We believe that our vision of a fairer and gender equal world can only be achieved when we work effectively with other crucial stakeholders thereby we endorse for aligned partnership for collective value creation.
aaina envisages an inclusive society where each person has an identity, independence and exercise his/her rights with dignity and equality especially persons with disability, women, children and other excluded groups. It Commits to promote gender equality & justice and empowerment of women in all spheres of life by facilitating appropriate mechanism to ensure their rights, identity, dignity and independence.
JANASAHAJYA is a Non-Government, Non-Political, Non-Profit Making and Secular grassroots level organization which works in Kalahandi & Kandhamal District of Odisha with marginalized Tribal and Dalits on Right Based approach. Its core areas of involvement include Forest & land Rights, Jeevika Adhikar, Sustainable Livelihood, MGNREGA, RSBY, WADI, WSHG, GRLTP, MEDP, Financial Inclusion, Farmer’s Group, Micro Planning, BGREI & Food Security.
Registered as a society in 1995, VICALP is a grass-root NGO working in 6 districts covering 21 blocks in the State of Odisha - India. Starting its journey in Gajapati district and in course of time expanding its direct operation to Kandhamal, Jharsuguda, Jajpur, Ganjam and Balasore districts. VICALP (Visionaries of Creative Action for Liberation & Progress ) seeks for the all round and sustainable development of Adivasis, Dalits and the poor people by addressing poverty, and inequality thereby promoting social justice, equality, cooperation, human rights and communal harmony.
Izad was founded in March 2003. It works to ensure education as a fundamental right for children and to educate, organise and empower the rural poor to promote development and enable them to participate at every level of decision making in their community. IZAD has been working with the socially excluded communities’ particularly Dalit, Adivasi and Muslim with specific focus on adolescent girls and single women.
Samagra Shikshan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SSEVS)
samagra Shikshan Evam Vikas Sansthan (SSEVS) was founded in 1988 to work on strengthening local people’s movements and Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to achieve their land and livelihood rights. The organisation works to build the capacity of socially excluded communities through leadership skills training, as well as through campaigns to disseminate information on legal provisions and acts. Organization predominantly works with Dalits, adivasi and Muslim communities with more focus on women, adolescent girls and youth.
Socitey For Moblization of Action For Dalit Advocacy And Development (MADAD)
MADAD registered in 2009 to work for the empowerment and integrated development of Dalits particularly women and adolescent girls. Organization is working in 3 districts of Bihar.
Gaurav Gameen Mahila Vikas Manch
GGMVM works with women and adolescent girls in rural Patna on issues of gender, education and health rights. Chief functionary Ms. Pratima was supported by PACS as part of Changelooms With.in - a year-long leadership programme for 100 passionate and enthusiastic young people who were supported and mentored to lead projects that addressed social exclusion within their communities. The programme was run in association with youth organisations Pravah and Commutiny - the Youth Collective.
Prerana Bharati focuses on issues of education, health and gender-based violence that are faced by women and children from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and other marginalised communities.
Prerna Bharati’s activities include raising awareness to increase access to rights and entitlements, girl-child education, capacity building for sustainable livelihoods and encouraging community participation in governance.
Shramajivi Mahila Samity
Shramajivi Mahila Samity (SMS) was formed to empower poor, marginalised and tribal women. Their aim is to enable tribal and other women to become socially and economically independent, so they can be part of decision-making processes and participate in natural resource management and sustainable development.
SMS’s work is focused on empowerment, food security, livelihoods and establishing human rights. In addition, the organisation holds capacity building training for grass roots organisations headed by women.
Society for Human Assistance and Rural Empowerment (SHARE)
The Society for Human Assistance and Rural Empowerment (SHARE) works with tribals, women and marginalised groups in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand. SHARE aims to organise Self Help Groups and people's organisations and empower them to work collectively for their social and economic development and entitlements.
The main objective of the organisation is to promote community involvement for sustainable development. SHARE is mainly working on self-governance systems, natural resource management, the right to food and the right to work.
Society for Reformation and Advancement of Adivasis (ASRA)
The Society for Reformation and Advancement of Adivasis (ASRA) is an organisation that was formed by tribal youths to work for the welfare and development of marginalised Adivasis (tribal people) and other excluded communities in the West Singhbhum region of Jharkhand. “Asra” means hope in the Ho tribal language.
