In 2005 the Right to Information Act was brought into force across India. Government Officials had 120 days from the commencement of the Act to make information public on the roles and duties of all their employees.
Women often feel intimidated to make a Right to Information request alone. However, through acting collectively, in solidarity with other members of their community, they gain confidence and achieve results. By collectively filing Right to Information requests, women – and men – are holding local officials to account, in order to access the services they are entitled to. Below are four examples of the successes of collective action of participants in the Women’s Transformative Leadership Project.