What Is Nirantar?
The meaning of 'Nirantar' is ceaseless or continuous. We are a non-profit, feminist organisation registered under the Trusts Act of India 2000. We are an integral part of autonomous women’s movement of India and draw our values from feminist principles. We are an organisation firmly rooted in the community-based work, and has presence at both national and international level in the areas of research and advocacy.
What We Do?
Nirantar's work in education involves non-formal, structured learning processes, as well as formal education, such as school and higher education. Nirantar began with a focus on adult rural women; today, we also work towards enabling empowering education for young people.
Questioning 'why', to build a critical understanding of existing realities in order to move towards greater equity and justice, is at the core of our work. In all our areas of work, including research and advocacy, Nirantar seeks to push boundaries and explore significant areas of gender justice.
Nirantar's work in the area of women's education is not limited to literacy, and includes research, along with publication of books and curricula related to women's learning
In the realm of adolescent education, our work relates to school and higher education such as strengthening teachers training and textbook writing, along with non formal education centre for urban marginalised adolescents.
Nirantar also undertakes capacity building as well as the development of teaching-learning materials so that issues of sexuality may be addressed by organisations that work with young people.
We conduct gender training as well as sexuality training, on request, for NGOs as well as government programmes.
We confront the issues around Gender-based Violence (GBV) and sexuality through capacity building, creating teaching-learning materials to enable community-based programmes to strengthen their Violence against Women (VAW) programmes by addressing sexuality issues, beyond sexual violence.
Nirantar also responds to requests for reviews and evaluations of agencies and programmes, both governmental and non-governmental.