HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS AND INSTITUTES
|Human Rights Watch’s Indian Country Page|
|Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
The CHRI promotes awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international human rights law treaties as well as domestic instruments that support human rights in the commonwealth. They have a head office in New Delhi.
|National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights|
|Self Employed Women’s Association
SEWA is a trade Union registered in 1972. It is organization of impoverished self-employed women workers. The main goals of SEWA is to organize women workers so that they can secure employment, food and social security.
|Kali For Women
Kali For Women is a feminist publication started by Ritu Menon and Urvashi Butalia in 1984.
|Working Women’s Forum
WWF strives to reduce poverty and strengthen the economic, social and political impoverished women through micro-credit, training and social mobilization.
|People’s Union for Civil Liberties|
| South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre
SAHRDC investigates, documents and disseminates information about human rights treaties and convention, human rights education, refugees, media freedom, prison reforms, political imprisonment, torture etc.
|Action For Agricultural Renewal in Maharashtra
AFARM promotes, voluntary efforts in fields of natural resources development, human resources development, socio-economic development of deprived classes of society, community development etc.
|All India Women’s Education Fund Association
Works to advance the education of women as a means for social change
|Peoples Union for Democratic Rights
A civil liberties and democratic rights organization based in Delhi.
|Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
Founded in 1998, the organization is a platform for human right activism in Calcutta, India. They investigate cases of abuses of human rights, provide legal intervention in specific cases, and build awareness through documentation and publication.
| Institute of Social Studies Trust
ISST is dedicated to conducting research and action programs to promote the social justice and equity for under privileged women.
|Child Rights Information Network|
|Narmada Bachao Anodolan: A national coalition of environmental and human rights activists, scientists, academics, and project-affected people, working to stop several dam projects in the Narmada Valley.
Contact: Shripad Dharmadhikary, Activist
Address: B 13 Shivam Flats, Ellora Park
|Friends of the River Narmada: “ The Friends of River Narmada is an international coalition of organizations and individuals (mostly of Indian descent). The coalition is a solidarity network for the Narmada Bachao Andolan (Save the Narmada Movement) and other similar grassroots struggles in India.”|
|Joint Women's Programme - NGOs Delhi
CSIRS, 14 Jungpura B, Muthura Road,
New Delhi 110014.
| National Council of Women In India
Poona Medical Foundation, Ruby Hall Clinic,
40 Sassoon, PO Box No. 70, Pune 41100
| Centre for Women's Development Studies
25 Bhair Vir Singh Marg
110 001 New Delhi
Tel: +91 11 334 5530 or +91 11 336 5541
Fax: +91 11 334 6044
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
”CWDS is a research centre comprised of a group of professionals working for the realization of women's equality and development in all spheres of life. The centre maintains a specialized library with a collection on women and development in India, open to students, research scholars, gender consultants, policy makers, journalists etc.”
| Committee on the Portrayal of Women in the Media
4 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi 110 001
| Institute of Social Studies Trust
18 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110001
| The YWCA of India - NGOs Delhi
10, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi. 110 001.
An umbrella organisation affiliated to the World YWCA with 65 local associations in India. The organisation works for women's empowerment through a variety of programmes , the most important of which are leadership training for women, advocacy work on all women's issues, and community development work . The YWCA also runs 40 women's residences across the country providing housing for working women as well as emergency shelter for women. The YWCA of India is also a part of a network of 7 women's organistions based in Delhi and works together with them on common issues.
| All India Coordinating Forum of the Adivasi/Indigenous Peoples (AICAIP)
K-14 (First Floor), Green Park Extension
110016 New Delhi
Tel: +91 11 616 3830 or +91 11 619 6640
Fax: +91 11 619 8042
AICAIP was established as a forum for Adivasi/indigenous people's movements all over India. Its objective is to strengthen the process of building solidarity and alliances amongst struggle oriented indigenous people's organizations. AICAIP aims to identify shared issues and problems, to generate debate on these issues and to provide support to help deal with them. One of the five working groups AICAIP has established is focused on Adivasi Women Issues. Neither AICAIP nor any of the organizations it represents concentrates specifically on the dissemination of information. There is also no other Indian indigenous people's organization with this focus. However, exchanging and providing information is part of AICAIP's work.
