Grameen Mahila Vikas Sansthan (GMVS)

Founded: 1996

Headquarters: Latur, Maharashtra

Geographical Focus: Maharashtra

Lives Impacted: 57,400+

Organization Overview:

Grameen Mahila Vikas Sansthan works with women and girls from underserved communities in the drought prone district of Latur. GMVS works on addressing issues of gender-based violence, child marriage and farmer suicides amongst others. They work to build capacities within the communities they serve and harness the transformative potential of collective action.

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  • Sahaja Samrudha

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    Founded: 2006

    Headquarters: Mysore, Karnataka

    Geographical Focus: Pan India

    Lives Impacted: 7,000

    Organization Overview:

    Sahaja Samrudha is one of the leaders in traditional agrobiodiversity. They primarily operate in Karnataka where they create market-based models of conserving indigenous seeds/crops via farmer collectivization amongst tribals (Jenu kuruba), religious minority and the landless community. Sahaja Samrudha then act as resource agency to advocate these models across the country and influence policy for the same.

  • Ajagar Social Circle (ASC)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.ajagarsocialcircle.org

    Founded: 2001

    Headquarters: Goalpara, Assam

    Geographical Focus: Assam and Meghalaya

    Lives Impacted: 30,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Ajagar Social Circle was started to bring about a change in socio-economic status, support low-income segment and increase the livelihood opportunities of the people in north-eastern region. The organization at present is engaged in a range of activities that are clearly demarcated and collectively aim to provide social and economic security to the farming, allied and non-farming  community living in the Assam-Meghalaya belt.

  • Social Action For Appropriate Transformation And Advancement In Rural Areas (SATRA)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.satra.ngo

    Founded: 2002

    Headquarters: Sipajhar, Assam

    Geographical Focus: Assam

    Lives Impacted: 2,00,000+

    Organization Overview:

    SATRA supports families from economically poor ST communities (Bodo, Rabha and tea-tribes) as well as religious minorities and Nepalis living in flood prone areas of Assam. Their mission is to organize and empower them as a liberating force for achieving social justice, economic growth and self-reliance. They do this through interventions in livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, mental health, literacy and child protection.

  • Uttar Betna Samaj Sangskarak Bahini (UBSSB)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    ubssb.org/

    Founded: 1998

    Headquarters: Baksa, Assam

    Geographical Focus: Assam

    Lives Impacted: 53,000 households

    Organization Overview:

    The organization works with the farmers, women, and youths residing in the flood-prone areas of Assam. It aims to promote the sustainable development of communities through research and advocacy in the field of disaster management, livelihood generation, women empowerment, health, education, and vocational training initiatives.

  • Shakti Shalini (SS)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.shaktishalini.org

    Founded: 1987

    Headquarters: New Delhi

    Geographical Focus: Delhi NCR

    Lives Impacted: 15,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Shakti Shalini approaches gender-based violence through a response and prevention model. Through response interventions they work with survivors and children of survivors of GBV through crisis intervention, shelter and counselling support. They work with socio-economically poor migrant communities in South-East Delhi focused on prevention of gender & sexual violence. 

  • Zubaan

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    zubaanprojects.org

    Founded: 2003

    Headquarters: New Delhi

    Geographical Focus: 15+ Indian states*

    Lives Impacted: 150,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Zubaan documents hidden histories and lived experiences of different marginalized groups by engaging with students, women’s groups, unions and collectives, young researchers and theatre groups from these communities through knowledge sharing, mobilization and building unity. The organization has been an active participant of the women’s movement and continues to carry forward the work of its parent organization Kali for Women.

  • Yakshi

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.yakshi.org.in

    Founded: 1993

    Headquarters: Secunderabad, Telangana

    Geographical Focus: Telangana

    Lives Impacted: 10,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Yakshi is a resource and creativity centre for children, youth and women from Scheduled Caste (Dalits), Scheduled Tribes (Savara, Jatapu, Konda Reddy, Konda Kammara, Koya, Chenchu, Gond, Pardhan) and religious minorities. They focus on building common knowledge and an aligned understanding of the issues of democratic governance, social justice and food sovereignty, within these communities.

  • Front for Rapid Economic Advancement of India (FREA): Akshara Centre

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.aksharacentre.org

    Founded: 1986

    Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra

    Geographical Focus: Maharashtra

    Lives Impacted: 30,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Akshara Centre enables access to education for girls from deprived communities by building safe public spaces and college campuses for women and girls. They work with girls from families headed by single women, migrant and Muslim families, students in government colleges from marginalized communities and children from SC-ST communities. They do this through youth mobilisation, scholarship opportunities and advocacy efforts with local institutions. 

  • HALO Medical Foundation (Health and Auto Learning)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.halomedicalfoundation.org

    Founded: 1992

    Headquarters: Osmanabad, Maharashtra

    Geographical Focus: Maharashtra

    Lives Impacted: 200,000+

    Organization Overview:

    HALO Foundation works with survivors of domestic violence, single women* and children of single women from SC (Mahar and Mang)/ ST/ OBC (Chambar and Dhor) communities. They do this through various health support initiatives and crisis intervention support for survivors of domestic violence. HALO also works with community members to build a cadre of health workers capable of  identifying and treating minor illnesses.

  • Kalp Samaj Sevi Sanstha(KSSS)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.kalpindia.org

    Founded: 1997

    Headquarters: Balodabazar Bhatapara, Chhatisgarh

    Geographical Focus: Chhatisgarh

    Lives Impacted: 1,000,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Kalp Samaj Sevi Sanstha works with Adivasi communities (Gond, Kamar and Bhunjia), forest dwellers, Persons with Disability (PWDs) and other primitive tribes in Chhattisgarh. By building community leadership, it aims to sustainably empower them socio-economically through interventions across livelihoods, education, health and environment. 

  • Thendral Movement (TM)

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.thendralmovement.1ngo.in

    Founded: 2006

    Headquarters: Ranipet, Tamil Nadu

    Geographical Focus: Tamil Nadu

    Lives Impacted: 25,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Thendral Movement (TM) works with women and children from Scheduled Caste (SC), nomadic and other tribal communities. They work towards empowering women and girls who face different forms of violence and sexual harassment, through a range of community-based, action-oriented, and people-centric programs. TM started working in 2004 and was registered as a Trust upon collective demand by women from the target communities.

  • Nirman

    Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

    www.nirmanodisha.org.in

    Founded: 1997

    Headquarters: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

    Geographical Focus: Odisha

    Lives Impacted: 55,000+

    Organization Overview:

    Nirman works with farmers, adivasis and forest dwelling communities in Odisha. Nirman is committed to inclusive, holistic and sustainable development of marginalized communities through regenerative eco-system, empowerment of the local community and resource poor. The struggle as a household and community, led the founders to start Nirman to address needs and issues of the farming community.