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About Ashray Adhikar Abhiyan
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan emerged from a Planning Commission meeting held on 19th November 1999 attended by the group of concerned individuals from the Government and Civil Society who came together to address the problems of Homeless people of Delhi. It was noticed by the group that there are many voluntary organizations, who are working on the Slums issues and very few working for the homeless people.
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan has adopted a rights based approach (drawing from the Constitution of India and UN conventions and covenants of which India is a signatory) and takes as its foundation the need to promote and protect the human rights of the homeless. Aashray Adhikar Abhiyanâ€™s primary goal is the empowerment of the homeless and the strengthening of their capacity to fight for their own rights.
Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan also seeks to increase the accountability of public institutions to ALL citizens.The programme which took off in May 2000, is run by a core team of 11 professionals with varied backgrounds in sociology, geography, social work, planning, political science, law and lived experience. The programme is supported by approximately 60 community workers at the field level. Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan is funded by ActionAid India
- Creating warmth and hope(Shelters in cities like Delhi are gearing up to provide the homeless some respite from the biting cold and give some street children a chance to dream)livemint.com
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