Caritas India, founded in 1962, is the official development arm (registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI 1860 (the Punjab Amendment Act 1957) of the Catholic Churches in India. The word Caritas originates from Latin, which means, Love in Action. The name connotes the efforts to bring Compassion and Love to Humanity. Caritas India is a member of Caritas confederation of more than 160 member organizations working in nearly 200 countries, making it the second largest humanitarian network in the world.
Steered by the Gospel principles of love and compassion, and rooted in the commitment for inalienable human rights and social justice, Caritas India has worked in a mission mode, to alleviate human suffering. It believes that there is a close relationship between poverty and the denial of human rights and fundamental freedom, where lack of human rights and fundamental freedom can be both a cause and consequence of poverty. Since its inception, Caritas India has been unique in its strategic responsiveness to emerging social challenges in international and national levels by engaging with social researchers, proponents and the policy makers.
FREND- Tata trust
Enabling rural Indian women’s access to technology, FREND empowers them with access to information, skill development and livelihood opportunities. Having trained nearly 24 million beneficiaries through our 68,000-plus Internet Saathi network, we are now working towards generating livelihoods for these budding Saathi entrepreneurs.
The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) is a network of non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world, who share a deep concern for the women, children and men whose human rights have been violated by the criminal practice of human trafficking.
GAATW is committed to work for changes in the political, economic, social and legal systems and structures which contribute to the persistence of trafficking in persons and other human rights violations in the context of migratory movements for diverse purposes, including security of labour and livelihood. In particular, GAATW addresses the diverse issues arising from the trafficking in persons as currently defined in the Palermo Protocol. Within this framework, it addresses the core aspects of trafficking in persons: forced labour and services in all sectors of the formal and informal economy as well as the public and private organisation of work. Furthermore, GAATW promotes and defends the rights and safety of all migrants and their families against the threats of an increasingly globalised and informal labour market.
From 2009-2016, the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme worked in seven of India's poorest States to help socially excluded communities to claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. In total, PACS worked with 225 Civil Society Organisation (CSO) partners, covering 90 districts, 517 blocks, 22,404 villages and 23,206 Community Based Organisations (CBOs).
Key themes :
Whilst the overarching aim of the PACS programme was to address social exclusion, PACS projects focused on two main key themes:
Access to sustainable livelihoods - helping socially excluded communities to improve their livelihoods through access to the MGNREGA employment scheme, land and forest rights, inclusive livelihood models and skills training.
Rights to basic services - supporting socially excluded communities to access various government education and health and nutrition schemes.
Established in 2005 as a Public Trust, Phia Foundation is a charity registered under Indian Trusts Act 1882 that works to tackle poverty across India. Our team, partners and networks strive to use their knowledge and expertise in sustainable development to empower communities, challenge discrimination and end poverty in India’s poorest and most marginalized communities.
Phia Foundation believes in promoting equality, dignity and social justice so that everyone regardless of gender, caste, class, ethnicity, religion, colour, culture and physical abilities can live a life free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination.
Phia Foundation pins hopes on the sea change in the way they look at the things where the people of all castes, categories and creeds can lead a life without poverty, exclusion and discrimination. Each of the citizen irrespective of and men and women, rich and poor in the ideal society must have access to the rights, justice and dignity.
ABOUT PLAN INDIA
Plan India is a nationally registered not for profit organisation striving to advance children’s rights and equality for girls, thus creating a lasting impact in the lives of vulnerable and excluded children and their communities.
Since 1979, Plan India and its partners have improved the lives of millions of children and young people by enabling them access to protection, quality education and healthcare services, a healthy environment, livelihood opportunities and participation in decisions which affect their lives.
Plan India is a member of the Plan International Federation, an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Plan International is active in more than 70 countries.