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.

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With the support of our funder, Amplify Change, Nazdeek is currently working in two informal settlement communities in Delhi. In Ambedkar Camp and Khajuri Khas, we’ve completed baseline assessments to determine the community’s understanding of various government services in relation to health, nutrition, sanitation, and housing...

In December 2016, Nazdeek filed a contempt petition in the High Court of Delhi on behalf of Sunderekha – one of the women we have worked closely with in Nangloi, an informal settlement in Delhi.  She was denied her cash benefit under Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana – a government scheme for pregnant women...

Nazdeek has completed a baseline study at Khajuri Khas – an informal settlement in Delhi – and gathered data on issues faced by women and their families related to health, nutrition, sanitation, and housing. This data will be used to ensure our interventions (such as training and litigation) are effective and address actual needs and priorities of the community...