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From Labour Rights to Citizen Participation - the first 16 days of May Mobilisations

01 May - Socially Excluded Groups and Labour Rights

Lead by the GCAP Socially Excluded Task Force the day saw women and men workers from dalit, adivasis and other excluded communities across India take to the streets to demand decent work and a dignified wage.  People on the ground and online created a unified chain linking fingers and calling for an ambitious SDG to stop discrimination and ensure equality in work spaces, dignified work and a decent wage for all by 2030.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actions also took place in Ghana, Pakistan, Kenya and Costa Rica Very exciting news came from action/2015 Kenya where the President agreed on a 12% Pay Increase for workers!

“The present system of governance has made labourer and working class vulnerable even though the wealth of the nation was built on the theft of their land and from their work in the farms, mines and factories,” said Kenneth Amoateng of GCAP Ghana during a mobilisation event in Accra, “The time has come for politicians to talk to the labourer and working class openly and honestly to ensure the enhancement of the dignity of the Ghanaian labour force.”

The Elephant is Waiting!



GCAP Europe prepares for the action/2015 stunt on Tuesday, 26 May at 12pm, at the Schuman Roundabout in Brussels. Join us! 

In our Financing for Development campaign, we are fighting for different issues such as tax justice for transnational companies. At this moment, it is crucial to ask the EU to keep commitments for more and better aid by 2020. The EU might drop them. The Elephant in the room is waiting at the GCAP Office in Brussels to walk to the EU. Please join the protest of the Elephant in the room in Brussels and around the world!

Launch of action/2015!

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015 (in addition to GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP) - on the streets and on social media.

30 GCAP National Coalitions participated in the launch of action/2015. Also GCAP Europe, the Global Secretariat and Council, the Feminist Task Force and the Socially Excluded Task Force of GCAP launched action/2015 - on the streets and on social media.

Action/2015 - Launching Today

BE PART OF THE ACTION! 
 
We are launching the action/2015 campaign today! Across the globe, in some 50 countries - from Nicaragua to Indonesia to Tanzania - GCAP National Coalitions and Task Forces together with other civil society activists launch action/2015 to end poverty, inequalities and climate change. 
 
  • Join the digital launch with GCAP on twitter on 15th January from 2:30-3:00 GMT for a discussion of 15 solutions for 2015.  Bring your questions, answers, comments and share with your coalitions, organisations, friends, family and colleagues. 
  • Use the #action2015 and help us Tweet about how to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Mutual Accountability: Data on its own is not enough

Numbers on their own are not enough.

As Post-2015 deliberations focus on a Data 'Revolution', GCAP is leading an effort to remind leaders that data gathering and analysis must be grounded in transparency, freedom of speech and mutual accountability.

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"It is critical to involve people living with hunger and in poverty in the governance and decision-making processes," Paul Zeist testified before the United Nations, "so their perspectives are used to improve policies, programmes and mutual accountability.  If citizens are enabled to pay attention, respond, engage and take responsibility and action, then everyone can be empowered to foster an enabling environment for accelerating impact."  

Land Rights Now!

Some 10,000 Dalits and Adivasis – Indians who are marginalised and socially-excluded due to caste and ethnicity – have rallied in the Umariya district of Madhya Pradesh, India to demand land for the landless.

Dalits and indigenous Adivasis account for more than 36% of the population in Madhya Pradesh, but they own just 3.6% of the land. Nationally, none of the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved for these groups, which account for some 300 million people or more than a quarter of India's population.

At rallies on 6 October and 15 October, participants demanded that the government provide five acres of property to landless women and families. They are also calling on officials to place the land titles in the women's names.

On 15 October, the International Day of Rural Women, activists also met with goverment ministers in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand to present their petitions for land rights.

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