[Report] Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa: Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
8 July 2021 5:00 pm
FORUM-ASIA is proud to present Tied Hands: Fact Finding Mission Report on Harawa-Charawa: Debt, Poverty and Climate Change in Dhanusha, Nepal
This report is the result of an exploratory research designed to better understand the nexus between climate change, human rights and poverty. Persons living in poverty often live in ecologically fragile or marginal areas, and are therefore more susceptible to the effects of climate change. This in turn, poses a risk to their human rights.
Inequalities are interlinked: persons living in poverty often experience multilevel exclusions, such as a lack of access to assets such as land, water, and electricity; as well as a lack of an opportunity to effectively participate in decision-making processes that could impact their lives. These inequalities make vulnerable groups even more susceptible to the harms of climate change, while simultaneously eroding their ability to recuperate from them.
This research was conducted as a joint effort between FORUM-ASIA and its Nepali member, the Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC). The research is focussed on Harawa-Charawa, a Nepalese community living in conditions of bonded labour in a country that remains amongst the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
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