Action/2015 India, which happens to be a part of "action/2015"--one of the world's largest civil society campaigns, has launched a signature campaign across 15 states, providing members of the grassroots community a platform to unite and engage with the government and present their specific demands along with a united call to 'Finance Our Future'.
As part of the signature campaign, its participants hold the government accountable to the slogan "Our Money, Our Future, Your Duty" and demanding a higher GDP share investment towards the citizens' human rights and development.
action/2015 is leading several public actions in India and worldwide, urging government leaders to use Financing for Development Summit to tackle tax injustice, fund fairly with a focus on the poor and marginalised, and honour their aid commitments.
action/2015 had observed 11 July as the Global Day of Action. On the occasion, the campaign's Indian partners NACDOR/SETF organised a colourful cultural event "Sadda Haq Ethe Rakh" at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
The event brought together youth and children from excluded and marginalised communities. Through dance, music and art, the young artists expressed their concern on the importance of sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the necessity to increase the budgetary allocation to warrant a more inclusive world with equal opportunities, equal education, zero malnutrition and better social service for all.
NACDOR/SETF will also be organising various public actions in over 11 states and 30 districts of India to showcase its demand for a better future.
The campaign with culminate with the signed banners, along with specific demands, being handed over to the state finance ministries and district collectors. Later, a comprehensive national total of signatures and summary of demands will be handed over to the Union finance ministry.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is also a part of the campaign. "Leaders of the 21st century must deliver on their promises to invest in the future and start investing in books, education and hope, rather than in weapons, war and conflicts," she said recently.