The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS) is the leading survivors organization in Bhopal. Formed in 1986, today it has more than 2000 active members almost all of them women. They hold public meetings every week and organize demonstrations every month. Through their legal and extra-legal initiatives the organization has succeeded in overturning the settlement between Union Carbide and the Indian government, in making monetary relief available to survivors and in quality improvement in government hospitals.
The Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangharsh Morcha (GPNPBSMB) is an organization of gas affected people who give special attention to aged survivors, widows, orphans and others dependent on social security. Women form the majority of their membership of several thousand. They too hold public meetings every week and organize demonstrations.
The Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmachari Sangh (BGPMSKS) is a registered trade union of women survivors who are employed as workers in the making of paper stationery as part of the government's rehabilitation program. It is a small organization with 80 members. At one point in their struggle, members of this organization, many carrying children in their arms, walked all the way to New Delhi (750 kms away) to press for their demands.
The Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti (BGPSSS) is a voluntary, non-governmental organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is a coalition of several environmental, labour, human rights, women's, popular science and other organizations that came together in 1989.
The Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA) is an
effort to provide support to the survivors organizations in their struggle. Formed in 1986 the organization continues to work on documentation of medical and environmental effects legal interventions against Union Carbide and the government as well as disseminating information on the continuing disaster in Bhopal.
Greenpeace, an international environmental organization, assisted in the recent analysis of samples of ground water and soil from in and around the site of the Union Carbide factory. They also launched the "No More Bhopals" international campaign in the run up to the anniversary.
This part of the site is under construction, we will be posting information on other participating organisations soon.