|Right to Food Campaign|
This is a brief interim update, to draw your attention to some important additions to the campaign website (www.righttofood.com). Work on the website is in full swing, with new material being added almost every day and several new sections on the anvil.
Please note especially (1) the new "Hindi Materials" section, which contains Hindi translations of some key documents of the right to food campaign, and (2) the new "Right to Work" section, with recent documents on the right to work. Both sections include ready-made campaign material such as posters, leaflets, etc.
Further details of the recent additions are given below.
This section contains Hindi translations of key documents, articles, notes, leaflets, posters etc. on the right to food and the right to work. The material on the right to work may be particularly useful to those who are preparing for the "week of action on the right to work" at the end of April.
To view the Hindi documents, you must have the Hindi font - Devlys 010, installed on your computer. If you don't already have the font, you can simply download it by clicking on the icon MFDev010 on the website. Detailed instructions for download are also available in this section. If you have any difficulty, please send a line to email@example.com
The following materials are now available in Hindi:
Right to Food
Right to Work
RIGHT TO WORK
This new section has preliminary materials on the Right to Work such as briefing notes, recent articles, and a "factsheet" on employment guarantee and the right to work. It also contains material relating to the forthcoming "week of action on the right to work" (ending on 1 May, 2003), including campaign material such as draft leaflets and posters. You can also access this by clicking on the scrolling banner on the Week of Action at the top of the Home page. This will take you to the Appeal for Action and further resources on Right to Work. Hindi versions of these materials are also available in the Hindi section. Please use these resources for public distribution.
This new section gives an outline of the work undertaken by Dr. N.C. Saxena, who has been appointed as "Commissioner" of the Supreme Court for the purpose of monitoring recent orders on the right to food. This includes the first two reports submitted by the Commissioner to the Supreme Court (the third report will be posted immediately after the next Supreme Court hearing on 1 May 2003).
RESEARCH AND SURVEYS
This section contains material prepared for research and surveys undertaken in connection with the Supreme Court hearing and the right to food campaign. For instance, you can find here survey questionnaires that have been used for field surveys of mid-day meals and the public distribution system, and adapt these questionnaires to prepare similar surveys in your own area. Similar, this section contains detailed material prepared for a survey of the Antyodaya Anna Yojana programme, including survey questionnaires, guidelines for investigators, etc. Feel free to use these to plan your own research work.