A Grassroots Manifesto
DEPDC/GMS is proud to work at the local level, where we directly benefit target groups of victims and people at risk for trafficking and exploitation. What makes grassroots work so important?
- Are built on local participation;
- Understand and incorporate the culture and language of affected communities;
- Empower people in the community to manage the projects, rather than relying on outside experts;
- Recognize social factors which pose obstacles to serving the most vulnerable groups (such as gender, religion, nationality, or ethnic minority background);
- Involve the people impacted by the project—children, youth, and members of marginalized communities—in all phases of planning and decision-making; and
- Work in partnership with both civil society and government sectors to meet the project goals.