Nazdeek and the International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) released “SMS for Justice: Women Demand Access to Vital Services in Delhi” – a publication based on a community-reporting project that enables women living in Delhi’s slums and resettlement colonies to become leaders in their communities by identifying, monitoring, and reporting rights violations.
The report is a culmination of data and findings from the SMS for Justice Project implemented across two Delhi communities over a three month period, and highlights key issues faced by women in poor income areas, such as poor access to health care, adequate housing, food and nutrition, and water and sanitation.
Upon the report’s release, Nazdeek and paralegals from both communities met with at least 20 government officials to share the data, findings, and key actionable recommendations from the report. In these discussions, government officials agreed to join community meetings with residents, allocate space for additional service facilities, and incorporate recommendations from the report into their own recommendations to other government agencies. The report and these meetings have provided an opportunity for stronger relationships between community members and relevant government officials.