The National Association of Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) as a national umbrella body has joint hands with key technical and development partners like CIVICUS and UNDP in to roll out the Leave No One Behind campaign to achieve the objectives identified.
The Leave No One Behind commitment underpins the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals SDGs). The universal commitment that is spearheaded by the SDGs help to ensure those experiencing the worst forms of poverty, marginalization and discrimination receive priority attention and access to the resources and programs being mobilized by the global goals. The Leave No One Behind commitment will be the overarching means for evaluating the implementation of the goals.
The objective of the initiative is to:
- Examine: Provide new data on who is at risk of being left behind, why and where
- Engage: Tell the stories of those being left behind to people around the world, including civil society and world leaders
- Empower: Work with partners in communities around the world to build local voices for goal action & accountability.
The project targets groups of people that are being left behind and these vary widely across and within countries. Some of the most susceptible groups to high levels of inequality and discrimination include:
- Girls and women
- Children and young people
- People with disabilities
- Ethnic and religious minority groups
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people
- Rural communities
- Refugees and Migrants
The key questions informing the concepts are:Which groups of people do you feel face the highest levels of inequality in your community?
Which groups live without or are being denied basic resources?
Which groups face the highest levels of discrimination and exclusion?
What are the primary socio-economic factors that contribute to the marginalization of people in your community?
NANGO has created platforms, to gather the views and aspirations of the marginalised communities, through organising the national dialogue and community based initiatives targeting the marginalised communities.