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Women's organizations
Supporting programs and projects on women's involvement in politics, governance and decision-making

Akshara: A women's resource centre
It produces low cost publications for women's organizations and activists. In 1995 Akshara received 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.
Address: 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

All India Democratic Women's Association
AIDWA is a left oriented women's organization committed to achieving democracy, equality and women's emancipation. It has a membership of more than 5.4 million. The site features events and issues affecting women of India as well as updates on AIDWA's campaigns on empowerment and economic independence.

Address: All India Democratic Women's Association
23, Vital Bhai Patel House
Rafi Marg
New Delhi-110001
Tel 3710476
Fax 371-6515

Asmita ( "identity") Resource Center for Women
Consciousness-raising for women in rural areas.

Address: Road 2, West Maredpalli
Andhra Pradesh,
Tel: 9140 780 3745
Fax: 9140 841697.

Department of Women and Child Development
Secretary: Hon. Kasturi Gupta Menon

Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India, Shastri Bhavan
New Delhi - 110 001, India

Tel: 3383586
Fax. No. : 3381800 , 3070480

Forum Against the Oppression of Women

A campaign group, which takes up issues like dowry, wife-beating, sexual harassment.

Address: 29 Bhatia Bhawan, Babrekar Marg, Gokhale Road (North), Dadar (West),Bombay 400028 INDIA|

Indian National Green Party
Among others the Party is committed to the following: the protection of women’s rights to equal respect, opportunity and responsibility in society; basing policies on ensuring equal access by women to all areas of political, social, intellectual and economic endeavor; and increased and equitable participation by women in all decision-making processes.
Address: A 45, Paryavaran Complex
South of Saket, New Delhi-110030  
Phone : +91-11-6515079, 6525053
Fax : +91-11-6967514


An umbrella organization dealing with domestic health, consciousness raising, social upliftment, violence against women in the workforce.

Contact Shashwati Ghosh at or or
Anchita Ghatak at


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 research and documentation on issues concerning women.

Address: A-2/4, Golden Valley
Kalina, Mumbai (Bombay)
400 098 India
Tel: 6180394, 6160252

National Alliance of Women's Organisations

Address: 20-J/ 3, Krishna Nagar
Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi 110029
Tel  91 - 6171446
Fax 91-6178622
Contact: Ms. Ruth Manorma

National Commission for Women

Address: 4, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg
New Delhi-110 002
Tel: 91-11-3237166, 91-11-3236988
Fax: 91-11-3236154

Network of Women in Media, India
The Network of Women in Media, India, is an association which aims to provide a forum for women in media professions to share information and resources, exchange ideas, promote media awareness and ethics, and work for gender equality and justice within the media and society. Local groups linked to the NWMI are currently functioning in 16 centres across the country.
Email at


Deals with many women's issues from domestic violence to labor issues. Activities range from counseling, service provision, education and outreach, mobilizing and organizing, activism.

Address: 2124 16th B Main 1-A Cross
HAL IInd Stage,
Bangalore 560038
Tel (9180) 526 9307

Women's Studies Unit
It 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.

Address: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 8313, Sion trombay Road,
Bombay 400008