Envisioning an equal participation, SOIR-IM’s work in India along with its partners address multi-faceted development issues to ensure social and economic inclusion of the marginalised, women and youth, particularly living in rural areas.
SOIR-IM believes that all individuals have the right to participate and be given an opportunity to be an equal member of society. All rights holders have the universal right to not be discriminated or ignored.
SOIR-IM is working closely with partner ecosystem to build the capacities of the socially excluded groups (women, Dalits, Scheduled Castes, tribals, disabled and artisans) to avail opportunities and help them advance in their lives. Together with duty bearers, we focus on people to claim and defend their own right to social inclusion, and also work with those who don’t have the opportunity to make their own voice heard.
We believe that investing in individuals’ economic inclusion will drive future innovation and sustainable development forward. For us, it is important to invest in women’s economic inclusion since it leads to gender equality and positive impact for the whole household.
Economic inclusion is about giving marginalized women, youth and groups the means to be in control of their own economic life and helping them improve their economic situation while at the same time improve their status.
Together with our partners, SOIR-IM develops skill encouraging more women and youth to take training on product diversification, quality enhancement and employment by linking them with schemes and institutions.
Opportunity to make their own voice heard and secure fair price with good working conditions.
SOIR-IM empowers the marginalized groups to be in control of their own economic life and helping them improve their economic situation. Emphasis is given on developing their skills for employment and increasing access to capital, productive resources and technology and market, build bargaining skills, etc. In addition, efforts are made to link them to other financial institutions and government schemes to widen their options for sustainable income enhancement.
SOIR-IM works together with local partners and emphasizes on their capacity building enabling them to play their role more effectively and reach the people in need more efficiently. Partners are capacitated in developing strategies and building effective internal system to ensure transparency and accountability. SOIR-IM strengthens civil societies by connecting like-minded organizations to various networks with an accountability framework as well as support alliances, existing networks/and or platform to advocate for an enabling environment.
We believe that working with fair trade principles is a way to strengthen the rights of marginalized producers and that economic growth should support sustainable production and consumption. We also believe that investing in individuals’ economic inclusion will drive future innovation and sustainable development forward. For us, it is important to invest in women’s economic inclusion since it leads to gender equality and positive side-effects for the whole household.