| Diverse Women for Diversity
A-60 Hauz Khas
New Delhi - 110 016
Tel: 0091 11 656 1868
Fax: 0091 11 656 2093
| Women's Foundation
L 1-4 Hauz Khas Enclave
New Delhi 110016, India
| Centre for Social Research
New Delhi -11001
| Centre for Women's Development Studies
B-43 Panscheel Enclave
New Delhi 110017
Indiav Tel: 11-643-8428
| Saheli: A Women's Organisation
105-108 Shopping Complex, Defence Clony Flyover,
New Delhi 110024.
| Sakhi: Lesbian Organisation
PO Box 3526, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110024.
|Center for Women's Studies and Development
Chandigarh - 160014
| Centre for Women's Studies and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi - 221005
Social Work and Research Centre:
Network for Self-reliance of the rural poor
Tilonia 305 816, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
Tel: +91 1463 8804
Fax: +91 1463 8806
|Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)
Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow
Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug
380 004 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 79 286 8856 or +91 79 286 6695 or 7865636
Fax: +91 79 286 6513
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Indu.Capoor@Warm.Net
CHETNA's mission is to contribute towards the empowerment of disadvantaged women and children to enable them to gain control over their own, their families' and their communities' health. Its trainings target supervisors, trainers, program managers and practitioners of NGOs and GOs. In order to provide a good flow of information, a documentation and information centre has been created. Today CHETNA's main efforts are aimed at documenting the lives of women and children in India and health issues. The collection contains a special section of training manuals, information kits and modules. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati.
| Centre for Social Justice: Feminist Support Group
5, Neelkamal Building, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad 380 009
Tel: +44 6560649/403027
| Single Women's Organisation: Networking Organisation
Indira, F/7 Sagar Apartments, Behind Doordarhsan,
Opp. Sarthi Hotel, Bodak-Dev Road,
|Women's Studies Research Centre
Faculty of Home Science
M.S. University of Baroda
| Women and Media Group
Prospect Chambers, Second Floor
Bombay 400 001
|The Women's Centre of India
Nehru Road, Vokola
Santa Cruz, Bombay 400 005
| Women's Studies Unit
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 8313, Sion trombay Road
Deonar, Bombay 400008
The Women's Studies Unit attempts to sensitize students and policymakers about women and development issues by teaching social work students and government employees, by producing teaching materials, consulting various groups about women and development, and by conducting research.
7, Manjiki, Makarand Society
Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim
Tel: 45 12 11/45 41 48
The major objective of Maitreyi is to develop a feminist perspective in understanding women's issues and the women's movement, and to sensitize everyone about women's issues. Maitreyi sponsors and indirectly supports the following activities: women's studies workshops, research, documentation, support centers for women in distress, mobilization of women in villages to join Ladies Club, and publication of books and annual reports.
| Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT)
Women's University Library
1 Nathibai Thackersey Road
New Marine Lines
400 020 Mumbai
Tel: +91 022 207 2792
Fax: +91 022 201 8226
SNDT Women's University was established in 1916 as the first women's university in India. The university library was established in 1955. It houses an information service on women's studies. The women's information section of the library caters to researchers and professors as well as NGOs and activists. The library maintains an indigenous database -SUCHAK- containing references to more than 100.000 titles. About 35.000 of these pertain specifically to women. In recent years the library has acquired several instructional, bibliographical, and full text databases. Languages: Indian, English.
| Akshara - A Women's Resource Centre
Neelambari 501, Road no. 86
Off Gokhale Road
Tel: +91 22 430 9676 or +91 22 431 6082
Fax: +91 22 431 9143
Akshara began informally in 1987 as result of the women's movement and its campaigns in Bombay. It started by producing low cost publications for women's organizations and activists. In 1995 Akshara recieved funds to establish a library and reference centre for women. It now has library facilities, offers gender training and workshops, and publishes educational and movement oriented materials. Languages: English, Marathi.
| Forum Against Oppression Of Women
29,Bhatia Bhavan, 1st floor
Babrekar Marg, Dadar, Bombay 400028.