Its main activities are the promotion of horticulture and watershed projects, the creation of community assets, the promotion of appropriate technology and helping to build the capacity and awareness of CBOs on issues of education, health and nutrition.
Chetna Vikas was founded in 1985 by a group of activists to work for the empowerment and overall development of disadvantaged sections of society in the Santhal Pargana (tribal) region of Jharkhand.
Chetna Vikas particularly focuses on Scheduled Tribes (STs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and other indigenous communities. It initially began working with a small cluster of five villages and gradually expanded its outreach to other districts in Jharkhand.
EFICOR began operating in 1967 in response to a natural disaster and was formally registered in 1980. The organisation works with disadvantaged and socially excluded communities in the poorest districts of India. They mainly work with Scheduled Tribes (STs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and “Other Backward Caste” populations.
EFICOR implements 27 projects in 10 different states, including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Orissa, and Rajasthan. The operation covers 238,178 households in 2,012 villages and five urban slums.
Gramya Sansthan is a not for profit, Non governmental, Non-political Organisation registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with its registered office at Varanasi. Gramya is also registered under FCRA, 1976 and 12A(a) of Income Tax Act. Gramya started its working in the most backward communities of Naugarh block of district Chandauli in U.P in the year 1996.
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Sakhi Kendra's vision for equality, justice and non-violence has been prevailing since last 35 years to build a healthy Society free from all kinds of discriminations, violence and gender based equality. Out of 3600 challenging cases we were able to bring 18000 to justice giving birth to 40000 beneficiaries’ who are still resolving problems for women in distress in their region and spreading awareness amongst multiple people. Thousands of street plays, puppet/Muppet shows and livelihood trainings were done to spread our message as much as possible. Around 650 genders, capacity building training were done resulting in implementation of policy and CEDAW Consultancy. Many other sessions with the government were held for formulation of acts related to women and their, effective implementation. Due to our several meetings and dialogues with the government an organized set of structures was formed for strengthening the rights of Domestic Women Workers. Our immense efforts at district level as ‘ Sakhi Gharelu Kamgar Sangh’ and Rashtriya Dalit Mahila Shakti we were able to organize 6000 women. We have done 460 Public court related women’s violence. And initiated 135 women candidates in Panchayat and Municipal body elections in various areas of Kanpur. In association with organization S.B.I has sponsored the education grant more than 500 poor, physically handicapped or orphan girls for their basic to Graduation level education
Location: Uttar Pradesh
TARUN CHETNA is a voluntary development organization established in 1993 with the prime objective of upliftment of poorest communities especially the marginalized women & children in the Pratapgarh, Jaunpur & Allahabad district in U.P. Pratapgarh is one of the poorest district area of 100 districts in India identify by Neeti Aayog of India Government.
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Samarpan jan Kalyan Samiti
Samarpan Jan Kalyan Samiti(SJKS) is a Voluntary Development Organization. Registered under Society Registration Act 1860, SJKS has been working since 1st June 1987, and has emerged as a forerunner in working for the cause of the poor and deprived community, specially women and girls in the rural and semi-urban areas. We work, primarily, in the most challenging ravines and remote areas where people are live below poverty line due to lack of skill & knowledge. We are strive to empower the community by promoting education, environment, health and livelihood in the districts of Jalaun & Jhansi of Bundelkhand(U.P.). 14 organizations, in the Bundelkhand and Vindhya region, with a similar ideology are associated to us. These organizations are working in 14 different districts on the issue of women farmer’s economic development and social justice. They are working on the issue with other CSOs, CBOs and local institutions.
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Society For Aid in Development (S-AID)
Society for Aid in Development (Society) is a registered NGO. It was registered in 1997 under society registration Act 1860. It works not only at grass roots level in 22 districts of Uttar Pradesh, but also takes part in various national and international campaigns, seminar and workshops.
The main objective of the ‘Society’ is to promote scientific temperament of the poor and marginalized that they can address various bottlenecks existing in the society that hinder their economic and social growth.It promotes the idea of positive action against untouchability and caste discrimination.
‘Society for Aid in Development’ works primarily among the marginalized and women.It provides training for skill development and encourages new innovation in the field of agriculture; agro based economic activity, andsmall-scale industry. It tries to mobilize resources for such innovative activities.
