There are many Community Led Organizations (CLOs) headed by passionate leaders working tirelessly for the cause of social inclusion. Many of these organizations have managed to address and position critical community issues in the mainstream. While others continue to face internal and external barriers, often related to organizational capacity which limit their reach and impact.
Oxfam India in partnership with Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI) and Praxis supports 56 Community Led Organisations (CLOs) run by Tribal, Dalit and Muslims across six states of India to enable them to play a more influential role. ‘By the People’ project helps the marginalized communities fight socio economic exclusion and demand their rights.
Identifying the capacity issues faced by the marginalized communities, ‘By the people’ supports the CLOs through technical and capacity building.
Using training manuals, workshops, consultations and other tools, this project aims to enhance the participation of organizations in local and national level development process.
Key objectives include:
Key result areas are:
Social inclusion is an emerging theme within Oxfam India. Under the theme, ‘By the People’ - a consortia based project supported by the European Union. Our work enables socially-excluded communities, such as Dalits, tribals and Muslims – particularly women – to exercise their rights of citizenship and live a life with dignity, free from discrimination.