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Institute for Development Education and Learning (IDEAL CSJ)

To strengthen human rights culture & an all-inclusive pluralist society, free of violence, injustice, discrimination, prejudices and stereotyping.

Presence in: India
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Women's Rights

Established in 1993, Institute for Development Education and Learning – Centre for Social Justice (henceforth referred as CSJ) is a human rights organisation fighting for the rights of the marginalised and the vulnerable, principally in the sphere of access to justice. Inspired by Freirean thought, CSJ has been active in more than ten States across India creating human rights interventions using the law as a key strategy through an intimate engagement with grassroots realities. Over the last 25 years, CSJ’s experience in the access to justice field has led to the development of a unique conceptualisation of vulnerability founded in the interface between individual and collective identities. This has meant that CSJ not only assists in the empowerment of vulnerable communities through the enforcement of socio-economic and civil-political rights but also (within a broadly restorative view of justice), more crucially, engages with reordering social relations that perpetuate discrimination and violence with a view towards a long-term re-alignment of intra- and inter-community dynamics of power. CSJ works with the law as a medium to bring about social change and legal empowerment among the vulnerable and marginalised communities.

People Associated With This Organization

Nupur Sinha

India  
Institute for Development Education and...
Joined July 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Women's Rights
Working with IDEAL CSJ as managing trustee.
Nupur Sinha is the network champion (main point of contact) for Institute for Development Education and Learning (IDEAL CSJ).

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