Wada Na Todo, a national campaign to hold the government accountable to its promise to end Poverty, Social Exclusion & Discrimination, held its 3rd National Women’s Tribunal Against Poverty on 19th and 20th November, 2010.
It was the culmination of the State Tribunals held in 8 states across India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand) in the month of August and September 2010. Participants included women from diverse categories- Dalits, Tribals, Minorities, single women, women from urban slums and importantly, the Transgenders.
The 11th Five year plan has recognized that women are not a homogeneous group and gender relations and categories of social exclusion often intersect. With this context, women representing most excluded groups (caste, religion and ethnicity as well as geographical locations) voiced their experiences in the context of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), specially
- Reduction in social, economic and political disparities,
- Access to comprehensive health services (including maternal and infant health care services)
- Universal Access to Quality Education