EQUALS NEWS LETTER

"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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"Rights & Justice"
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Our Collaborations

OUR COLLABORATIONS

1.Bapu Trust, Pune

       Bhargavi Davar established Bapu Trust in 1999 as the first national-level organization in India entirely devoted to challenging the values, principles, and practices of the Indian mental health system. Drawing on years of work as an academic researcher, she operates on the conviction that medical interventions to manage the mentally ill have excluded attempts to address the social and structural causes of disease, and have resulted in a failed, paternalistic model of care. Bhargavi has for a number of years been at the forefront of initiatives to confront and address the problems of her country’s mental health system. For instance, Bapu Trust aims to regulate the overgrown authority of mental health institutions in India, which currently deny patients any role in making decisions about their treatment. The trust works with judges, government officers, and citizen groups to establish laws and regulations that protect the basic rights of people who suffer from mental illness.

2.Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA)

Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) is a policy research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. It analyses public policies and government finances in India, and advocates for greater transparency, accountability and public participation in budget processes.

http://www.cbgaindia.org/

3.Ektha

Ektha, a non-governmental organisation for, by and of people with neurological impairment formed for the purpose of advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities.

4.Inclusive Planet

"The Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability Law and Policy was established in 2012 by the late Rahul Cherian in order to create an entity with the mandate of making effective and concentrated efforts in ensuring that legislative policy was inclusive of the needs and concerns for persons with disabilities. The Centre focuses on monitoring proposals to amend or introduce fresh legislation or policy and to intervene so as to make the same more meaningful for persons with disabilities and to ensure compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, by sourcing responses from persons with disabilities and organizations working with them.

The Centre is presently represented by Amba Salelkar.

Inclusive Planet Centre for Disability Law and Policy
12/21 Custain Beach Road, Santhome,
Chennai 600004
044 24611313
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www.inclusiveplanet.org.in

5.Initiatives: Women in Development (IWID)

Formed in 1989, Initiatives: Women in Development (IWID), is an initiative of a group of women activists across India. As an advocacy; lobbying and resource organisation, we are focused on our commitment towards the empowerment of marginalized women both within NGOs and in the context of larger society. We accomplish this through capacity building of NGOs (both perspective and organizational), gender-sensitive policy advocacy at national and international platforms, creation of space and opportunities within NGOs for empowerment of women.
IWID in special consultative status with UN ECOSOC serves as a strong advocacy and lobby center at the UN level and acts as a link between grass root level and policy making bodies.

http://www.iwidindia.org/

6.Mind Arcs

Mind Arcs’ seeks to change the meaning of ‘madness’ or ‘mental illness’ that we and the world around us have been conditioned to believe. Every individual ‘mad’ or ‘un-mad’ have their own personality traits which they can attribute towards similar experiences of madness. Unfortunately, everything we do today seems to follow conventional make-up and structure. This hinders our individualistic growth because each of us have our own unique styles, make up, thoughts, feelings or experiences which need to be cultivated and cared for. This includes our mental health and well-being. It only is more so for those having a mental illness but is not limited to this group of people. By supporting each other as individuals and as a community or a society, the braided threads of madness, creativity and disability can invoke…inspire…and awaken hope, transformation and empowerment in every single person.

http://mindarcs.wordpress.com/

7.Organisation for Development Action (ODA)

ODA is a value based capacity building development organization established in the year 2003 to promote community based rehabilitation work among the persons with disabilities and other marginalized people.

Plot # 3, 7th Cross, Thirunagar
Karumandapam, Trichirapally – 620001
Tamil Nadu – South India
Telephone : +91 431 - 6530 688/ 9443410700

8.Vasantham Federation

Vasantham Federation is a federation of Self Help Groups across the villages of Tiruvallur District. The federation is involved in advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities in the districts.

9.Vidya Sagar
We focus on

  • Persons with cerebral palsy, no matter how profoundly affected, and other disabilities, where facilities are inaccessible
  • Their families and communities they live in
  • Demystification, independence and social inclusion

We believe

  •  In the right to equality of opportunity
  •  In the right to make informed choices and so meet one’s individual needs
  • That disability is a development and a human rights issue

We value

  • Differences
  • Collective initiative
  • The spirit and positive attitude we bring to our work each day

Vidya Sagar, No:1, Ranjith Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai - 600 085.

10.Women’s Collective

Women’s Collective is a collective of more than 100,000 Women spread over in 15 districts in Tamilnadu. working for the empowerment of the rural and marginalized women, children, elders.

The Collective is facilitated by Ms.Sheelu through participatory process and was started way back in 1994. It was the time when leadership of women among NGOs was a rare affair and mostly women were field workers executing orders at village level. Now WC work covers 1383 villages falling under 17 Parliament constituencies, 31 assembly constituency, 581 Village Panchayats, 72 taluks, 88 unions, 4 city Corporations and 18 districts. The Team consists of 191 volunteers at varied level. 33coordinators. 48% Volunteers are daliths, 22% Single women, 2% Physically Challenged, 1 % Muslims, 33% Christians, 3% men.

WC was registered under Tamil Nadu Societies registration act 1975 on 15th of September, 2001 as a not for Profit Voluntary organization. It is been registered under 12 A section of Income Tax and has Income Tax exemptions u/s 80G, WC got its FCRA registration very recently in July 2011 under the new FCRA act.

http://womenscollective.net/