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Empowering the communities to access their rights over land, water, forests and other commons; advocating for their participation in public welfare schemes; restoring rights of women and girls, and ensuring their safety; ensuring the rights of children, their education and protection; and advocating for providig them with equal socio-economic opportunities;
Basic Information About The Initiative
Disha Kendra has been working in the tribal belt of Karjat block in Raigad district since 1978. After separating from the peopleﾒs organization Jagrut Bhaubandhi Sangathan in 1989 to make the peopleﾒs organization an independent entity with a new name Jagrut Kashtakari Sangathan, Disha Kendra has been working as a training, research and development support organization. The partnership with ActionAid has been going on since 2006. Disha Kendra in collaboration with AA has supported peoplesﾒ struggles to gain control over natural resources like land, water, forest and common properties, ensuring implementation of MREGA, PDS and other laws and programmes for their development.