What Is Nirantar?
Nirantar:n., adj: ceaseless or continuous.
We are a non-profit organisation working on gender and education over the last two decades. We are an active part of the women’s movement in India and draw our values from feminist principles. We are firmly rooted in community-based work, which informs our research and advocacy too.
What We Do?
Nirantar started with a focus on adult women from rural marginalised communities; and slowly extended its work to include Dalit, Adivasi, and Muslim girls as well. Also, we have started looking at young people as a political constituency, expanding our work to urban poor communities, and enabling empowering education for young people.
Our initiatives and mandate are driven by the need to ask ‘why’, to build a critical understanding of social structures to move towards greater equity and gender-just society. Through our work, we seek to push boundaries of the ongoing discourses and address inequalities and injustices.