Policy Advocacy and Campaigns towards Responsive Governance

  • YRA India
  • November 22, 2017


The interventions under Responsive Governance towards Human Rights are undertaken with the following principles in mind:

  • India is a welfare state and the Government of India is responsible for the care and well-being of its citizens. India being a democratic state, the chosen representatives are accountable and answerable to the people they serve.
  • It is seen that though the Government makes efforts to come out with schemes and policies for the benefits of its people, the implementation of these schemes and services fails to help the deprived and poor sections of the population.
  • At the grassroots level, it is seen that people are not even aware of the basic rights and amenities applicable to them. Therefore, they are not in a position to demand that these services be made accessible and available. Thus, it is seen that there is a major lack of awareness and information amongst the masses.
  • In order to take the voices of the grassroots to the government officials, it is essential that people come together collectively and raise their issues and concerns so that their problems are duly noted and acted upon. Therefore, mass mobilization activities are a must to reach out to the government officials.
  • The concept of decentralization has been applied in our country. However, it is seen that the power still does not completely lie at the district and the village levels. It is essential that the people participate in the political process for their own benefits.

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