Roots for Equity
Roots for Equity was formed in 1997 and formally registered in 2000. The organization works with the most vulnerable, marginalized communities that include small and landless farmers, women and religious minorities in the rural and urban sector. We believe that a genuine democratic base is essential for the social and economic development of the country.
The Covid-19 pandemic has not only exposed the ineffectiveness of the capitalist system to deal with a crisis but also its criminal tendency to disregard hunger and impoverishment suffered by the masses at this critical juncture, prioritizing profits over people. Further, the imperialist anti-labor policies have also been well exposed. Neoliberal policies have bereft nation-states of financial, material and human resources, are helpless to stop the disease and look after the needs of the people.
Women hold equal rights to men in society and these should be upheld at all times. It is for workers’ and farmers’ movements to ensure that women hold command space in forcing movements forward in our fight against exploitation and oppression embedded in patriarchy, feudalism and capitalism.