SMS for Justice

Nazdeek and the International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) released “SMS for Justice: Women Demand Access to Vital Services in Delhi” – a report based on a unique 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 from 18 December, 2016 through 15 March, 2017, and highlights key issues faced by women in poor income areas, specifically in one resettlement colony, Rajiv Ratan Awas Yojana (RRAY), Baprola, and one Jhuggi Jhopri Cluster, Bhim Nagar, Nangloi.

Based on the 163 verified rights violations in RRAY and 59 in Bhim Nagar reported by community paralegals, the report provides actionable recommendations for various government agencies in Delhi for improving the delivery of basic services related to healthcare, food and nutrition, housing, and water and sanitation. Improving access to these essential services is likely to have positive effects for expecting and new mothers, as these services are underlying determinants of good health during motherhood and infancy.

Read the full report.