Fundraiser for Manipur

Monday 8 july 2024, Dinner with other indias – fundraiser for Manipur. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

For more than 14 months, the state of Manipur in the northeast of India has been shaken by unprecedented violence between the Meitei and Kuki-Zo communities, leading to hundreds of killings, waves of internal displacement and the rise of armed militias. Like much of the rest of Northeast India, the world has barely taken any notice of Manipur. Far from being an ethnic conflict, the disturbing developments in Manipur have everything to do with longstanding cross- border resource extraction battles, land struggles, the destruction of a unique highland ecology and the politics of wilful abandonment and neglect.

As the violence in Manipur escalated, multiple shocking reports of sexual violence against indigenous women of the state have surfaced. Join us to raise funds for a brave group of young women who have been supporting relief efforts in Manipur since May 2023. The Young Tribal Women’s Network (YTWN) is a community-led initiative of over 30 women from Manipur and its neighbouring states, who are currently residing or working outside the region. YTWN works to provide food rations, medical and financial assistance, along with other essential aid to those affected by violence. They also assist displaced students to continue their education by gaining admissions to government schools in the capital city of Delhi. See more about their work here.

other indias [] is a socio-political and cultural collective in the making for movements, experiences and voices that are generous to the cause of collective liberation in/of the Indian sub-continent* and its people. We are a small group of volunteers based in the Netherlands working to find ways to care for each other better; despite our differences, because of our differences. […Lees verder]