MAKAAM – MAHILA KISAN ADHIKAAR MANCH

Foundation Statement

MAKAAM is an Alliance of networks, campaigns, movements, organisations, people’s collectives and individuals that advocates for the Right to Livelihoods of Women Farmers[i], particularly dalits, adivasis, single women, differently abled and displaced. It is guided by principles of feminism and sustainability, for

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Women Resist CAMPA Bill for its Devastating Potential

Unpacking the Bill: Gender Concerns

The CAMPA Bill is premised on two flawed assumptions –firstly that the diversion of lands from forest to non-forest use is inevitable and necessary for the project of the development and

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Position Papers for the National Consultation in partnership with NCW & UN Women

Position Papers for the National Consultation in partnership with NCW & UN Women (Gender disaggregated land records; Land rights for women farmers; Securing equal entitlements for women farmers; Strengthening Women Farmer FPOs):   The following are the position papers created by MAKAAM for the national consultation with various stakeholders in […]

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Securing Identity and Recognition to Women Farmers

MAKAAM met with the Joint Secretary-Policy in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to present our approach to this. You can download the letter here.

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MAKAAM STATEMENT CONDEMNING KATHUA ATROCITIES – English

MAKAAM STATEMENT CONDEMNING THE ATROCITIES AGAINST, RAPE AND MURDER OF A MINOR GIRL FROM PASTORALIST BAKARWAL COMMUNITY IN KATHUA AND THE CONTINUING ATROCITIES AND FORCED DISPOSSESSION OF HER COMMUNITY,   AND AGAINST ALL SUCH ACTS THAT VIOLATE WOMEN’S BODIES AS SITES TO TERRORIZE MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND GRAB THEIR TRADITIONAL LANDS AND […]

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MAKAAM’s CONCERNS FOR WOMENS FOREST RIGHTS IN THE DRAFT FOREST POLICY 2018

MAKAAM (Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch) is a national alliance comprising of individuals, women farmer organisations, civil society groups, NGOs, academics and researchers, with a presence in 25 States, working to secure identity and recognition for women farmers as well as strengthen their rights over resources such as land and entitlements […]

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MAKAAMs submission on Draft National Forest Policy to MOEFCC

The Secretary Ministry of Forest and Environment and Climate Change Krishi Bhavan, Government of India New Delhi Jitesh.kumar@nic.in ; Toforestpolicy@gmail.com    Sub : Comments from MAKAAM (Women Farmers Rights Forum) on National Forest Policy Draft 2018   Respected Sir/Madam, Greetings from MAKAAM!  Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM) is a national […]

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