Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives Trust (AALI) is a women-led organization dedicated to upholding and promoting the rights of women, chil Read moredren, and marginalized communities. With a direct field presence in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, and Bihar, AALI offers technical support to various women's rights organizations and groups across India. Established in 1998, AALI's guiding principles draw inspiration from the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Its vision is to create an egalitarian system that recognizes women as equal human beings, safeguarding their social, economic, and citizenship rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of India and international human rights treaties. AALI operates from a feminist perspective and employs a rights-based approach, viewing the law both as a catalyst for change and a potent tool for achieving social justice. To achieve its mission, AALI employs a multifaceted strategic framework, including Active Citizenship, Access to Justice, and Addressing Knowledge Gaps. AALI’s mission is to advocate for the rights and needs of women, especially those belonging to disadvantaged and marginalized communities. It is deeply involved in conducting fact-finding missions and legal research focused on women's rights, particularly their right to sexual autonomy. Operating as a legal support organization and resource center, it embraces a feminist perspective and collaborates closely with various women's groups, collectives, organizations, institutions, and individuals. It actively creates, publishes, and disseminates materials addressing women's rights, issues, and concerns. The comprehensive services encompass providing essential legal assistance to women in vulnerable situations, especially those who have experienced abuse. Furthermore, it initiates legal actions and intervenes in cases pertaining to the right to choose and violence against women. It maintains strong connections with regional, national, and international organizations and women's groups dedicated to women's issues.
In 2022-23, AALI’s initiatives has had the following impact - Community Intervention and Leadership Building Programme - 40,350+ community women and adolescent girls were reached. Youth Engagement Programme 5100+ girls and youth from schools and colleges were reached. Survivors’ Rehabilitation Programme 30-35 survivors from Lucknow and Ranchi are a part of this currently. Stakeholders’ Engagement Program - 22 sensitisation workshops with various stakeholders from the states of UP, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. 1 State Colloquium was held in Ranchi on Right to Mobility Coalition for Women’s Rights 2 coalitions with 150+ participants in each Research & Evidence Building Programme One research was conducted and 29 fact findings were done 16 States reached through direct intervention and collaborative action. 13,995 Survivors directly and indirectly assisted through pro bono socio-legal aid in cases of gender and identity-based violence. 41,388 State Actors and Civil Society Partners trained with rights-based approach and feminist perspective to accessing justice. 377,709 Community Members and Stakeholders made aware of their rights and duties. 4,800,780 lives touched through AALI’s support and engagement.
Access to justice
AALI's Access to Justice strategy embodies a feminist and rights-based approach to address violations of women and children's rights. This survivor-centric model directly responds to gender and identity-based violence. It includes offering pro bono legal assistance to women and children, coordinating comprehensive multi-stakeholder responses, and prioritizing survivors' well-being, rehabilitation, and socio-economic empowerment. AALI's successful pro bono socio-legal intervention model is extended to district levels, where it provides active technical support and guidance to community-based organizations and lawyers nationwide, promoting replication and scaling.
AALI employs the Active Citizenship strategy to foster civil society participation in establishing an egalitarian, non-discriminatory, and rights-centered social environment. Within this approach, AALI engages with diverse groups, including community-based organizations, lawyers, youth, women leaders, teachers' associations, and social workers. The goal is to enhance their understanding of gender equality, bolster legal literacy, and broaden awareness of rights. AALI places special emphasis on empowering women from marginalized backgrounds by equipping them with knowledge about their civil, political, social, and economic rights. This empowerment enables them to assume leadership roles, make informed decisions, and drive positive change within their communities.
Addressing the Knowledge Gaps
AALI engages in partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, both governmental and non-governmental entities, spanning the judiciary, administration, NGOs, civil society organizations, and groups at various levels—national, regional, and local. Their collaborative efforts are directed towards advancing women's rights and enhancing access to justice for women and children. AALI frequently collaborates with public institutions, offering technical expertise and support for the effective implementation of gender-oriented laws and policies.
Furthermore, AALI actively fosters collaboration within civil society to amplify the voices of grassroots women, not only at the national but also at the international level. Concurrently, AALI conducts comprehensive research initiatives to shed light on the real-life experiences and challenges faced by women in various contexts.
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2019-20IncomeRs.15,460,963ExpensesRs.15,460,963Admin ExpensesRs.201,084Program ExpensesRs.15,259,879Tip: Click on any value above to exclude it.
2020-21IncomeRs.20,066,367ExpensesRs.20,066,367Admin ExpensesRs.304,790Program ExpensesRs.19,761,577Tip: Click on any value above to exclude it.
2021-22IncomeRs.24,663,361ExpensesRs.24,663,361Admin ExpensesRs.336,018Program ExpensesRs.24,327,343Tip: Click on any value above to exclude it.