Join with hundreds of other walkers to fight poverty step by step - Ekta Parishad

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at
Thu Jul 28 18:44:04 BST 2011

From: Warrington <warrington at>
Sent: Thursday, 28 July, 2011 16:22:55
Subject: Join with hundreds of other walkers to fight poverty step by step

Join with hundreds of other walkers to fight poverty step by step
In India , thousands of poor dalits and tribal people are putting aside two 
handfuls of rice a week. They will be walking for a month in heat and basic 
conditions and losing a months income that they can ill afford to give up. 
They're making these sacrifices because they believe so strongly in the cause.
Access to land is vital in helping communities support their own livelihoods. 
Lack of access results in exclusion    of poor people and discrimination 
them. In October 2011, Christian Aid's partner Ekta Parishad is  organising a 
year-long march of dalit and tribal people. Starting with 1,000 marchers 
Orissa, this will grow to 100,000 strong in 2012 by the time the marchers set 
out from Gwalior for Dehli. The marchers' goal is to claim rights to lands 
their families have worked and lived on for generations.
Join us on the Sandstone Trail in September 2011 and in the Lakes in Autumn 
to walk in solidarity with these marchers and raise vital funds to support 
Parishad and projects tackling inequality across Asia . 

Registration fee £15.
If you can’t do the whole walk then consider doing just one day or a shorter 
7mile walk circular walk from Frodsham is also available.  
Register to take part NOW
Email warrington at
Call: 01925 582 829
Christian Aid - East Africa Emergency Appeal.
Help us respond to the food crisis in East Africa. Donate via our website or 
give £5 by texting AFRICA to 70800



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