The right to be free from hunger and malnutrition is a fundamental human right of every woman, man, youth and child. The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed that
"everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family including
FIAN West Bengal - a new school of human rights
An affiliated section of
Food First Information and Action Network
(FIAN), an International Human Rights Organisation based in Germany and working towards ensuring right to food-worldwide FIAN WB was established in the year 1991 by eminent social activists, human rights activists and others The section presently covers West Bengal and neighbouring states in eastern India. Read More about Fian
FIAN Success Stories
FIAN West Bengal successfully intervened
in Bhograi, Baliapal, Orissa when villages faced threats of eviction due to the plan of the government to build a missile base
there. The intervention was a great success as the government was forced to drop the plan.
In India, the food situation is appalling: Nearly half of all Indian children are undernourished, half of all adult women are
and more than one third have a body mass index
which shows chronic energy deficiency. In
international perspective, India is one of the
most undernourished countries in the world..