Nirantar is grounded in the women’s movement. We focus on education as a feminist issue and we believe concerns central to the women’s movement must find a place within our work on education as well. We have engaged with various women’s rights issues, the rights of same- sex desiring and transgender people, the rights of the marginalized to entitlements such as the right to work as well as other struggles. Nirantar has also been involved in other democratic rights movements and struggles against communalism over the years. We promote literacy from a rights and empowerment perspective, which is also transformative and contextualized.