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ABOUT ANANDI

ANANDI in Gujarati signifies Joyfulness and it is our endeavour that all our struggles and work help make this world a joyful place for all especially the most vulnerable women.

ANANDI which also stands for Area Networking and Development Initiatives, has been working with over 10,000 rural poor women from four districts of Gujarat since 1995. Forming women’s collectives and working towards changing the nature and direction of systemic forces which marginalise women has been an integral component of ANANDI’s work in Gujarat.

What We Do

FIELD LEVEL INTERVENTIONS
ANANDI works directly with communities in 4 districts of Gujarat – Panchamahaals, Dahod, Morbi and Bhavnagar. Since 1995 ANANDI started working in some of the vulnerable and marginalized communities to address issues of sustainable livelihoods, safety and security of women and young girls, ensuring entitlements, strengthening governance and improving access to quality education
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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP BUILDING
ANANDI began its work with a clear mission that it would invest in creating grassroots women’s leadership so that they can influence and shape the development agenda to address their needs. In doing so ANANDI has nurtured 7 grass roots women’s organizations to address the diverse needs of women.
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CAMPAIGNS AND NETWORKING
In working towards gender equality with an empowerment approach the key strategies used are organizing campaigns for awareness, changing community’s mindsets to alter the gender relations. Networking with likeminded organizations at multiple level enables local to global connections required reach the goal of gender equality.
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FEMINIST RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY
From early on ANANDI undertook action research projects to create a bridge between feminist praxis and theory by putting out papers that drew lessons and reflections from our field based work. This also formed the basis of our advocacy and research work.
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FIELD LEVEL INTERVENTIONS

ANANDI works directly with communities in 4 districts of Gujarat – Panchamahaals, Dahod, Morbi and Bhavnagar. Since 1995 ANANDI started working in some of the vulnerable and marginalized communities to address issues of sustainable livelihoods, safety and security of women and young girls, ensuring entitlements, strengthening governance and improving access to quality education

CAMPAIGNS AND NETWORKING

In working towards gender equality with an empowerment approach the key strategies used are organizing campaigns for awareness, changing community’s mindsets to alter the gender relations. Networking with likeminded organizations at multiple level enables local to global connections required reach the goal of gender equality.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP BUILDING

ANANDI began its work with a clear mission that it would invest in creating grassroots women’s leadership so that they can influence and shape the development agenda to address their needs. In doing so ANANDI has nurtured 7 grass roots women’s organizations to address the diverse needs of women.

FEMINIST RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY

From early on ANANDI undertook action research projects to create a bridge between feminist praxis and theory by putting out papers that drew lessons and reflections from our field based work. This also formed the basis of our advocacy and research work.

News And Events

The highlights of “Gram Uday se Bharat Uday” (Village Self Governance Campaign) an initiative promoted by the Central Government, in collaboration with States and Panchayats, that was undertaken with the participation of ANANDI promoted sangathans and ANANDI team in Gujarat.   Read More…

The glorious journey of twenty years of ANANDI and the grand celebration on 9 July 2015 with the team and the Sangathans. To many more years of feminist solidarity and praxis, more women’s collectives, transformative leadership , empowerment and a dynamic team. A big thanks to our board member for joining us on this day.       Read More…

Ab ki baar hamara Adhikar. Kusumben, leader from the Devgarh Mahila Sangathan Gujarat speaking at the rally in Delhi