At Nirantar, we believe in enabling empowerment through education, seeing and shaping education processes from a critical, feminist perspective. We promote transformatory formal and non-formal learning processes which enable girls and women from marginalised communities to better understand and address their realities.
For us, gender is an identity; a way of being and seeing that includes other social dimensions, particularly those of caste, sexuality, religion, class and ethnicity.
Nirantar also works at the community-level and undertakes research and advocacy, particularly on critical issues which need greater attention from the State as well as civil society. Developing feminist leadership at the community level is an important part of our mandate.
Nirantar has been actively involved with the women's movement and other democratic rights movements since its inception in 1993.