May Greetings and Resources at Kriti Docushop

Dear Friends
The heat of summer, the pre-monsoon, the winds of climate change, across India…amidst an election that’s been won, we wonder what lies ahead…drought, floods, quakes, melting glaciers, mined lives, recession, oppression, possession, dispossession, greed, hunger, identities lost, caring and sharing…we continue our resolve to not let go…of hope amidst struggle; of expression amidst control, of action amidst inaction; of integrity amidst mistrust, of sharing amidst consumption, of partnerships amidst none…

We mark the following days in May and share a very small list of information and communication resources put together by one of our volunteers for this month, once again inviting you to our spaces…committing ourselves to our motto once more “Information is power, we share it, You can access it”
1 World Labour Day
2 World Press Freedom Day
17 World Telecommunications Day
25-31 Week of Solidarity with the people of All Colonial Territories fighting for
Freedom, Independence and Human Rights.
28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health.
31 World No Tobacco Day.

We look forward to your continuous support and connect as we mark our 10th year of being!
In solidarity,
Kriti team


There is a Way Out... The Story of Suja Abraham
National Campaign for Labour Rights (NCLR), New Delhi/ 2000
A small booklet that tells the story of a fishworker, with very important implications vis-à-vis labour standards, sexual harassment at the workplace and life of similar workers as her.

A Handbook on UN Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement.
By Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA), Housing and Land Rights Network (HRLN) and Amnesty International India (AII)
YUVA, HRLN and AII have initiated a campaign to bring together the expertise and experience of the respective organizations in order to promote wider dissemination of the new UN Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement among decision makers, people’s movements, civil society groups, other relevant institutions and public with the objective of encouraging use, adoption and implementation of the guidelines by the concerned local, state and central governments as well as other involved non-state actors.

Globalization- Striking while the Iron is Hot- A case study of the POSCO proposed project in Orissa.
By Manshi Asher
The harsh paradox, that a very small section of the population is enjoying the dividends of the so-called development while the majority remains as they were or in worser conditions, is something widely underpublicised. It is the effort of this publication to provide a systematic knowledge base on the issue of marginalization and how crucial it is to comprehend globalization in that perspective. In this edition, we look at the Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) proposed project and its effects in Orissa.

Networking For Rights…
by Kriti team/ 2005
This is created as a shared resource of young and old women/ men across the world, to build linkages and mobilise them around reproductive and sexual rights. As a creative information resource, it brings together write-ups on different aspects of reproductive and sexual heath and rights. Based on research of 20 years of the women’s health rights movement. Issues covered include: Safe Abortion; Accessible ContraceptionReproductive & Sexual Rights of Young People; Female Genital Mutilation; Sexual Violence & Rape; Displaced Women's Lives; Trafficking; Maternal Mortality & Morbidity and Sexual Health & Rights. A hard bound four colour address book in the size of 6.5'' X 7.5'' with space for 624 contacts and addresses, this ‘networking resource’ is not only useful but also has thought-provoking illustrations and information.

Gender and Sexual Health: a Training of Trainers Guidebook
Bisht, Suman & Kapur, Aanchal
This production by KRITI: a development research, praxis & communication team in 2000 is a resource for any facilitator working on gender and sexual health rights. With exercises and facilitators notes as well as some methodological tips it’s a basic but useful resource to have.


A collection of Films from Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan
The Right to Know, The Right to live (40min)
Three Films- Right to Information (MKSS) (15min), Hamara Paisa, Hamara Hissab (Parivartan)(15min), Crossing Boundaries (Andhra Social Audit)(23min)
People Audit to Fight Corruption(17min)
Two Films- Account and Accountability, Parivartan(29min)
Selective Writings on MKSS & RTI Campaign in India
Vote do (18 min.)
Right to Work (30 min.)
Use of RTI in India (20 min.)
Towards Transparency (55 min).
Video Songs on Human Rights and Democracy in Hindi & Rajasthani (55min).

by Snehasis Das
In every minute, the death of the mother shatters a family and threatens the well-being of a surviving child. For them motherhood remains a distant dream due to an unholy alliance between poverty and ill health. The maternity mortality ratio is exceptionally high with 407 women dying each year per one lakh live birth, with the worst affected being the state of Orissa.

by Amar Kanwar (52 mins, English & Hindi, 2001)
This is a documentary about nature and captivity, about working people resisting an onslaught on their livelihoods, about democracy, profit and the sound of the rain. From the British colonial empire to the globalization of today, from the anti mining tribal resistance in Kashipur and Gandhmardhan in Orissa, the mass movements in Chattisgarh to the coastal communities in their struggle against big ports and industrial parks in Kutch and Umbergaon it documents and presents insights into many different peoples struggles in India.

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Note: This mailer has been put together with the support of Arun, Kriti team volunteer.