What We Do

Nazdeek is a legal empowerment organization committed to bringing access to justice closer to marginalized communities in India. Our model fuses grassroots legal education, community monitoring of service delivery, use of judicial and non-judicial remedies, and strategic research and advocacy to advance social and economic rights.

Who We Are

We are a community of lawyers, activists, and researchers who believe the law can be a powerful tool in breaking the cycle of marginalization and advancing social justice.


Recent News

We celebrated a big win for community members in Baprola's government resettlement colony in September. After months of monitoring, reporting, and complaint-filing by Nazdeek's community paralegals, the Delhi government deployed two Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) to the colony.

Adivasi tea plantation workers in Assam have been gearing up for an upcoming wage campaign, calling for an increase in the wage of tea laborers to Rs. 350. In 2015, Nazdeek worked with tea workers and activists in Assam to secure a wage increase from Rs. 94 to Rs. 137 for 800,000 tea garden workers.

Nazdeek has been litigating on behalf of five female petitioners from Bhim Nagar – a slum in Delhi – in order for them to receive their maternity cash entitlements. In partnership with iProbono, Nazdeek has filed a contempt petition on behalf of the five petitioners regarding the lack of implementation of Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY).