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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.