Schemes and Services for Women's Economic Empowerment

5 August 2016

Right to information acts serve to empower citizens, promote transparency and accountability, and therefore contributing to democratic governance. Access to information is commonly taken as a measure of a country’s freedom and openness, in addition to being used as a tool to address corruption and the misconduct of public bodies. It is often seen as the prerequisite or foundation for enjoyment of other human rights, including basic socio-economic and political rights, as evident from the United Nations General Assembly Resolution adopted in 1946, which states: “Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and is the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the UN is consecrated.” Yet, insufficient attention has been paid to the role that information and access to it can play in efforts to address challenges faced by vulnerable, marginalized or disadvantaged sections of the population.


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