PROMOTING ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
I got married very young. I didn’t know that women could sit and talk to people the way that
we are doing right now. We had shadows in our eyes. But now we talk even to local
authorities, and even to the military. The female member of a Community Protection Committee in Kalega, Eastern Congo
It seemed a distant dream for bureaucrats, media and even civil society, that communities
could negotiate and get CFR [Community Forest Rights] titles over hundreds of hectares of
land in Chhattisgarh.