Human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Every person has a fundamental right to life with dignity and a right to those things required for human decency - starting with food, shelter, clothing, employment, health care, education and finally the necessary social services in cases of sickness, inability to work, widowhood, old age, unemployment, or in any other case in which one is deprived of the means of subsistence through no fault of one's own.
The moral test of a society is how it treats its most vulnerable members. The poor have the most urgent moral claim on the conscience of the nation. We are called to look at public policy decisions in terms of how they affect the poor. The "option for the poor," is not an adversarial slogan that pits one group or class against another. Rather it states that the deprivation and powerlessness of the poor wounds the whole community. The option for the poor is an essential part of society's effort to achieve the common good. A healthy community can be achieved only if its members give special attention to those with special needs, to those who are poor and on the margins of society.
VIKALP'S 10 Points Programs are designed for help to access "Right to life with dignity", Article 21 of the Indian Constitution to the marginalized people specially Dalit, Tribal, Women and Children.
Right to Work: awareness and implementation support of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).
Right to Food: awareness and implementation support about the rights under Public Distribution System and campaigning for right to food act.
Right over Natural Resources: awareness and implementation of PESA and FRA, helps to establish Self Governance in Villages.
Right to Information: awareness people about the right to information and make government machinery accountable.
Right to Education: awareness people specially children about the right to education and helps to access better education system, facilities and qualitative education in their villages.
Right to Constitutional Remedies: The right to move the Hon'ble Court by appropriate proceedings for the enforcement of the rights conferred by Constitution is guaranteed.
VIKALP helps to access basic human decent life to each and everyone, specially Dalit, Tribal and marginalized people by providing awareness, implementation support, legal guidance, legal aid and initiation and strengthening the people's organization.