human solidarity

December 20 - International Human Solidarity Day
Venue: Bangalore

Organised by UNITES Professionals in cooperation with Paycheck India Project At IIM-A, ITUC, UNI, and WageIndicator Foundation

20th December International Human Solidarity day

On the event of International Human Solidarity Day, Decisions for Life team had visited NGOs in Bangalore to create awareness about the project. None of them had organized any events on the particular day.


International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.


On this day, governments of member nations of UN are reminded of their commitments towards international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty. 


Background of the day:


Solidarity refers to a union of interests, purposes or sympathies among members of a group. In the Millennium Declaration world leaders agreed that solidarity was a value that was important to international relations in the 21st century. In light of globalization and growing inequality, the UN realized that strong international solidarity and cooperation was needed to achieve its Millennium Development Goals. The UN was formed on the idea of unity and harmony through the concept of collective security that relies on its members' solidarity to unite for international peace and security.


On December 22, 2005, the UN General Assembly proclaimed that International Solidarity Day would take place on December 20 each year. The event aimed to raise people's awareness on the importance of advancing the international development agenda and promoting global understanding of the value of human solidarity. The assembly felt that the promotion of a culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing was important in combating poverty.


Visits to NGOs

1. Stree Jagruti Samiti

#1863, Southend ‘c’ cross, Jayanagar 9th block, Bangalore - 69


Contact Person: Ms. Geeta


About the Organization: This is a 17 years old organization, which works with unorganized sectors in the industry. It mainly deals with domestic violence, individual family problems and community issues.


Activity: Discussion started with explaining the vision and mission of the project. She showed interest in participating in upcoming events and to guide us in all aspects for the project.


2. AWAKE (Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka)

# B-76, KSSIDC Industrial Estate, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore-10


Contact Person: Sukumar


About the Organization: It is a 26 years old organization which aims to develop entrepreneurship amongst women of Karnataka and thereby empower them to join the economic mainstream.


Activity: As the director was not in town, interaction did not happen. The information booklet of Decisions for Life project was handed over to the office.


3. Domestic workers Union

#503, Usha Kiran, 25, Haudin Rd, Ulsoor, Bangalore - 42


Contact Person: Ms. Geeta Menon


About the Organization: It is a 4 years old organization working for the rights of domestic workers and they want to create Identity for these workers as they are looked down upon and their work conditions are bad.


Activity: Project concepts notes and contacts were given.

Visit to these NGOs gave us the idea of there working for the society. Interacting with these organizations helped in creating awareness about the Decisions for Life project objectives supplementing our efforts to reach out to working women.