Eka is a non-profit, based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
The Community Development Initiative works with urban poor households in Bhopal with a focus on Participatory Communication & Collective Action. Communities we work with include working children, women artisans, daily wage earners in the unorganized sector, out of school adolescent girls and young people.
Shakti is the adolescent girls empowerment program at Eka. Shakti is led by a team of youth facilitators who attempt to reach out to out of school girls and working girls in the basti and engage them in group processes.
The Community based Legal Aid Cell which receives cases of women, youth and children facing violence and abuse. Parwaaz runs a counseling support unit and has linkages with other units in the city which offer extended legal support in court cases, for medical treatment and mental health related interventions.
The Child Rights Resource Centres are a space for children from the poorest backgrounds to come together and engage with child-friendly facilitators around activities that interest them. The centre has some basic resources like publications, games, stationery, art & craft resources that help the children express themselves.
Access to Justice is a fundamental right as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. All citizens have the right to be treated equally and fairly before the law, get access to legal aid services, information and appropriate redressal.
Our Development Communication Initiative has a focus on Design & Development of Communication, Resources, Process Documentation, Participatory Theatre, Capacity Building and Video Documentation.
A documentation initiative chronicling People’s Movements in Indian, in various formats, including a Web Portal – www.samvidhanlive.com
We work on a range of issues with diverse groups on the concept of participatory communication & action, gender, child rights, media & communication, digital literacy, life skills.
We conceptualize and create a range of communication material including modules, publications, posters, audio-visuals, podcasts, websites, specialized course modules on media & communication, collaborative space design among others.