What's New

PGT19: Child Marriage: The Legal Conundrums

Dr. Ruchira Goswami will speak at the Prajnya Gender Talks series.

Register now!!

The Disarmament Toolkit

An online course on peace and disarmament organised by the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament and Prajnya.

Register today!

Call for Applications: 2022 Rajaram Media Fellowships

The Rajaram Fellowship supports original research for a media project on topics relating to gender violence. For more information, eligibility and application details, click on the button below.

Apply today!

Navigating Sexism in the Gaming Industry: Report

A report on a panel held in August 2021 is now online.

Take a look!

Upcoming Event Announcement

You can register here to attend the course.

Politics, Security and Gender (PSG)

Women’s work and contributions in the public sphere, the gendered impact of policy and gender politics in general were the starting point of Prajnya’s work. There are two dimensions to our work in this area: creating gender violence awareness and highlighting issues related to women's public sphere participation. The Prajnya Archives, a user-generated, visual repository of images of women's public sphere presence and work, is an important element of the latter.

Read about PSG





Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce (GRIT)

Over fifteen years, creating awareness about gender-based violence has become the most visible part of Prajnya's work. The Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence is the highlight, the public face of this work as we organise both real and virtual events and activities to create awareness about prevalence, prevention, rights and support related to gender violence. More quietly, around the year, we conduct sensitisation and training programmes for a variety of audiences. We support and conduct research, as well as public education activities.

Read about GRIT

Education for Peace Initiative (EPI)

Peace is at the core of Prajnya's founding vision. Peace education is the path we chose, working with children and adults, through formal and informal means. Our early work was focused on schools but with the pandemic, we moved to online lecture series and courses that are open to all. The Peace Blog has been home to many of our outreach initiatives, including calls for poetry.

Read about EPI

On Twitter


Prajnya is mandated to work to build networks. Building capacity in the social sector is an important part of this, in our view. The 'Our City, Our Rights' (Namathu Nagaram Namathu Urimai) process is a civic rights education programme for communities, teaching about safety, water, sanitation and public transport as rights, as well as enabling simple documentation processes to support demands for entitlements. Our Thoduvaanamseries offers volunteers a platform to share their skills in short training sessions that are meant primarily for our colleagues in the social sector.

Namathu Nagaram Namathu Urimai