Realizing human rights and ending poverty in India
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in India are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in India
Empowerment of Single Women
Purpose: 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.
Purpose: To increase girls' access to education and discourage the trafficking of girls by raising awareness among families, communities and among adolescent girls and women about their basic rights.
Empowerment of Women
Purpose: 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
Purpose: To increase informal sector workers' access to greater social security by organizing members of the informal economy in Tamil Nadu to know their rights and advocate for themselves.
Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ)
Advocacy Against Forced Sterilization
Purpose: 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.
Global Resistance (GR)
Support for Movements Against Corporate Globalization
Purpose: 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
Purpose: 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.
Purpose: 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.
Jashpur Jan Vikas Sanstha (JJVS)
Resource Protection for Indigenous Populations
Purpose: To support the protection of the rights of tribal populations by advocating for the proper implementation of the Forest Rights Act and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme; to form women's groups and hold leadership trainings for female tribal leaders on women's rights and violence against women.
Purpose: To advance the right to housing, employment and social security for informal economy workers and slum residents by community organizing, livelihood activities and advocacy campaigns.