AALI envisions an egalitarian social system that recognizes women as complete individuals and equal human beings through advocacy for women’s human rights. Our organization undertakes research, activism, and direct response with a strong focus on violence against women and the right to choice and decision-making in relationship.
About our Organization
Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives Trust (AALI) is a women-led organization committed to the protection and advancement of rights of women, children and other marginalized communities. AALI has direct field presence in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Bihar, and provides technical support to various women rights’ organizations and groups across India.
Established in 1998, AALI’s ideological framework, rooted in the United Nation’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), envisions “An egalitarian system which recognizes women as equal human beings and promotes and protects their social, economic, and citizenship rights’ guaranteed in the Constitution of India and in the international human rights treaties.”
Based on feminist perspective and right based approach, AALI believes the law is both, a site for change as well as a powerful tool to ensure social justice. Hence it works with a multi-pronged strategic framework viz. Active Citizenship, Advocacy and Access to Justice.
Mission & Objectives
- To advocate and work for the issues and concerns of women, especially those from marginalized and deprived communities.
- To undertake fact-findings, legal research, and policy analysis focused on women’s rights issues, particularly on the right to choice in relation to sexual autonomy.
- To act as a legal support organization and resource center with a feminist perspective for other women’s groups, collectives, organizations, institutions, and individuals.
- To create, publish, and distribute material pertaining to women’s rights, issues, and concerns.
- To provide legal and other required assistance to women, especially abused women, as well as initiate legal action and intervene in legal issues pertaining to the right to choice and violence against women.
- To network and maintain links with other organizations and women’s groups at the regional, national, and international levels on issues related to women.