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Awareness Campaign and Advocacy
CIS strives to reflect its precepts in its practice. Its major activity involves campaign against the current mode of industrial development, and developmentality, that dominates the economic thought and lives of peoples around the world.
CIS holds public seminars and informal rural meetings to galvanize local resistance to corporate control over natural resources and to biopiracy of indigenous knowledge systems under the WTO/TRIPS regime.
Basudha organized women from different districts of West Bengal to participate in a Public Hearing on “the Impact of WTO on Women in Agriculture” held on 7 April 2004 in Kolkata by the National Commission for Women and RFSTE, New Delhi [Click to read pp. 152-157 of RFSTE/NCW Report].