India – Ensuring the dignity and rights of the marginalized

Building Lok Manch (Peoples’ Forum) is an initiative of Jesuit social centers in India to ensure dignity and rights of the marginalized at the national level. They are a partnership of 100 Organizations (50 Jesuit and 50 lay organizations) enhancing access to entitlements provided by National Acts such as National food security Act and Water, sanitation and hygiene. They will mobilize 300,000 households, and capacitate around 5,500 local leaders in 13 States (involving 15 Jesuit provinces in India). On 18-21 September 2015, all the Social Action Coordinators met at Mumbai to discuss the details of the initiative. They were able to bring in more clarity and workout different ways and means of implementing Building Lok Manch in the most effective way.