SMS for Justice

Women Demand Access to Vital Services in Delhi

Nazdeek and the International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) released “SMS for Justice: Women Demand Access to Vital Services in Delhi” – a report based on a unique project that enables women living in Delhi’s slums and resettlement colonies to become leaders in their communities by identifying, monitoring, and reporting rights violations.

The report is a culmination of data and findings from the SMS for Justice Project implemented across two Delhi communities from 18 December, 2016 through 15 March, 2017, and highlights key issues faced by women in poor income areas, specifically in one resettlement colony, Rajiv Ratan Awas Yojana (RRAY), Baprola, and one Jhuggi Jhopri Cluster, Bhim Nagar, Nangloi.

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Claiming Justice

A study of CSO interventions in addressing atrocities against Dalits and Tribals in India

In 2014, Nazdeek in collaboration with the National Dalit Movement for Justice released the groundbreaking report Claiming Justice: A Study of Civil Society Organizations' (CSO) Interventions in Addressing Atrocities Against Dalits and Tribals. Based on an extensive five-state canvas of the Indian heartland, the report highlights interventions taken by five leading Dalit and Tribal organizations (Center for Dalit Rights, Dalit Stree Shakti, Dynamic Action Group, Navsarjan Trust, and Sampurna Gram Vikas Kendra) in supporting victims of atrocities through the criminal justice system.

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Delhi Housing Memos

In March 2014, Nazdeek partnered with the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago, to conduct comparative research on housing rights and policy in New Delhi, India, with a view toward identifying and addressing the major problems and challenges faced by slum-dwellers and homeless people in the city.

The right to adequate housing in New Delhi is a legal memorandum discussing the existing institutional agencies and housing policies in Delhi. The memorandum also provides an overview on the history of housing rights litigation in Delhi and concludes with observations raised by the research team following their field visit.

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No Time to Lose

Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality through Community Reporting

Nazdeek, PAJHRA and ICAAD released No Time to Lose: Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality through Community Reporting. The report brings to light the obstacles faced by Adivasi women in obtaining maternal health care in Assam – a state with the highest maternal mortality rate in India.

No Time to Lose reports on India's first attempt to collect and map cases of maternal and infant health violations reported by women living in tea gardens through SMS technology. The report is the culmination of the End MM Now Project, which fuses legal empowerment, community monitoring and technology.

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