Ongoing Projects

Current Project

Strengthening Local Democracy

Partner: Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative   Key Words: 73rd Amendment, Local Democracy, Last Mile Governance and E-Governance (Digital Literacy), Women’s leadership through SHG, livelihood   Context: In the current information age, Internet, with its enabling, facilitating and wealth creating potential, it has become a powerful enabler to enhance the quality of life by brining equity in many spheres. The key barriers to digital inclusion are lack of affordable access ,…

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“Research as Pedagogy, Advocacy and…

Collaboration between Dr. BMN College of Home Science and PUKAR PUKAR promotes research as a right for everyone and uses it as tool for pedagogy, advocacy, intervention and transformation. Based on our experience of working with community youth and the transformation we noticed in their knowledge, skills and attitude, we realized a need to engage with undergraduate students in more structured format. In 2014 PUKAR and Dr. BMN College of…

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Need for Low Cost Health…

October 2016-March 2019 Partners:Swasth Foundation This project aimed at evaluating the health care needs of citizens of informal settlements and existing provisions for it in their area.  It located residents of informal settlements suffering from Diabetes and High Blood Pressure by conducting surveys in 2000 households and then assessed the health care expenditures, the medicinal expenditure, the progression of their disease and the level of satisfaction/dissatisfaction that the residents had…

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Community Based Participatory Research and Advocacy (CBPAR), accredited with TISS, Mumbai
Current Project

Diploma/Certificate course in Community Based…

A unique opportunity offered by PUKAR for Mumbai's Youth to understand and experience the city through research. This is a year-long activity-based weekend course which offers an avenue to identify, understand and study the issues of local communities. The course aims to nurture the knowledge, talent and passions of youth and promotes their right to research. The knowledge which they create at the end of the course also gives them…

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Journey Towards Dignity

2015- On going Partners:  Westwind Nursery/ StreeBal Shakti WHEELS Global Foundation American Jewish Women’s Service Stitching DIDA Looking at spates of violence against women in various forms happening continuously in the past two years, and finding its genesis in the subject of menstrual health and Hygiene, picked by a group of Mumbra girls for the Youth Fellowship, PUKAR, in collaboration with Stree Bal Shakti, a CSO tending to women and…

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5 fellows who are living in different parts of city, working in social sector studied various aspects of child sexual abuse and its awareness among parents and teachers. The study revealed the urgent need to create massive awareness around POSCO guidelines and its awareness in the communities and schools. Teachers are required effective training and support to implement child friendly guidelines.

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Current Project

The Innovation group wanted to bring some clarity to the intensely debated decision of scrapping Triple Talaq through their study. Among the 413 Muslim respondents who were surveyed by this group, a majority expressed happiness that the Triple Talaq was no more a reality. A majority also expressed discomfort because they felt targeted, and saw it as an interference in their Shariyat. The research has also highlighted the lack of…

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