Building strong societies
Employing a rights-based approach, we work to ensure that the voices of the poor are heard, and that their rights are realised. To achieve this, we work to strengthen civil society and the public sector.
Building strong societies through strengthened civil society mechanisms is a key approach to uplifting the rural poor through rights-based development.
Village-level community structures are built up and the community themselves are helped to play a lead role in advocating for their basic needs such as obtaining government services from their duty bearers.
Establishing sustainable community structures that can empower communities to claim their rights is central to Strømme Foundation's efforts of building a strong civil society.
In the Asia region, the strengthening of community structures has played an integral role in the empowerment of self-help groups (SHGs), self-reliant groups (SRGs), and community-based organizations (CBOs), who have taken a lead role in advocating with authorities and bringing government services to the community, especially during the COVID-19 period.
The positive coming together of groups to successfully advocate for their rights and entitlements is a key achievement under our intervention areas.