Projects in India
Jashpur Jan Vikas Sanstha (JJVS)
Resource Protection for Indigenous Populations
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 and to form women's groups and hold leadership trainings for female tribal leaders on women's rights and violence against women.
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.
Mohammad Bazar Backward Class Development Society (MBBCDS)
Building Women's Leadership
To empower girls to advocate for their right to education and to demand an end to violence and discrimination in West Bengal, India.
To build the capacity of five community based organizations to address gaps in their gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs and to support both greater recognition of the needs of LGBTI survivors of GBV and better understanding of the reasons women return to abusive partners.
To provide organizational development training to Santi Seva staff members and community peer educators around leadership, financial management, program implementation and documentation; and to offer non-formal education, vocational training and psychosocial support to transgendered populations.
Training Grassroots Women
To provide educational opportunities to adolescent girls and boys within the school systems in Gujarat that address issues of gender justice and communal violence; to facilitate trainings on interpersonal violence and rebuild trust between different religious groups in the slums of Baroda.
Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM)
Peer-led HIV/AIDS Education Among Sex Workers
To defend the rights of sex workers and empower them to design and implement sustainable programs for their own health; to combat discrimination and stigma within the wider community through peer-led HIV/AIDS programs.
Empowerment of Dalit Women
To strengthen the leadership skills of women and marginalized Dalit communities on the outskirts of Bangalore that are vulnerable to domestic violence, caste-based discrimination and denial of land rights.
To strengthen women and girls ability to resist sexual exploitation and sexual and gender-based violence by providing education, vocational training, counseling services and employment opportunities to marginalized Muslim adolescent girls and educating community members on sex trafficking, domestic violence and the health needs of adolescent girls.