Sahanivasa

Sahanivasa

Sahanivasa has been active in the Chittoor district in the constituent state Andhra Pradesh since 1985, where they have helped the casteless (Dalits), landless workers and women fight for their rights. Sahanivasa has fought for fair land reforms, wages and women’s rights.

Sahanivasa has fought for the implementation of land reforms, organizing for minimum wages and tenancy rights as well as gender equity and rights. They monitor, document and disseminate information about human rights violations (discrimination, rape, burning of villages, etc. by higher castes and state agencies) as well as violations of women rights and they organize local actions to address such violations.

Sahanivasa lobbies actively for changes in existing laws, new laws and the implementation of the laws governing these issues. Furthermore, the organization works to empower and increase the confidence of the populations with which they work.