Transitioning from risk to resilience with SDG localisation
There is a need to boost transformative adaptation action and resilience building measures Posted on 25 Jul, 2022 11:52 PM

Floods are a recurring phenomenon in Bangladesh and the adjoining state of Assam, India. The ongoing large-scale flooding here is not an exception. Floods often trigger landslides and large-scale river-bank erosion.

ESCAP is supporting monitoring and implementation of climate and disaster-related Sustainable Development Goals as well as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (Image: Fazlul Alam, Pixahive)
‘Samajik Parivarthan Yatra’ (National Yatra for Social Transformation)
Gaining momentum: the Samajik Parivartan Yatra brings together the safai karamcharis to fight for social justice and an opportunity to equal life Posted on 11 Oct, 2010 11:51 AM

Safai Karmachari Andolan at West BengalThe historical ‘Samajik Parivarthan Yatra’ (Rally for Social Transformation), has been started to consolidate the gains of the movement for total eradication by liberated safai karmacharis who for the first time are bonding with one another began the  journey for social change  together, to inspire others who are still engaged in manual scavenging to free themselves from the obnoxious practise and regain their sense of dignity, and also to achieve their rightful claims for the rehabilitation package and dignified alternative livelihoods on the one hand; and on the other, to motivate civil society to reject the heinous practice of manual scavenging. The Bus Yatra has been planned to start from five different corners of India, and traverse through 160 districts in 20 states and finally culminate in New Delhi with a large rally. Each route has been named after an eminent person who contributed to social change in a revolutionary manner.