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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, Assam and Jharkhand.

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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

Summer Camps 2024 - YUVA - Honouring Children's Rights to PlayChild RightsLearning and DevelopmentYUVA
June 16, 2024

Honouring children’s right to play through summer camps

With YUVA’s facilitation in select areas, Mumbai’s children and youth collectives have joined hands to assert their right to open space to play.
श्रमिक सांस्कृतिक साहित्य संमेलन 2024 - युवा कॉम्प्लेक्ससिटीInformal WorkLivelihoodsNarrative ChangeYUVA
May 30, 2024

श्रमिक सांस्कृतिक साहित्य संमेलन 2024 च्या मंचावर श्रमिकांच्या कला आणि संस्कृतीचे उस्त्फुर्त व जिवंत सादरीकरण

लल्लूभाई कंपाउंड की एक बस्ती में बच्चों के जीवन में आए बदलाव की कहानी
Youth Work
March 14, 2024

Meri Aawaz, Mera Vote — Sapne aur Chunautiyan – The Street Play Competition at ComplexCity 6.0

This blog entry presents the Street Play Competetion at ComplexCity 6.0 organized by YUVA.
Child RightsNarrative ChangePublications
February 25, 2024

From the Archives: Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders by Understanding Child Participation in Decision Making

The post explores the issue of child participation in decision making through an archived publication available in YUVA Urban Resource Centre

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.