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Chipko Anniversary

Chipko Anniversary

Villages of the Niti Valley commemorate the direct action that saved their community forests and inspired a generation of women to struggle for forest rights in the Indian Himalayas. On 26 March, 2004, the villages of the Niti Valley celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the Chipko Movement. Villagers and guests held a mass meeting in […]

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Chipko Anniversary Greetings

Chipko Anniversary Greetings

The following messages were translated and posted in the Lata village square as part of the Chipko anniversary celebrations: From: irene.dankelman@hetnet.nl Date: 2004/03/25 Thu 05:45:49 EST Irene Dankelman in the Netherlands writes: Dear women of the Chipko movement and men supporters, Your work and struggles have inspired so many of us, for years and years! […]

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Nanda Devi Women’s Festival 2004

Nanda Devi Women’s Festival 2004

On this 55th Republic Day of India, January 26, 2004, Gram Sabha Lata held its first ever Nanda Devi Women’s Festival to recognize the achievements of the region’s women. In what hopes to be an annual event, this year’s festival paid particular homage to those women still practising traditional medicine in addition to holding several […]