CHITRA is leading human rights network of the grassroots NGOs, Civil Societies Organization (CSO), Social activists, Progressive media person, Academicians and Lawyers in the India. It is dedicated to enhance the knowledge, respect, and observance of human rights & democracy to encourage exchange of information and experiences through training, education, research, advocacy, lobbying and networking on behalf of slum dwellers, tribal’s, dalits, unorganized workers, women, children, HIV+ people, disabled persons and minority community in India. CHITRA believe in access to social justice for the poor and marginalized sections of society and deepening democracy in the interest of the marginalized. Using the law, education and publication to create awareness and fight against human rights violations, the focus remains on sustaining a network for immediate, effective and collective action from village to national levels. CHITRA is Hindi words, which means more visible, more transparent, thus CHITRA believes in transparency, accountability, community based governance and equal justice in the society. CHITRA is operating since 2005 and currently working with partner organization in 11 states in India
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Founded on the core values of Equality, development and Human rights & Democracy – the CHITRA collective believes that the state must uphold and safeguard human rights of all- without exclusion and discrimination. The Indian state in our view is beholden to guarantee special measures and safeguards to protect the rights and universal entitlements for the most socially excluded people residing within its jurisdiction. All planning and development processes should be inclusive of all socially excluded groups.
To have a dent free society where equal rights are assured for every person irrespective of age, sex, caste, creed and religion and every human being can avail of an opportunity to live with dignity.
CHITRA will strive to realize its vision by promoting and formulating gender sensitive and right based development policies, strategies and programs. CHITRA will be proactive in the policy making process, grassroots advocacy and empowerment of community to seek social justice, equality, transparency, community based governance and accountability within the society.
The main objective of the CHITRA (Centre for Human rights Initiative Training and Research Association) is to combat all forms of violation of rights of the Schedule cast; Schedule Tribes & others marginalized community and increase their access to the justice system. CHITRA has protection and promotion of human rights & democracy for women, men, children, youth, and aged peoples of SC / ST / OBC & minority community. CHITRA will develop leadership qualities among women and ensure equal democratic rights to them. In addition to pro bono legal services, we seek to strengthen human rights mechanisms through training, advocacy and campaigns to safeguard the rights of the marginal section of societies. CHITRA works on varying issues of human rights; CHITRA ensures that human rights & democracy are incorporated in all areas of developmental works.
CHITRA is registered as a Civil Society organization under society’s registration act of XXI of 1860 and registered under 12A and under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. All donations are exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961
CHITRA is dedicated to the protection of the fundamental rights of the poor and to increase access to basic resources for marginalized communities. It is also works towards Economic Social Cultural Rights (ESCR) increased awareness of the peoples. Dialogues with the community, local traditional leaders, as well as government and community based organizations, rights and responsibilities, development and management plans for their environment including education and resource generation are actively encourage and facilitate. CHITRA defends human rights by opposing violations, strengthening enforcement mechanisms, sensitizing the public, and campaigning for our rights through:
Our work is made possible through your generous support. Everyday, CHITRA units across the country are called upon to act on a range of issues impacting the rights of the poor and marginalized. Using the law, education, and publication to create awareness and fight against human rights violations, the focus remains on sustaining a network for immediate, effective and collective action.
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CHITRA - Centre for Human Rights Initiative, Training and Research Association
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New Delhi 100 092
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