Nirantar works towards enabling empowering education, especially for girls and women from marginalised communities. We seek to promote transformatory formal and non-formal learning processes which enable the marginalised to better understand and address their realities. Our focus on gender interlinks strongly with other social dimensions, in particular those of caste, sexuality and religion. Nirantar promotes access to information, literacy, and perspective and skill building through interactive trainings and educational resources that are simple but not simplistic. 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. Our work is strongly rooted in lives of rural women. 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. We bring a feminist perspective and concerns central to these movements into all our areas of work.