ActionAid Association India

Works for dignity, equality and justice for marginalized communities and their human rights promoting community control over natural resources, democratizing society and economy

  • Started: 1972
  • New Delhi, Delhi

About

ActionAid Association India works for the human rights of women by providing them counselling and legal aid to resist violence and by supporting them Read morein regaining control of their lives. It promotes children's rights to education, nutrition, safety and protection along with overall well-being. It creates awareness for saving the girl child and advocates the right to equality. The organization also works for the citizenship rights of minorities and underprivileged communities. It works to build leadership and livelihood skills among youth in the communities to eradicate poverty, distress-migration and bonded labour. It encourages Dalits, Adivasis and women farmers to practice sustainable forms of agriculture and community-led mechanisms for the conservation of natural resources. It also spreads awareness about people's rights over land, livelihoods and public commons. The organization also works with various State Governments and policymakers to formulate policies supporting gender equality, stronger land rights and property rights, especially for women with a secular approach towards all.

Sectors

  • Governance
  • Health
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Employment
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Child & Youth Development

Programs

  • Achieving the Adivasi Millenium

    ActionAid Association India works with the Bhil tribes of Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh to help achieve access to land and natural resources, advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes, restoring the rights of women and girls, ensuring their safety, ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection and advocating for providing them with equal socio-economic opportunities.

  • Ensuring rights of girl child and gender equality

    Addresses the rights of marginalised women and empowers them to fight against gender-based violence by organising them into grassroots groups which struggle for the rightful share of women in social and economic resources.

  • Inclusive Communities and Schools

    Focuses on educating disabled children from marginalised communities through funding rehabilitation programmes.

  • Democratic Governance & Entitlements

    Works to provide just and fair governance and access to social benefits to the marginalised people, especially minority Muslims, living in the slums of Seema Puri, Delhi. It focuses on their rights to land and resources, citizenship, food security and livelihood.

  • Campaign for Dalit Empowerment

    Partnering with The Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Presidents of Panchayats, ActionAid Association India has organized the fifth State Level Convention of Women Panchayat Presidents to enable visibility of their work and bring them together.

Registration Details

  • Registration ID
    F00846
  • FCRA

    094420006

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

ActionAid India Head Office (Country Office) R 7, Hauz Khas Enclave,

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Action Aid International

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Other

  • Employees

    100+