|WADA NA TODO ABHIYAN (Keep Your Promises Campaign)
Global call for Action Against Poverty
A massive campaign against poverty has been initiated by civil societies worldwide to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Internationally, civil societies run this movement as the Global Call for Action against Poverty (GCAP). A similar process called Wada Na Todo has been launched in India.
In India the campaign aims to make the government accountable for the promises it has made in the Constitution, Five-Year Plans, and Common Minimum Programmes and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) declaration. CYSD, as one of the core team members of this campaign, has provided support to facilitate this campaign at the national level.
As in many other states, civil society organisations (CSOs) in Odisha, including CYSD, have taken the initiative to hold state level consultations for the campaign's cause. Solidarity for the fight against poverty was expressed in the state through participation in the People's Summit, organised in New Delhi and the launch of a white band initiative.