NGOs in India ( Women ) Indian NGOs

INDIAN NGOS , Women’s Organizations in India, & women NGOs in India.

Oasis – Dr. Puja Sukhija

Mumbai -.(022) 26006989 / 98204 03344

Joint Women’s Programme – NGOs Delhi
CSIRS, 14 Jungpura B, Muthura Road,
New Delhi 110014.
Tel: 461-9821
Fax: 462-3681.
National Council of Women In India
Poona Medical Foundation, Ruby Hall Clinic,
40 Sassoon, PO Box No. 70, Pune 41100
Centre for Women’s Development Studies
The Library
25 Bhair Vir Singh Marg
Gole Market
110 001 New Delhi
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 Media
4 Bhagwandas Road
New Delhi 110 001
Institute of Social Studies Trust
M-1 Kanchenjunga
18 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110001
The YWCA of India  – NGOs Delhi
10, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi. 110 001.
An 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 Women
4, Deen Dayal Upadhaya Marg.
New Delhi 110 002
All India Coordinating Forum of the Adivasi/Indigenous Peoples (AICAIP)
K-14 (First Floor), Green Park Extension
110016 New Delhi
Tel: +91 11 616 3830 or +91 11 619 6640
Fax: +91 11 619 8042
AICAIP 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 Diversity
A-60 Hauz Khas
New Delhi – 110 016
Tel: 0091 11 656 1868
Fax: 0091 11 656 2093
Kali For Women
B 1/8 Hauz Khas, 1st Fl
New Delhi 110016,
Telephone: +91-11-6852530
Fax: +91-11-6864497
Women’s Foundation
L 1-4 Hauz Khas Enclave
New Delhi 110016, India
Centre for Social Research
E.82, Saket
New Delhi -110017
Centre for Women’s Development Studies
B-43 Panscheel Enclave
New Delhi 110017
Indiav Tel: 11-643-8428
Saheli: A Women’s Organisation
105-108 Shopping Complex, Defence Clony Flyover,
New Delhi 110024.
Tel: 461-3681.
Sakhi: Lesbian Organisation
PO Box 3526, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110024.
Kali for Women
(Feminist Publisher)
A 36 Gulmohar Park
New Delhi 100 049
Center for Women’s Studies and Development
Panjab University
Chandigarh – 160014
Centre for Women’s Studies and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi – 221005
Social Work and Research Centre:
Network for Self-reliance of the rural poor
Tilonia 305 816, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
Tel: +91 1463 8804
Fax: +91 1463 8806
SEWA (women and work)
Reception Centre
Opp. Victoria Garden
Ahmedabad 380 001
Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)
Lilavatiben Lalbhai’s Bungalow
Civil Camp Road, Shahibaug
380 004 Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Tel: +91 79 286 8856 or +91 79 286 6695 or 7865636
Fax: +91 79 286 6513
E-mail: or Indu.Capoor@Warm.Net
CHETNA’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 380 009
Tel: +44 6560649/403027
Single Women’s Organisation: Networking Organisation.
Indira, F/7 Sagar Apartments, Behind Doordarhsan,
Opp. Sarthi Hotel, Bodak-Dev Road,
Ahmedabad 380054.
Women’s Studies Research Centre
Faculty of Home Science
M.S. University of Baroda
Baroda 390002
Women and Media Group
C/o B.U.J.
Prospect Chambers, Second Floor
D.N. Road
Bombay 400 001
The Women’s Centre of India
Nehru Road, Vokola
Santa Cruz, Bombay 400 005
Women’s Studies Unit
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 8313, Sion trombay Road
Deonar, Bombay 400008
The 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.
7, Manjiki, Makarand Society
Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim
Bombay 400016
Tel: 45 12 11/45 41 48
The 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
Tel: +91 022 207 2792
Fax: +91 022 201 8226
SNDT 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
Tel: +91 22 430 9676 or +91 22 431 6082
Fax: +91 22 431 9143
Akshara 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 Women
29,Bhatia Bhavan, 1st floor
Babrekar Marg, Dadar, Bombay 400028.
Tel. 91-22-422-2436
FAOW 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 Studies
S.N.D.T. Women’s University
Juhu Road, Santa Cruz
Bombay 400 049
Women’s Studies Unit
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Post Box 8318, Sion-Trombay Road, Deonar
Bombay 400088
A-2/4, Golden Valley,
Mumbai (Bombay) – 400 098
Tel: 6180394, 6160252
Majlis 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 Vashi
Navi Mumbai – 400 703
Tel: 91 22 766 18 06
Fax: 91 22 6204038 / 4138521.
Promote women’s participation in Science. Membership open to all science graduates.
Centre for Documentation and Research on Women (Aalochana)
86/11-B Kanchangalli
Poona 411 004
Tel: 212-343563
Anveshi Research Center for Women’s Studies
Osmania University Campus
Hyerabad – 500 007
67.2fl,Blumon, Mahatma Gandhi Rd
Bangalore 560001
Bangalore Joint Women’s Programme
73 Miller’s Road, Benson Town,
PO Box 4600, Bangalore 560046.
Tel: 080 333335.
Center for Informal Education and Development Studies
No. 7, Balaji Layout
Wheeler Road Extension
Bangalore 560 084
St. Ignatius Social Centre
Probhat Nagar, Honavar
P.O. UK (Dt)
Karnataka, India 581334
Working Women’s Forum
55 Bhimsena Garden Road
Madras 600 004
Tamil Nadu
Tel: 44-74553 or (9144) 4993937 or 4992853
Fax: 44-944444 or (9144) 4992853
Association of unorganised or Informal women workers.
Madras Women’s Indian Association
Indian Council for World Affairs, 43 Greenways
Madras 600028
Mother Teresa Women’s University
13 Race Course Road
Madras – 600032
Sisters, For Polycultural lesbians.
PO Box 26, Tambaram, Madras 600 059
Martec Center for the Advancement of Women
25 Cathedral Road
Tamil Nadu 600086
Centre for Development Studies
Ulloor Trivandrum
Kerala State 695011
Women’s Research Centre
P-595, Purna Das Road
Calcutta 700019
Joint Women’s Programme
16 Elgin Road, Calcutta 700020.
Tel: 033-749945
(Feminist Publisher)
16 Southern Avenue
Calcutta 700 026
Sanhita Gender Resource Centre
89B Raja Basanta Roy Road
700 029 Calcutta
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 Programme
JWP No. 15 Ramalinga Nagar, Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Kottivakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Madras 800041.


Asmita ( “identity”) Resource Center for Women.
Consciousness-raising for women in rural areas.
Road 2, West Maredpalli
Sikandrabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Tel: ++40 780 3745
Fax:++ 40 841697.
Jagori: A Women’s Organisation
C-54 South Extension, Part Two, New Delhi.
Tel: 642- 7015.
National Commission for Women
17 Mahadev Road
New Delhi
Tel: 91-11-332-6103
Fax: 91-11-332-5747
National Federation of Indian Women
210 Jorbahg
New Delhi
Research Institute for Women, Goa
Casal Gracias C-86
Tel: +91 230 538
Sanlaap Women’s Resource Center
c/o Sengupta
89b Raja Basanta Roy Road
Calcutta 29
Tibetan Women’s Association
Dharamsala, HP
Tel: 91-1892-2527
Fax: 91-1892-4213

Indian NGOs , NGOs in India


 Sexual Harassment in India, abuse, rape, pornography.

Dowry in India
Sati in India
Abortion in India, Infanticide, Foeticide, Son preference.
Prostitution in India

Domestic Violence in India

NGOs in India

Human rights in India


Women’s Health in India