MAKAAM - Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch
WOMEN FARMERS DESERVE DUE RECOGNITION AND RIGHTS
MAKAAM, or Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (Forum For Women Farmers' Rights) is a nationwide informal forum of more than 120 individuals and organisations of farming women, of women farmers' collectives, civil society organisations, researchers and activists, drawn from 24 states of India, to secure due recognition and rights of women farmers in India.
The Mission of MAKAAM is to visibilise women farmers – especially smallholder marginalized women, with a development vision led by social justice, plurality of knowledge systems and sustainability driven by ecological approaches – and to create and secure rights over productive livelihood resources (land in particular) as well as entitlements over a variety of support systems, with equal participation of these women in decision-making in various institutions starting family upwards, to ensure empowered, self-reliant, sustainable women’s livelihoods.
Aaroh Campaign, AASMA, Adivasi Mahila Maha Sangh, Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), Alliance for Sustainable & Holistic Agriculture (ASHA), Amhi Amchi Arogya Sathi, ANANDI, ANKUR, Arravali Mulnivasi Vikas Manch, ASDS, Astha Sansthan, BARC Trust, Bawla Mahila Vikas Sangathan (BMVS), Bhoo Shakti Kendra, Bhoomi, Caring Citizens Collective, CAWL Rights Network, C-DOT, Centre for Development Research and Action, Centre for Social Justice, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Centre for World Solidarity, Chet10na Organic, Chintan, Cohesion Foundation Trust, Dakshin Gujarat Vikas Sanstha (DGVS), Dalit Adhikar Manch, Dalit Bahujan Forum, Deccan Development Society, Development Support Centre (DSC), Devgadh Mahila Sanghatan, Dholka Mahila Vikas Sangathan, DINAKAR, Ekal Nari Shakti Sanghatan Manch, Ekta, Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group, Grameena Coolie Karmikara Sanghatana, Grameena Mahila Okkuta, Gramya Resource Centre for Women, Gramya Vikas Trust, Grassroots India, Green Army, Hodopathy Ethno Medicine Doctor's Association (HEDAN), Human Development and Resource Centre (HDRC), IT for Change, Jan Chetna Sansthan, Jan Sahas, Jhalda Nari Shakti Mahasangh Gam Samiti, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS), Korad Wahu Gat, Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan (KMVS), LANDESA, Maati Sangathan, Mahanadi Mahila Sangh, Mahila Arthik Vikas Mahamandal, Mahila Jagruti Manch, Mahila Rajsatta Andolan, Mahila Samakhya, Mahila Umang, Mahila Vikas Parishad, Mahila Vikas Sangh, Malia Mahila Shakti Sangathan, Manavlok, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, MSKPP, Nari Shakti Sangh, National Alliance for People's Movement, National Forum for Single Women's Rights, Natwan Sangham, Navajeevana Mahila Okkuta, New Trade Union Initiative, Nisarga, North East Network, Odisha Nari Samaj, Okha Mandal, Panam Mahila Sangathan, PANI, Paryay, PASS,PGVS, PILUPU, PORD, PPT, PRADAN, Pragnya, Prakruti Foundation, PRDS, PWESCR, Raithu Swarajya Vedika, Rajasthan Tribal Women's Rights Forum, Rajula Mahua Sangh, REDS, ROOTS, SAARTHI, Saharwaru, Sahjeevan, Saiyere Jo Sangathan, Samagra Grameena Ashram, Samarthan Mahila Sangathan, Sampurna Sangathan, Samvada, Sanand Mahila Sangathan, Sangtin Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, SEWA, Sewa Mahila Housing Trust, SHARC, Shramjivi Mahila Samithy, Shri Navjeevan Adivasi Mahila Vikas Manch, SOPPECOM, SRED, SWARAJ Network, SWATI, Swayamsidha Sangathan, Tamil Nadu Women's Collective, Tamil Nadu Women's Forum, Thanal, Timbaktu Collective, Torang Trust, TOUCH, Ujaas Mahila Sangathan, Utthan, Vanastree, Vanita Shakti Mahila Sangathan, VIKSAT.