The Leave No One Behind coalition in India is headed by the national campaign Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, a platform that brings together 4.000+ civil society organisations across India.
Current members (October 2020) are:
- Amnesty International India
- Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion – CSEI
- Human Rights Advocacy and Research Foundation – HRF
- Islamic Relief Worldwide
- Life Education and Development Society – LEADS
- Oxfam India
- Save the Children India
- Sightsavers India
- Wada Na Todo Abhiyan – WNTA (Lead)
- World Vision India
- Youth United for Voluntary Action – YUVA
The country coalition has delivered a project pilot between 2018 and 2019, focussing on 20 social groups including: scheduled and vulnerable caste and tribe communities; nomadic tribes; vulnerable children, young people and elderly; transgender people; bonded labourers; urban poor; fisherfolk; people with disabilities; religious minorities and vulnerable women. Target SDGs were SDG 1-8, 10, 11 and 16.
The scaled up project will be conducted between 2020 and 2022, with a cross-SDG focus and special emphasis on SDGs 5, 10 and 16. Goal is to empower local civil society and socially excluded vulnerable (SEV) communities to achieve critical SDGs through evidence-based advocacy. The project will reach about 3000 people across 6 states (additional funding needed to increase scale).