Kandhamal District is located in central Odisha. The district has attracted international spaces and attention due to riot between Hindus and religious minorities (Christians) in the year 2008 and 2009. It is famous for handicrafts such as Dokra, Terra–Cotta, Cane and Bamboo works.
Our work at Kandhamal:
In Kandhamal, CSJ has partnered with SWATI organization and the Rehnuma Law Centre has been setup in Paburia, Kandhamal. In the past one year the Centre has tried reaching various constituencies – Dalits, Laborers, Transgender persons, people with disability, children and women. Additionally, the centre is also working on issues revolving around rights of under trial prisoners, monitoring of the NALSA (Protection and Enforcement of Tribal Rights Scheme), 2015, FRA, and Community Based Mechanisms for women’s rights.
Pictures from the field: