Social Justice, Society

Gender Justice

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Celebration of Menstrual Hygiene Day (Photo: Amra Padatik)

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights […]. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms […], without distinction of any kind […].” – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Articles 1 and 2

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung stands firmly within the tradition of women´s movements. RLS South Asia has developed a dedicated gender justice component that focuses on gender equity within the context of India and across the region.

We engage in short-term collaborations to achieve actions through partnerships and alliances. We lay emphasis on supporting local, regional and global networks and platforms, that are rights-based and inclusive. Our approach includes identifying opportunities to engage with and support projects connected to gender and rights.

We approach gender justice related topics through the effective use of workshops, seminars, research and academic writing. We also actively invest in innovative learning methodologies and experimental activities such as festivals or youth conclaves to diversify our outreach. Our gender justice component intersects with existing projects supported within the fields of labour, agriculture and social transformation. We value collaborations that take issues of access, inclusion, awareness building and advocacy into account.

Our Partners:

LOOM is based in Kathmandu, Nepal, and engages with individuals and collectives of women across generations, class, and society. Their aim is to create an equal society where women from different generations and social backgrounds have access to agencies and have freedom to decide for them and communities, based on political participation and ownership.

Established in 1982, the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) has contributed to the world of ideas and has informed policy and practice through research, dialogue, the creative arts and other interventions. The ICES vision is contained in a desire for a world that celebrates diversity in all its multiple shades.

World Comics India is a Delhi based is a collective of grassroots activists, cartoonists, artists, development journalists, students and other like minded people using ‘comics as a communication tool’ for marginalised and disadvantaged groups in India and beyond. It reaches out to communities in remote and difficult regions and affected by conflict and provides a self-empowering and sovereign tool for self-expression and reach out to decision makers, media and larger community to strengthen democratic processes.

Being based in Pune, the Equal Community Foundation (ECF) works with boys belonging to the age group of 13 to 17. Yet, only a few organisations who care about gender equality and gender equity run programs that seek outcomes that demonstrate changes in boy’s and men’s behaviour. ECF was founded in 2009 to tackle this gap by raising every adolescent boy in India to be gender equitable - an outcome ECF calls Gender Equitable Boys.

The Delhi-based Breakthrough Trust works to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable by transforming the underlying cultural norms that perpetuate these practices. Breakthrough is building a critical mass of change agents worldwide to deliver irreversible impact on the issues of our time. Breakthrough programs that reach youth, communities and institutions, inspiring and equipping them to build a world in which all people enjoy equal rights.

The Centre for Women’s Development Studies (CWDS) was established in 1980 in the context of the first comprehensive government report on the status of women in India. CWDS conducts research and training programs for scholars, administrators and women. Additionally, it provides advisory to decision makers in order to develop, promote and disseminate knowledge about women’s roles in society and possibilities to strengthen their position and amplify their voices.

More partners will join us in the upcoming months ...

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