Global Month of Action on Energy
Join us in a global month of action on energy on October 11 to November 11 2013
On these days let us use the power of collective action to raise our immediate demands for democratic, public renewable energy systems for people and communities, including:
- Ban new dirty energy projects
- End government subsidies and public handouts to dirty energy companies
- Stop excessive energy consumption by corporations and global elites
- Redirect and mobilize public finance to ensure people’s universal access to energy and make the complete shift to public and community/decentralized renewable and clean energy systems as quickly as possible.
SAAPE congratulates Karamat for being awarded with the South Asia Peace & Justice Award
We would like to congratulate our friend Mr. Karamat Ali for being awarded by South Asia Dadi Nirmala Deshpande Peace and Justice Award on 17 October 2013, the 84th birth anniversary of late Dadi Nirmala Deshpande. We are very thankful that our movement is getting political guidance and contribution from Mr. Karamat. He has been working since long to promote the rights of people and this activism is getting wider recognition all over. His commitment, involvement and activism for the promotion of peace and justice and protection of human rights in Pakistan and South Asia are praiseworthy. Mr. Karamat is leading and coordinating the on-going SAAPE Demilitarisation, Democratisation and Social Justice Campaign through Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER). His recognition and commitment has also inspired us more to fight against poverty, hunger and all forms of injustices in South Asia.
Global Week of Action Against Illigitimate Dept and International financial Institutions
NOT OUR DEBT!
A call to mobilize on October 8 to 15
Debt payments, tax avoidance and capital flight are impoverishing people to enrich a few. Money is transferred from the global South to the global North, from the marginalized to the powerful, from the 99% to the 1%. This financial system devastates the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people through the impacts and crises it creates.
SAAPE's South Asia Poverty Report 2013 launched
Crises, vulnerability and poverty in South Asia: People’s Struggles for Justice and Dignity
South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) has launched its 4th Poverty Report 2013 on 11 September 2013 amidst a South Asian Women’s Political Rights Conference which is attended by the political leaders, parliamentarians, civil society activists and human rights defenders of the South Asian Countries. The report was launched by Rt. Ho’nable Permananda Jha, Vice President of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal accompanied by the senior women political leaders and parliamentarians of South Asia include Ms. Bidhya Bhandari- Chairperson of All Nepal Women Association and former minister of Nepal, Pasya Padma- Chairperson of farmer union of Andra Pradesh and executive member of All India Kishan Shabha of India, Ms. Sazida Zulfiqar- Member of Parliament- Pakistan, Ms. Thalatha Athukorala- Member of Parliament, Srilanka, Ms. Rangina Kargar- Member of Parliament, Afghanistan Ms. Rowshan Jahan Shathi- Member of Parliament, Bangladesh and Dr. Shobha Raghuram- Founder and Advisor of SAAPE.
SAAPE Women Rights Campaign Launched in Bangladesh
Dhaka, 26 February 2013
Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) announced the launching of Campaign on ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and Its Imperative to Women’s Social, Economic and Political Empowerment’ in a press conference at national press club yesterday.
Ms Rokeya Kabir, Ms Afroza Banu, Ms Afroza Haq Rina and Mr. Omar Tarek Chowdhury of BNPS and SAAPE Bangladesh process addressed the press to brief the theme, related issues, challenges and campaign activities.