before the labour movement in South Asia; South Asian migrant labour in the Gulf countries; fair wage, social protection and workplace safety for informal workers; and promoting the rights of migrant workers.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Solidarity for Survival: Cooperative Building as a Solution to Overcome Vulnerability

This paper explores the role of cooperatives in fostering solidarity among economically disadvantaged migrant workers from various backgrounds in Kolkata, based on case studies of press workers, construction workers, sanitation workers, and sex workers.

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Lived experiences from Indian Sundarbans amidst climate change and migration

India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Those Who Stay Behind: Lived Experiences from Indian Sundarbans Amidst Climate Change and Migration

Climate change is frighteningly real. The global discourse on climate change has turned increasingly towards understanding vulnerability as a priority for research and policy.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Mitigating the Impact of Covid and Conflict: Empowering & Securing Futures of Children Belonging to Pastoral Communities of Jammu and Kashmir

The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, now divided into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, has a significant tribal population, including Gujjars and Bakkarwals, who were recognized as Scheduled Tribes after the end of British Colonial rule and have since received affirmative action from the state.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Theorising Race and Space in a Transnational Context

This paper argues that racism is a European invention instituted through the project of colonialism.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

The Kaibarta Question in Barak Valley, Assam: A Curious Case of Settlements in Flux

This paper tries to trace the origins of Kaibarta migration in Barak valley of Southern Assam by focusing on how the community came and settled in the region.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Navigating Precarity: Analysing Multiple Narratives of Citizenship in Assam

This report explores citizenship dilemmas in Assam, India, where the state has designated a group called 'Non Citizens.' These individuals live in a state of limbo, facing daily threats of deportation. The report examines the implications of this situation.

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India, International Dialogue, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group | 

Impact of Climate Change on Nomads in Jammu and Kashmir with a View of Public Health Facilities

With Jammu and Kashmir witnessing extreme weather events like the earthquake in 2005, flash floods and landslides in 2010, and the massive floods of 2014; the Bakarwal population is finding it difficult to continue the centuries-old practice of transhumance pastoralism.

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Focus on the Global South, India, Social-Ecological Transformation | 

The Global Food Crisis, this time

A perfect storm is brewing in the global food system, pushing food prices to record high levels, and expanding hunger.

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International Dialogue | 

Human Rights and the Sports Industry

While the FIFA World Cup 2022 has ended, the Kafala system hasn't. The woes of the thousands of migrant workers living and working in Qatar remain unaddressed. We deconstruct some issues that will continue to plague workers living in the Gulf country unless something drastically changes.

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