'To Establish A Gender Just And Violence Free Society"

Akshara grew out of the contemporary Indian women's movement in the 1980s with the campaigns against violence against women. It was established formally in 1995 as a response to the growing need for material with a gender perspective.

Akshara strives to change lives of women - because women are half the population, have an unequal status, face violence in different forms and have to struggle from birth to death against huge odds.


  • To raise women's and public consciousness on gender inequality
  • To work towards empowerment of women and youth
  • To prevent violence on women
  • To build partnerships with different social movements for gender equality, laws and policies

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Thanks to everyone who signed our petition ‘www.change.org/mumbaisafe‘ we delivered the petition with 23753 online and 9600 offline signatures to CM Prithviraj Chavan. He has committed to making an action plan to make women feel safe in Mumbai and assured … Continue reading →