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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). 

At the end of August, Nazdeek and ICAAD launched the SMS for Justice project in two new communities in Delhi! More than 35 women and girls from two informal settlements – Ambedkar Camp and Khajuri Khas – have started to identify, monitor, and report rights violations.

In the past four months, Nazdeek has completed four rights-based trainings in Ambedkar Camp and Khajuri Khas in Delhi. The training topics have covered the state as a protector of human rights, the right to safe motherhood, the right to food, and the right to water and sanitation. At Ambedkar Camp, Nazdeek works with 8 women living in the camp...

The All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) and Adivasi women’s groups - Nazdeek’s partners in Assam - held a demonstration on 24 April 2017 to protest the degrading “Alarm Bajne Se Pehle Jaago Re” campaign started by Tata Tea. The ad was released in February as a part of the company’s ongoing campaign “with the central theme of pre-activism.” Through their campaign...

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...

Basic health, nutrition, sanitation, and housing are routinely denied to women living in Delhi’s informal settlements. Many belonging to Dalit and Muslim communities, these women face a number of challenges in obtaining essential services that they are entitled to by law, like reproductive healthcare, access to toilets, and clean water...

We are thrilled to announce that Nazdeek has won the inaugural Namati Justice Prize! Selected from over 160 organizations from across the globe, the panel of expert…