Peace building

 

pix-9 In course of time Right Track felt the need of getting involved in promoting peace building process.  In view of the increasing incidences of intolerance across the globe as well as in the sub-continent peace building in the form of cohesiveness, solidarity and fraternity has become an issue where civil society should come forward and join hands in upholding the highest value of humanity.  Organization has represented in several Peace processes held in different countries and contributed positive vibes in having a common platform and enjoying equal dignity irrespective of caste, creed and faith. At present Right Track is an active member of ‘South Asian Fraternity’, ‘Association for Muslim Action Network’, ‘Sanatan Dharma University, Indonesia, (School of Theology)’. Through this network organization has reached thousands of people both in urban and rural areas with different socio-economic status and propagating the message of eternal peace where people can live together with dignity and tranquility.

Urban Poverty

pix-8 Right Track is engaged in addressing the issues of underprivileged and marginalized population living in agglomerations in urban and peri-urban area. People hailing from several parts of the state have gathered in and around the city of Kolkata, majority of them shifted from their origin in search of livelihood opportunity. They are living in extreme poor condition being denied of all sorts of civic amenities. Organization has multiple issue specific interventions addressing this urban poverty through capacity building of both men and women where they can have the ability to raise their voice. Being engaged with different occupational groups who are engaged in several unorganized labour sector organization is working on basic human rights, livelihood delving in the deep-rooted issues in a strategy of bridging the gap between service delivery mechanism and the respective beneficiaries.

Working with homeless population

pix-7 Extreme poverty and dearth need of livelihood compelled lakhs of people to move on to the city of Kolkata. People from rural areas of Bengal and also from adjacent cities started living in different corners without having basic civic amenities. They area living in Govt. land, beside railway tracks, under the bridge, in the pavements and sometimes in Hume pipes. These families are living here for years and sometimes for decades. Organization is rigorously working to ensure their basic rights of life; food, shelter, safe drinking water and necessary entitlements for accessing benefits from different state welfare schemes. Besides organizing regular awareness program among this cross section of population it has arranged several capacity building sessions so that they can raise their voice Infront of the appropriate authority vis a vis concerned departments can be informed and about their living status and become proactive in formulating policies for these homeless population. Organization has facilitated in formation of two people’s alliances namely Maheshtala Nabajagaran Mancha and Kolkata Nabajagaran Mancha. Several consultations and interfaces were arranged with govt. officials where members of these alliances highlighted their status and put demand for their basic rights.

Working with domestic workers

pix-6 Among the urban population of unskilled labour force engaged in several unorganized sectors there are huge number of women who are working as domestic labour in and around the city. They belong to extreme poor families where they are deprived and become victims of domestic violence and other atrocities. They are not safe in their work-place too. They poorly paid, tortured physically, mentally and sometimes become victim of sexual abuse. To uphold their issues and untold stories organization is working to ensure a dignified life of these women both within and outside the family and also at their workplace through arranging dialogues with stake holders, employers, duty-bearers where they shared their situation and approached for having benefits which are due for them. Capacity building sessions with detailing of rights and different schemes were conducted to train them to move forward with their issues and form a consortium which will be engaged in upholding their issues on a larger forum.

Partnerships

pixpartnerships-5 Organization works with the core belief that partnership should be the basic essence of every intervention from micro level to macro level with the philosophy of ‘Leave No One Behind’. It helps in building a strong bonding and transparent understanding with the beneficiaries and donors. This partnership helped the organization in achieving its objectives at optimum level.