Right to be heard – voices for choices

Nuzhat Ansari driving her bullock cart as part of a small farmer rally in Biona Ranja village, Uttar Pradesh, India

In order to have any kind of influence over any kind of change, you need a voice

One of the most effective ways to reduce poverty is to support poor people in demanding their fair share, participating in the political decisions that affect them, and claiming their rights.

That takes a safe environment for speaking out, access to good information, and the chance to stand alongside others to make yourself heard.

All our work uses a rights-based approach – empowering people to exercise their own rights is the best way to wellbeing and a good livelihood.