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About YUVA

Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA) is a non-profit working with the marginalised to empower them and help them access their rights. YUVA’s on-ground interventions are complemented with advocacy efforts and policy recommendations. Founded in Mumbai in 1984, currently YUVA is present at locations across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and New Delhi.

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Our Work

HABITAT

Learn about our work on sustainable and just habitats for the urban poor.

INFORMAL WORK

Explore how we empower urban informal workers to claim their rights and access welfare.

YOUTH WORK

Engage with young people's self determination and empowerment journeys.

CHILD RIGHTS

Discover how we work towards children's rights to life, protection and development.

CLIMATE JUSTICE

Learn how we work towards right to environment

GOVERNANCE

Learn how we further participatory governance to drive government accountability.

NARRATIVE CHANGE

Join our efforts for inclusive city making.

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Contact us for L&D offerings across thematics.

2017-22 OUTREACH & IMPACT

20
Community Outreach Centres
40000
Identity Documents & Social Protection Schemes Facilitated
600
Collectives Facilitated

₹1.18 Cr

Wages facilitated by the Labour Helpline

From the Blog

Child RightsPublications
February 21, 2024

From the Archives: Uncovering the Prevalence of Child Labour in India (1994)

This entry in the From the Archives series on YUVA blog places the 1994 Convention of Child Labourers in the context of the fight for child rights in India.
Social Protection Facilitation CentreGovernance
January 24, 2024

Stories of Change: The Impact of Social Protection Facilitation Centres in Enabling Grassroots Access to Crucial Social Protection Measures (Part 2)

The Social Protection Facilitation Centres initiated by YUVA in 2021 facilitate last mile access to social protection measures for the most vulnerable sections.
Social Protection Facilitation CentreGovernance
January 24, 2024

Stories of Change: The Impact of Social Protection Facilitation Centres in Enabling Grassroots Access to Crucial Social Protection Measures (Part 1)

The Social Protection Facilitation Centres initiated by YUVA in 2021 facilitate last mile access to social protection measures for the most vulnerable sections.
बदलाव के बाद खेल-कूद करते बस्ती के बच्चे Child RightsHabitat
January 14, 2024

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PARTNERS

YUVA’s work has been strengthened with the support of a range of diverse partners. Whether partnering for projects, on internships or within larger networks, we value the relationships with every partner.