The ‘Society’ has been taking initiatives to improving the condition of the poor and marginalized. The ‘Society’s’ present initiative embraces various aspects of organic fertilizers and explore the feasibility of large scale use of it for cultivation.
At present we are working in ‘Unnao’ district with small and marginal farmers. We are active in 50 Gram Shabhas of ShikandarpurSadosi of Unnao.
Dalit Manvadhikar Kendra Samiti (DMKS)
Dalit Manvadhikar Kendra Samiti (DMKS) established in the year 2004 with the objectives to demystify the law and enable poor people to fight for their human rights. We define human rights to be those, which allow all human beings to live with equality, freedom and dignity. To this end, the Organization will strive to eliminate all forms of political, social, and economic discrimination and oppressions especially as a result of caste-based discrimination.
Social Awareness Society for Youths – SASY
Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY) is a non-profit, nongovernmental human rights organization was founded by a group of Dalit activists in the year 1983 and it is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975.
Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI)
CSEI is concerned with deepening democracy and developing our body politic by enhancing the enjoyment by excluded communities of their social, economic and cultural (SEC) rights. We recognize the widespread prevalence of exclusion and discrimination against Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and other socially excluded communities in our society, and the specific vulnerabilities of women, children and youth within these communities, as regards access to education, employment and governance. Poverty, disability, physical/geographic in-accessibility, forms of illnesses and other context specific characteristics make the picture more complex, demanding sustained efforts in unravelling and addressing exclusion independently and intersectionally. CSEI therefore undertakes advocacy-oriented research, social equity audits, policy advocacy and the piloting of model interventions with members of excluded communities in the critical areas of education and employment. Embedded in the experiences of excluded communities, CSEI works to bring together all relevant stakeholders: the excluded communities, state actors, civil society organizations, corporate sector and others. Consistent interventions in the above areas are undertaken through the CSEI Bihar office. Education, employment, entrepreneurship and governance are the key intervention areas keeping “Exclusion – Equity –Inclusion” as our watch words. Major constituency is three communities- Dalits, Tribals and Muslims with special focus on women, children and youth in collaborating with Community led Organizations (CLOs).
Jan Sahas Social Development Society
Jan Sahas is committed to promote the development and protect the rights of socially excluded communities with the special focus on girls and women through abolishing all kind of exclusion, slavery, violence and discrimination based on caste, class and gender. Jan Sahas started functioning in the year 2000 when it took up the issue of death of one child labour and two dalit labours in illegal unit of firecrackers. Few people united on the issue and Jan Sahas was born. On this backdrop a group of young volunteers decided to come together and form an organization, ‘Jan Sahas Social Development Society’.
Location: Madhya Pradesh
SAMVAD was established in March 2001, by a group of social and cultural activists, intelectuals who were concerned about the declining Indigenous identity due to various internal and external factors. The Jharkhand state was carved out from Bihar state on 15 November 2000 and the people of Jharkhand region, specially the Indigenous communities were anxious and hopeful that their centuries old traditions and practices would get recognition and they would also have opportunity to participate and contribute in the governance. But their aspirations were shattered as the deprivation, exploitation and displacement remained as threat to their identity and existence. It was the time to mobilze the Indigenous communities, Dalits, Women and Minorities and spread awareness among them about their legal and constitutional rights to combat the situation. Our inspiring and motivating ideals have been the martyres of Jharkhand like Tilka Majhi, Sido-Kanhu and their bravehearted sisters, Birsa Munda and the national ideologues like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedker, Dr. Lohiya and Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan, who always advocated and fought for establishment of the democracy, where every citizen would have equal opportunity to live and grow.Since then, SAMVAD has evolved and served in various development initiatives and in conscientization of the communities.
SAMVAD believes that development is a sustainable process. It addresses not just the direct manifestation of the problems but also their structural causes, which are quite distinct and unique from other Voluntary Organizations.
Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS)
Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS) has been established in 2006. It’s a collective power of dalit women and a mass based organization. It is by dalit women and for dalit women. DSS is working in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, covering 7 districts and spread over 2400 villages. Dalit Women Collectives have been formed in all the villages for self-governance. They have been unionized from village to state level. It takes care of every aspect of its work with gender perspective, giving equitable share to the dalit women, girl child and at the same time striking a balance and harmonious relationship with men. DSS is clearly against patriarchy ideology and male domination but not against men as such.
Location: Andhra Pradesh & Telangana