About the campaign

India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world at present but are we ignoring our future already? As rapidly as we are advancing in science and technology, it is heartbreaking that 8.4 crore children (aged between 5-17 years) in India do not got to school & 39 children (per 1000 live births) die before they could even start school (5 years).

#YesDemocracy is a joint initiative of Oxfam India and civil society organisations and networks like the RTE (Right to Education) Forum. Through this campaign, we demand access to free & quality education and healthcare for all, irrespective of their socio-economic background. THIS IS THE REAL TEST OF DEMOCRACY!

This is your chance to be a part of India’s future. Join Now!


We are running out of time!

Though the agenda for the first 100 days for Modi 2.0 is to focus on uplifting the economy, Oxfam India urges those in power to revisit the burning issues that the nation faces today through their #YesDemocracy Campaign.


  • India accounts for 17% of global maternal death
  • More than a third of India’s children are stunted
  • The number of children who suffer from acute starvation has risen to about 21% in recent years
  • There is one government hospital for every 90,343 people
  • There is one government doctor for every 10,189 people
  • There is only one hospital bed for every 2,046 people
  • India is in the top few countries with the lowest health expenditure in the world, despite facing severe health challenges

Oxfam India is asking the government to provide for a robust healthcare system in India. We need an answer by 7 September 2019. Are you with us?


  • India’s literacy rate is 74.04%, which is below the average literacy rate of the world i.e. 86%
  • India has the largest population of 287 million illiterate adults in the world; this accounts to 37% of the global total
  • India is ranked at 123 out of 135 countries in female literacy rate
  • Only 74% of children get themselves enrolled in class 7; others drop out after completing class 6
  • Over 30% of girl students drop out of school by class 9

Oxfam India urges the government to ensure a holistic education system in India. We need an answer by 7 September 2019. Are you with us?

Together, we will make it happen!
Campaign goals-
  • To receive a satisfying strategy plan on our key asks and recommendations by (expected date)
  • To know the progress made so far by those who won in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
  • Work with the government and policymakers on way forward
  • To confirm that we are at least headed towards ensuring and implementing a robust healthcare and education framework in India

This can all be achieved with your support.

Say Yes to the real test of democracy and share with your family and friends on why free and quality Education and Healthcare for all is so important.

Pledge to make Education and Health the focus for 2019 elections and beyond.

Personal stories



A day in the life of a 16-year-old Rani