Misaal seeks to strengthen civil society among poor minorities and other deprived groups in the poorest parts of India, to enable communities better to access justice and rights, and encourage inter-group dialogue and understanding, founded on notions of justice, equality and pluralism.
Misaal will incubate and support:
– Grassroots activists working on access to entitlements, services and opportunities for the marginalised, and fostering inter-group dialogue.
– Regional and national platforms and alliances of the poor, for policy advocacy around participatory governance.
– National-level resource centre for capacity development, partnership building, and research, advocacy and knowledge sharing on the remit of Misaal.
The change we hope to see is:
Greater awareness, organization, and capacity among poorer minorities and other excluded groups, and activists, organization and alliances working with them, promoting pro-poor, gender-friendly and progressive attitudes and practices within the community; and better access of the excluded groups to pro-poor laws, services, and programs
Strengthened mixed-group mobilization and capacity, at local level, around pluralistic values, tolerance of diversity and minority rights.