Monday, June 2, 2008

Women NGOs in India

Women's Organizations in India, & women NGOs in India.
INDIAN NGOS , Women's Organizations in India, & women NGOs in India.
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Joint Women's Programme - NGOs DelhiCSIRS, 14 Jungpura B, Muthura Road, New Delhi 110014. Tel: 461-9821 Fax: 462-3681. IndiaPuneNational Council of Women In IndiaPoona Medical Foundation, Ruby Hall Clinic, 40 Sassoon, PO Box No. 70, Pune 41100IndiaCentre for Women's Development Studies The Library 25 Bhair Vir Singh Marg Gole Market 110 001 New Delhi India Tel: +91 11 334 5530 or +91 11 336 5541 Fax: +91 11 334 6044 E-mail: or

CWDS is a research centre comprised of a group of professionals working for the realization of women's equality and development in all spheres of life. The centre maintains a specialized library with a collection on women and development in India, open to students, research scholars, gender consultants, policy makers, journalists etc.

Committee on the Portrayal of Women in the Media4 Bhagwandas RoadNew Delhi 110 001IndiaInstitute of Social Studies TrustM-1 Kanchenjunga18 Barakhamba RoadNew Delhi 110001India

The YWCA of India - NGOs Delhi10, Sansad Marg, New Delhi. 110 001. IndiaAn umbrella organisation affiliated to the World YWCA with 65 local associations in India. The organisation works for women's empowerment through a variety of programmes , the most important of which are leadership training for women, advocacy work on all women's issues, and community development work . The YWCA also runs 40 women's residences across the country providing housing for working women as well as emergency shelter for women. The YWCA of India is also a part of a network of 7 women's organistions based in Delhi and works together with them on common issues. National Commission of Women4, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg. New Delhi 110 002IndiaAll India Coordinating Forum of the Adivasi/Indigenous Peoples (AICAIP) K-14 (First Floor), Green Park Extension 110016 New Delhi India Tel: +91 11 616 3830 or +91 11 619 6640 Fax: +91 11 619 8042 E-mail: admin@tom.unv.ernet.inAICAIP was established as a forum for Adivasi/indigenous people's movements all over India. Its objective is to strengthen the process of building solidarity and alliances amongst struggle oriented indigenous people's organizations. AICAIP aims to identify shared issues and problems, to generate debate on these issues and to provide support to help deal with them. One of the five working groups AICAIP has established is focused on Adivasi Women Issues. Neither AICAIP nor any of the organizations it represents concentrates specifically on the dissemination of information. There is also no other Indian indigenous people's organization with this focus. However, exchanging and providing information is part of AICAIP's work. Diverse Women for DiversityA-60 Hauz KhasNew Delhi - 110 016IndiaTel: 0091 11 656 1868Fax: 0091 11 656 2093Kali For WomenB 1/8 Hauz Khas, 1st FlNew Delhi 110016, IndiaTelephone: +91-11-6852530 Fax: +91-11-6864497 URL:'s Foundation L 1-4 Hauz Khas Enclave New Delhi 110016, IndiaCentre for Social ResearchE.82, SaketNew Delhi -110017IndiaCentre for Women's Development StudiesB-43 Panscheel EnclaveNew Delhi 110017Indiav Tel: 11-643-8428Saheli: A Women's Organisation105-108 Shopping Complex, Defence Clony Flyover, New Delhi 110024. IndiaTel: 461-3681. Sakhi: Lesbian OrganisationPO Box 3526, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110024. IndiaKali for Women(Feminist Publisher) A 36 Gulmohar ParkNew Delhi 100 049IndiaCenter for Women's Studies and DevelopmentPanjab UniversityChandigarh - 160014IndiaCentre for Women's Studies and DevelopmentFaculty of Social SciencesBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi - 221005IndiaRajasthanSocial Work and Research Centre: Network for Self-reliance of the rural poorTilonia 305 816, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Tel: +91 1463 8804 Fax: +91 1463 8806 Email: (women and work) Reception CentreOpp. Victoria GardenEllisbridgeAhmedabad 380 001IndiaCenter for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA) Lilavatiben Lalbhai's Bungalow Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug 380 004 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, IndiaTel: +91 79 286 8856 or +91 79 286 6695 or 7865636Fax: +91 79 286 6513 E-mail: or Indu.Capoor@Warm.NetCHETNA's mission is to contribute towards the empowerment of disadvantaged women and children to enable them to gain control over their own, their families' and their communities' health. Its trainings target supervisors, trainers, program managers and practitioners of NGOs and GOs. In order to provide a good flow of information, a documentation and information centre has been created. Today CHETNA's main efforts are aimed at documenting the lives of women and children in India and health issues. The collection contains a special section of training manuals, information kits and modules. Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati. Centre for Social Justice: Feminist Support Group. 5, Neelkamal Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380 009IndiaTel: +44 6560649/403027Single Women's Organisation: Networking Organisation. Indira, F/7 Sagar Apartments, Behind Doordarhsan, Opp. Sarthi Hotel, Bodak-Dev Road, Ahmedabad 380054. IndiaWomen's Studies Research CentreFaculty of Home ScienceM.S. University of BarodaBaroda 390002IndiaWomen and Media GroupC/o B.U.J. Prospect Chambers, Second FloorD.N. RoadBombay 400 001MaharashtraIndiaThe Women's Centre of IndiaNehru Road, VokolaSanta Cruz, Bombay 400 005IndiaWomen's Studies UnitTata Institute of Social SciencesP.O. Box 8313, Sion trombay RoadDeonar, Bombay 400008IndiaThe Women's Studies Unit attempts to sensitize students and policymakers about women and development issues by teaching social work students and government employees, by producing teaching materials, consulting various groups about women and development, and by conducting research. Maitreyi7, Manjiki, Makarand SocietyVeer Savarkar Marg, MahimBombay 400016IndiaTel: 45 12 11/45 41 48The major objective of Maitreyi is to develop a feminist perspective in understanding women's issues and the women's movement, and to sensitize everyone about women's issues. Maitreyi sponsors and indirectly supports the following activities: women's studies workshops, research, documentation, support centers for women in distress, mobilization of women in villages to join Ladies Club, and publication of books and annual reports. Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University Library 1 Nathibai Thackersey Road New Marine Lines 400 020 Mumbai India Tel: +91 022 207 2792 Fax: +91 022 201 8226 E-mail: Women's University was established in 1916 as the first women's university in India. The university library was established in 1955. It houses an information service on women's studies. The women's information section of the library caters to researchers and professors as well as NGOs and activists. The library maintains an indigenous database -SUCHAK- containing references to more than 100.000 titles. About 35.000 of these pertain specifically to women. In recent years the library has acquired several instructional, bibliographical, and full text databases. Languages: Indian, English. Akshara - A Women's Resource Centre Neelambari 501, Road no. 86 Off Gokhale Road Dadar West 400028 Bombay India Tel: +91 22 430 9676 or +91 22 431 6082 Fax: +91 22 431 9143 E-mail: admin@akshara.ilbom.ernet.inAkshara began informally in 1987 as result of the women's movement and its campaigns in Bombay. It started by producing low cost publications for women's organizations and activists. In 1995 Akshara recieved funds to establish a library and reference centre for women. It now has library facilities, offers gender training and workshops, and publishes educational and movement oriented materials. Languages: English, Marathi. Forum Against Oppression Of Women29,Bhatia Bhavan, 1st floorBabrekar Marg, Dadar, Bombay 400028. Tel. 91-22-422-2436Email: was formed in 1979 as a platform to respond to an extremely unjust judgement on a rape case. Soon from a Forum Against Rape as it was earlier called, it changed its name to the present one to encompass varied forms of women's oppression. FAOW is part of what in India is recognised as the Autonomous Women's groups which has played a crucial role in this third phase of the women's movement [late 70's onwards]. Today it is mainly a campaign group consisting of members from varied background- students, housewives, professional women, lectureres etc. The members meet regularly once in a week and every one puts their volantary time in the work that needs to be done. There are no paid staff. Research Center for Women's StudiesS.N.D.T. Women's UniversityJuhu Road, Santa CruzBombay 400 049IndiaWomen's Studies UnitTata Institute of Social SciencesPost Box 8318, Sion-Trombay Road, DeonarBombay 400088IndiaMajlis, A-2/4, Golden Valley, Kalina, Mumbai (Bombay) - 400 098IndiaTel: 6180394, 6160252Majlis is a legal and cultural resource centre working in the area of women and minority rights. The legal centre of Majlis is a group of lawyers providing legal assistance to women. Majlis is also involved in reasearch and documentation on issues concerning women. India Women Scientist's Association (IWSA) IWSA Plot No. 20, Sector 10-A VashiNavi Mumbai - 400 703IndiaTel: 91 22 766 18 06Fax: 91 22 6204038 / 4138521. Promote women's participation in Science. Membership open to all science graduates. Centre for Documentation and Research on Women (Aalochana) "Kedar"86/11-B KanchangalliErandavanaPoona 411 004MaharashtraIndiaTel: 212-343563Anveshi Research Center for Women's StudiesOsmania University CampusHyerabad - 500 007IndiaStreelekha67.2fl,Blumon, Mahatma Gandhi RdBangalore 560001IndiaURL: Joint Women's Programme73 Miller's Road, Benson Town, PO Box 4600, Bangalore 560046. IndiaTel: 080 333335. Center for Informal Education and Development StudiesNo. 7, Balaji LayoutWheeler Road ExtensionBangalore 560 084IndiaSt. Ignatius Social CentreProbhat Nagar, HonavarP.O. UK (Dt) Karnataka, India 581334Working Women's Forum55 Bhimsena Garden RoadMadras 600 004Tamil NaduIndiaTel: 44-74553 or (9144) 4993937 or 4992853Fax: 44-944444 or (9144) 4992853Association of unorganised or Informal women workers. Madras Women's Indian AssociationIndian Council for World Affairs, 43 GreenwaysMadras 600028IndiaMother Teresa Women's University13 Race Course RoadGuindy Madras - 600032IndiaSisters, For Polycultural lesbians. PO Box 26, Tambaram, Madras 600 059IndiaMartec Center for the Advancement of Women25 Cathedral RoadMadrasTamil Nadu 600086IndiaCentre for Development StudiesUlloor TrivandrumKerala State 695011IndiaWomen's Research CentreP-595, Purna Das RoadCalcutta 700019IndiaJoint Women's Programme16 Elgin Road, Calcutta 700020. IndiaTel: 033-749945Streelakha(Feminist Publisher) 16 Southern AvenueCalcutta 700 026IndiaSanhita Gender Resource Centre 89B Raja Basanta Roy Road 700 029 Calcutta India Tel: +91 33 466 2150 or +91 33 463 1430 Fax: +91 33 473 0687 or +91 33 473 5619 Sanhita, an initiative of women activists in West Bengal, was born out of a need for information activism and networking among grassroots organizations working towards the empowerment of women. Sanhita aims to increase women's access to information. Sanhita conducts gender trainings, publishes, provides a referral service, and produces advocacy materials. Sanhita also collects, processes, and disseminates information through action research programs and by means of a library and documentation centre. Joint Women's ProgrammeJWP No. 15 Ramalinga Nagar, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kottivakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Madras 800041. India

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