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ABOUT WADA NA TODO ABHIYAN

Wada Na Todo Abhiyan(Don't break your promise) is a national campaign of 3500 CSOs to hold the government accountable for its promise to end Poverty, Social Exclusion & Discrimination. Wada Na Todo Abhiyan emerged from the consensus among human rights activists and social action groups who were part of the World Social Forum 2004 (Mumbai), aimed to create an environment through forceful, focused and concerted effort and try to make a difference in India where one-fourth of the world poor exist and they continuously experience intense deprivation from opportunities to learn, live and work in dignity.

WNTA actively monitors the promises made by the government to meet the objectives set in the UN Millennium Declaration (2000), the National Development Goals and now the Sustainable Development Goals-2030 with a special focus on the Right to Livelihood, Health & Education. We work to ensure that the concerns and aspirations of the socially excluded communities (SECs) Dalits, Adivasis, Nomadic Tribes, Women, Children, Youth and the Persons with Disabilities are mainstreamed across programmes, policies and development goals of the central and state governments. It also reviews the performance of the government and prepares people's manifesto.

WNTA is a non-partisan campaign having no affiliation to any political party. It believes that scope of involvement of a citizen should go much beyond from being a passive voter to be an active participant in various processes of democracy. Preparation of people's manifesto is a pro-active engagement of citizen in the electioneering process by which it influences the manifesto-making process of different political parties. In 2009 and 2014, WNTA had undertaken similar exercises, which were path-breaking and made by the people, for the future of India. Past experiences suggest that many of the parties took a keen interest in the final people's charter and did accommodate them in their own list of electoral promises. Food rights, rights to education are some of such people's aspirations which found a place in party manifestos.