HIV/AIDS and drugs

Our HIV/AIDS and drugs intervention were taken up under the harm reduction philosophy. CSD is working among the sex workers, IDUs, migrant laborers, general population especially among the youths. Under the harm reduction project different injecting needles, condoms were distributed. Referral service, counseling, home visits and field visits were taken up. CSD is also building different groups for the HIV affected people, widows groups, SHGs to enable them to generate their income. CSD is rehabilitating HIV affected women who are prone to prostitutions and human trafficking. It has also rehabilitated domestic violence victims. They are provided different kinds of training for their livelihood. Our human rights desk is taking up protection and accompaniment to victim women to get their rights. Women empowerments were widely taken up where they need to create a space for participation, development and justice.

Conflict Transformation and Peace Building:

Under conflict transformation and peace building, CSD has taken up different programs. Local Capacities for Peace (LCP) workshops were organized and trainers were developed for intensification of applying this tool in the community. CSD organizes workshops on conflict analysis and peace building with key leaders of different communities in the northeast India. It reaches out to civil society organizations, peace activists, intellectuals, academia and religious bodies in its effort to bring sustainable peace in the region. It also responded with minimum relief services where ever and whenever conflict or tension erupted in northeast India.

Besides, in networking with different NGOs, CSD have repeatedly urges upon the state and non-state actors to cease violence against civilians but sort out the differences through amicable and peaceful method. It has also been urging all concerns to respect the dos and doníts laid down by Supreme Court of India and regulations laid down by International Protocol to be implemented while operating in armed conflict affected areas.

Environment/Climate Change:

Programs like publicity cum poster campaign on Climate change were organized in different districts. We have organized workshops on climate change. With different stakeholders, NGOs and POs we also carried out demonstration, awareness about the negative impact of climate change and destruction of environment in the north eastern states. It has been vociferous for rehabilitations, relocation of people affected by development projects.

We are building a number of farmers clubs in order address the Human rights violations including their rights. The farmers are developing food bank, seed bank in their village. It helps in sustaining livelihood during lean season, natural calamities. The farmers club practice maintaining indigenous seed. CSD is building different SHGs in different parts of the northeast through partner NGOs.

Networking & Advocacy

CSD is networking with a number of NGOs, CBOs, POs, Academician, intellectuals, religious leaders, Individuals etc. for collective efforts on different issues.

CSD with close cooperation with community and other NGOs have been engaging with different governmentís department for policy or amendment of policy on drugs, HIV/AIDS and gender etc. Meetings with different key stake holders including MLAs and Ministers and submission of memoranda were taken up time to time.

Gender mainstreaming

23 resources from the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Nagaland on gender were developed to engage in the community. They are engaged in facilitating workshops on gender and dialogue on integrating women in traditional village institutions in their respective state. Gradually, women taking leading roles in the village and social institutions are increasing. Today in this project villages, there are about 10 women elected as Panchayat members, 2 women in village authority and many women are being included in the decision making body of churches.

Research and documentation

CSD is not specialized on research only. However, we are collecting hard fact/data on the impact of globalization to be used for advocacy and capacity building purposes. We also collect case histories from life experiences and other sources in India and outside. We also develop Newsletter with focus on issues like gender, HIV/AIDS, dam etc. on the impact of globalization.
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