Gladson Dungdung is a Human Rights Activist. He comes from the Indigenous community of Jharkhand. His family was displaced during the construction of Kelaghagh Dam, Simdega and after a long struggle he was able to complete the Post Graduate in Human Rights from IIHR, New Delhi and 18 months Internship Programme in Public Advocacy from the National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune.
He is associated with the various organizations, campaigns and movements in India including Jharkhand Indigenous People’s Forum, CREJ Jan Mukti Andolan, Land Rights Campaign of Ekta Parishad, Save the Forest Movement and Campaign against Torture of People’s Watch. He has under taken the Fact Finding Mission of 450 cases of Police Atrocities and Human Rights violation. He has trained 2000 professionals on Human Rights including Police Officers, Lawyers, Journalists, Teachers, Doctors, Psychiatrists, Elected Representatives and Social Activists.
Gladson has written extensively on the issues of Indigenous’ Rights, Human Rights, and Communalism including a research paper on the ‘impact of the Forest Policies on Adivasis of Orissa’. His areas of interest include Indigenous’ rights, advocacy, human rights, policy formation & implementation and strategic planning & campaign. He is the founder Secretary of ‘Navjeevan Foundation’, an organisation works with abandoned children, tribals, dalits, women and rickshaw-pullers in Jharkhand.
He writes regularly for the Daily Newspapers, Weeklies and Journals on the issues of indigenous people’s rights, human rights and social change. He is a regular contributor to the Tehelka (English) and Tarang Bharti (Hindi). His articles are also carried out by the leading News papers of Jhakhand including Prabhat Khabar, Dainik Jagran and Ranchi Express.