FAOW was formed in 1979 as a platform to respond to an extremely unjust judgement on a rape case. Soon from a Forum Against Rape as it was earlier called, it changed its name to the present one to encompass varied forms of women's oppression. FAOW is part of what in India is recognised as the Autonomous Women's groups which has played a crucial role in this third phase of the women's movement [late 70's onwards]. Today it is mainly a campaign group consisting of members from varied background- students, housewives, professional women, lectureres etc. The members meet regularly once in a week and every one puts their volantary time in the work that needs to be done. There are no paid staff.
|Research Center for Women's Studies
S.N.D.T. Women's University
Juhu Road, Santa Cruz
Bombay 400 049
| Women's Studies Unit
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Post Box 8318, Sion-Trombay Road, Deonar
A-2/4, Golden Valley,
Mumbai ( Bombay) - 400 098
Tel: 6180394, 6160252
Majlis is a legal and cultural resource centre working in the area of women and minority rights. The legal centre of Majlis is a group of lawyers providing legal assistance to women. Majlis is also involved in reasearch and documentation on issues concerning women.
| Centre for Documentation and Research on Women (Aalochana)
Poona 411 004
| Anveshi Research Center for Women's Studies
Osmania University Campus
Hyerabad - 500 007
| Bangalore Joint Women's Programme
73 Miller's Road, Benson Town,
PO Box 4600, Bangalore 560046.
Tel: 080 333335.
| Center for Informal Education and Development Studies
No. 7, Balaji Layout
Wheeler Road Extension
Bangalore 560 084
| St. Ignatius Social Centre
Probhat Nagar, Honavar
P.O. UK (Dt)
Karnataka, India 581334
| Working Women's Forum
55 Bhimsena Garden Road
Madras 600 004
Tel: 44-74553 or (9144) 4993937 or 4992853
Fax: 44-944444 or (9144) 4992853
Association of unorganised or Informal women workers.
| Madras Women's Indian Association
Indian Council for World Affairs, 43 Greenways
| Sisters, For Polycultural lesbians
PO Box 26, Tambaram, Madras 600 059
|Martec Center for the Advancement of Women
25 Cathedral Road
Tamil Nadu 600086
| Centre for Development Studies
Kerala State 695011
| Women's Research Centre
P-595, Purna Das Road
|Joint Women's Programme
16 Elgin Road, Calcutta 700020.
|Sanhita Gender Resource Centre
89B Raja Basanta Roy Road
700 029 Calcutta
Tel: +91 33 466 2150 or +91 33 463 1430
Fax: +91 33 473 0687 or +91 33 473 5619
Sanhita, an initiative of women activists in West Bengal, was born out of a need for information activism and networking among grassroots organizations working towards the empowerment of women. Sanhita aims to increase women's access to information. Sanhita conducts gender trainings, publishes, provides a referral service, and produces advocacy materials. Sanhita also collects, processes, and disseminates information through action research programs and by means of a library and documentation centre.
| Joint Women's Programme
JWP No. 15 Ramalinga Nagar, Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Kottivakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Madras 800041.
|Apnalaya: “Apnalaya strives to create a just and equitable society for all human beings, creating equal opportunities for everyone and promoting an optimum quality of life.” It is involved in urban community development in Bombay. The NGO strives to provide assistance to children and women street dwellers.|
|HELP-stops child prostitution and child trafficking|
|PREED-“Transformation of rural communities through sustained development.”|
|Confederation of Human Rights Organizations, Keralam, India|
|Malto Tribal Development Project|
|Kukna Tribal Development Project|
|Indian Institute of Human Rights|
|Institute of Social Sciences|
|Tribal Welfare Society|
|The Gandhi Foundation|
| Gandhi Peace Foundation
221/223, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg
New Delhi - 110 002
|Society for the promotion of wastelands development|
|Shubhodaya Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence (SOSRAC) - Delhi, India|
National front of tribal self rule
|South Asian Forum for Human Rights|