Wada Na Todo Abhiyan initiated a nationwide process to make People’s Manifesto with consultation from the people at grass root to reflect their aspirations and demands at national level.
Wider Civil Society organizations formed a ‘National Platform on People’s Manifesto’ and came up with a People’s Manifesto through wider consultations with general public at large by holding direct meetings, signature campaigns, and social media interactions. The manifesto reflects the demands and aspirations of the marginalized and the poor sections living across the country.
Through direct and indirect involvement, the manifesto by the CSOs took inputs from about 16 lakh people in 250 parliamentary constituencies in 24 states. (See details in annexure- 1) In the process, several civil society organisations, people’s networks, women’s organisations, trade unions, student groups, dalit and tribal groups, youth groups, organizations working on children and many other networks representing various marginalized sections contributed to this massive mobilization and participatory discussion. The partners of wider network are: Alliance for Right to Early Childhood Development, Campaign against declining child sex ratio, Child Rights Coalition, CASA, CRY, Indian Social Institute, National Adivasi Solidarity Council, NCDHR, Nine is Mine, OXFAM India, PACS, RTE Forum, Save the Children, Youth- unManifesto, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, World Vision.
Nine Is Mine is a participatory children’s campaign to demand their right to basic health and quality education. This initiative of Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA), a national campaign to hold the government accountable to its promise to end poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, is being led by children, schools, communities and organizations across all states and Union Territories of India. The purpose of NINE IS MINE is to place children from across the country at the center of the promotional effort – speaking in one voice to demand for 9% of the Gross domestic product (GDP) to be committed to health and education.