Grassroot Shillong

WORKING WITH COMMUNITIES, GOVERNMENT, CIVIL SOCIETIES AND LIKEMINDED INDIVIDUALS TO EMPOWER THE OPPRESSED/MARGINALIZED TO ENHANCE AND ACHIEVE THEIR RIGHTS SOCIALLY, POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY.

Our Values

Making a Difference

Coaching and Mentorship

Empathy

“RESPONSIBILITY AND POWER OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND THE COMMUNITY”

OUr story

We come to work every day because we believe in “equal accessibility, responsibility and opportunities for everyone”

In the next 3 years, we shall create accessibility and opportunities sustained.

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE DAY

SPEAK OUT

Speak out is our recent campaign to raise the voices of both men and women against any form of violence “SPEAKOUT”

Grassroot Relief

‘GRASSROOT’

‘GRASSROOT’ evolved in the year 2007 when we realized that our people’s rights are being taken for granted. Grassroot was started with a Rights-Based Approach to empower communities of their rights and create a sense of responsibility and Dignity. An example of such was the realization of a faulty PDS in Sonidan Village, Ri Bhoi District where women’s groups’ actively advocated for equal and quality distribution of their necessities. When the supplier was found to be corrupted, they took over the PDS in the village ensuring each household received their entitlements.

We continued working in East Khasi Hills with the reproductive health and rights where women were empowered to say NO to marital rape, and yes to their reproductive rights. During the course of our work, we went on to realise that without economic empowerment; a woman especially cannot be fully equipped. In Grassroot, we believe that without food on the table, no programmes or milestone can be achieved. Hence, we started exploring avenues to engage them in traditional activities through enhanced training and value addition to the existing skills and resources they have.

Through a Rights-Based Approach we analyse inequalities and tackle discriminatory practices and unjust distributions of power that impede and undercut human rights and indigenous rights. Our projects and programmes at Grassroot are anchored in a system of rights created to promote sustainability, empowering people especially the most marginalized to participate in policy formulation and hold accountable those who have a duty to act.

OBJECTIVES

• CULTURE AND TRADITION

• YOUTHS

• LIVELIHOOD

• ADVOCACY

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