Projects in India
Empowerment of Single Women
To strengthen a national network of single women and to extend the network into two additional states--Maharashtra and Punjab--by providing advocacy support and capacity-building trainings to the members of the network.
To raise awareness among families and communities about the importance of girls' education, discourage the trafficking of girls, and raise awareness among adolescent girls about their basic rights.
Empowerment of Women
To improve advocacy campaigns around domestic violence by extending educational support to women and providing training to adolescent girls on health and education.
Livelihood Rights for the Unorganized Sector
To advocate for comprehensive social security for informal economy workers, fight state-sponsored and personal violence against tribal populations and women, and work against the migration and displacement of both populations due to industrial encroachment in the northern regions of Tamil Nadu state.
Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ)
Advocacy Against Forced Sterilization
To advocate against state implementation of forced sterilization of women in poor communities by supporting community organizing, fact finding, and advocacy against the two-child norm that is at the root of these human rights violations.
Livelihood Development for Indigenous People
To further strengthen two farmers' cooperatives in the region by providing financial management training and advocating for land rights and economic justice for rural and indigenous communities; and to strengthen the quality of youth science education in government schools.
Global Resistance (GR)
Support for Movements Against Corporate Globalization
To support peoples' movements struggling against corporate globalization by providing technical support and developing networks for advocacy to address natural resource rights violations.
Gramin Yuva Abhikram (GYA)
Water Rights, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security
To protect the natural resources of indigenous people through the training of local leaders on natural resource management and by building their skills to advocate with local and regional government officials.
To advocate for the rights of widows and other single women in Bihar by providing them with education about their legal rights and entitlements; advocacy; and education on domestic violence, economic empowerment and basic health issues; and to strengthen a Bihar branch of a national network for single women's rights.
Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS)
Health Rights for Indigenous Communities
To extend health and livelihood support to tribal populations that have been marginalized by the state government due to the ongoing conflict in the region.