YUVA Rural

Since YUVA started its work in Mumbai in 1984, the need to expand its mandate in response to the growing concerns and experience with the vulnerable and marginalised sections was imperative. The early initiation in working with the urban poor in Mumbai clearly showed that the roots of their condition were related to the inequity and economic security in the rural complex. This strengthened an earlier conclusion that the issues and conditions affecting the poor were complexly and inextricably bound together, whether in the rural or urban situation.

As a result, YUVA Rural was established in 1994. Since its inception, YUVA Rural has been undertaking strategic interventions in issues related to livelihood, natural resource management, gender, social discrimination, governance and human rights in the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra.

YUVA Rural has project offices in four districts—Akola, Bhandara, Buldhana and Wardha—and currently has its head office in Nagpur. YUVA Rural is implementing projects in 11 districts of Vidharbha through a strong and dedicated staff of 20 members and a large number of volunteers. Apart from this, it is also in collaboration with a large number of civil society organisations and people’s organisations working for the benefit of YUVA Rural’s prime constituency, the rural poor.

The Rural unit undertakes activities such as awareness building sessions, trainings, demonstrations, advocacy, research, policy analysis and networking. The key areas of intervention which form the basis of the work of YUVA Rural are :

1. Natural Resource Management and Livelihood
2. Gender and other forms of Social Discrimination
3. Governance and Human Rights

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