India: SAPI National workshop on Ecology through the eyes of Dalits and Tribals
South Asian Peoples' Initiatives (SAPI) - a forum for networking, held its National workshop at Bagaicha, Ranchi, Jharkhand from August 17-19, 2012 and brought together 79 participants from 8 States with the theme: "Ecology from the perspective of the marginalized - dalits, adivasis and other backward classes." It called for taking more proactive responsibility to preserve and save Mother Earth (Ecology). They recognized how the development induced displacement has created a situation of insecurity and fear among the tribals and dalits; and has totally ignored their customs, culture and philosophy of life! With the help of resource persons they prepared concrete actions plans both at the local and national levels. Read more...