The Road to Rights is a youth-led voluntary organization established in 2009 in Sri Lanka aimed at supporting and empowering young people through advocacy and the acquirement of new skills, while taking a human rights-based approach towards peace and sustainable development. This initiative all started with Mr. Chaminda, a mail carrier who was inspired by SDG action in his community. Mr. Chaminda decided that while he was distributing post, he would also advocate and mobilize community members to bring educational support to 60 children in Piliyandala, Sri Lanka.
Road to Rights currently operates in 18 countries, with 22 chapters and more than 12,000 volunteers who advocate for a better world. Additionally, they have appointed 200 University Ambassadors in 10 institutions who are contributing their actions towards the realization of the 2030 Agenda. Through grassroots activities, this initiative aims to influence policy and decision makers to place sustainability at the center of their agendas.