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Vigyan’s approach is a mix of rights based (RBA) along with a bit of service delivery to meet the immediate needs of the community. A rights-based approach to development is a framework that integrates the norms, principles, standards and goals of the international human rights system into the plans and processes of development. It is characterized by methods and activities that link the human rights system and its inherent notion of power and struggle with development. A central dynamic of RBA is thus about identifying root causes of poverty, empowering rights-holders to claim their rights and enabling duty-bearers to meet their obligations.

Right-based approaches seek to hold governments and other duty-bearers accountable and encourage rights holder to claim their rights. Demanding accountability does not imply confrontation with the state. RBA also aims to enable duty-bearers to meet their obligations.

Community mobilization and organization:

The core strategy of the organization is mobilizing the community around issues that concern them and empowering them to organize and work towards realization of their rights.

Networking and lobbying with the potential partners:

Our main strategy has been to bring maximum NGOs and peoples organizations working on the same issue on a common platform and initiate collective action.

Networking with the potential stakeholders:

Vigyan has been proactively engaged in networking with the different stakeholders so that a holistic approach is developed and interventions are designed in a participatory way, keeping in view the various aspects of the issue so that integrated solution is worked out.

Promotion of alliances of the most deprived vulnerable communities:

We always promote the inception of poor alliances. Till now we have facilitated formation of CBOs like Dihari Mazdoor Sangathan (Daily Wage earners Association), Patri Dukandar Sangathan (Street Vendors Association), Mahila Mandal, Shehri Gareeb Sangharsh Morcha etc.

Capacity building of the deprived community:

Once the organizations/ alliances are formed, we continuously strive to enhance the capacity of the leaders so that the alliance takes the decisions itself and the policy level issues as well as issues springing up at grass root level are handled by the alliances/ communities themselves. This not only ensures peoples participation but also contributes in the sustainability of these alliances.

Liasioning with the government officials to ensure access to basic amenities/ rights:

The community is encouraged to understand the procedures of different government departments and then apply for the various welfare schemes and facilities like the ration card, voter-card etc by themselves.

Approach and Strategy

Vigyan Foundation has always believed in people centric approach. Our strategies are geared towards enabling the most marginalized have access to rights and entitlements and promoting change makers in the community.