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Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives

Lucknow, India
Joined February 2019

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI) is a women-led and women-run human rights organization committed to the protection and advancement of the human rights of women, children.

Presence in: India
Focus: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives is a women-led and women-run human rights organization committed to the protection and advancement of the human rights of women, children and other marginalized communities. With direct field presence in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand and Jharkhand, AALI has been providing technical support to various human rights organisations and groups across India.

Established in 1998, AALI’s ideological framework, rooted in the United Nation’s CEDAW, envisions “an egalitarian system which recognizes women as equal human beings and promotes and protects their social, economic, and political rights guaranteed in the Constitution of India and in the international human rights treaties.”

Based on feminist perspective and human rights approach, AALI believes the law is both a powerful tool to ensure social justice as well as a site for change, hence it works with a multi-pronged strategic framework viz. Advocacy, Access to Justice and Capacity Building.

In keeping with this AALIs core mission is to

  • Facilitate access to justice for women and children, especially those from vulnerable and marginalized communities at the grass-root level
  • Better implementation and usage of laws for protection and promotion of women’s human rights through evidence based advocacy with different stake holders
  • Demanding state accountability for promoting, protecting and ensuring women’s human rights
  • Empowering women and children with an understanding of the constitutional framework and laws to enable them to demand their rights and participate in all levels of governance

Facilitate inclusion of voices from the local level in the national and global discourse on women’s human rights.

People Associated With This Organization

Renu Mishra

India  
Association for Advocacy and Legal...
Joined February 2019
Interests: Access to Information, Criminal Justice, Gender-based violence, Women's Rights
Ms. Renu Mishra, Executive Director

Renu Mishra, a lawyer and the current Executive Director of AALI has been an integral part of the women’s movement for the past 16 years and been associated with (AALI) since 2007. She undertook direct case intervention and formulating legal strategies in cases of violence against women and children and has been a stimulating trainer on law and gender. In her work in the field of social justice and human rights at the grassroots she has broadened the scope of access to justice to more preventative work focusing on decent working conditions, economic empowerment and social inclusion. Renu is particularly invested in and has extensive experience in a woman’s right to choose and agency in relationships. She is a recipient of the International Women’s Day Shabri Award, 2010; the Hindustan Times Woman of the Year Award, 2014; and the Women Security Award, 2015.
Renu Mishra is the network champion (main point of contact) for Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives.

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