Legal FAQs

  • The Prajnya Trust was established in 2006 as a public charitable trust.
  • It was registered under section 12AA of the Income Tax Act 1961 (695/06-07). The Prajnya Trust PAN is AABTT4334M.
  • In September 2007, the Trust launched Prajnya Initiatives for Peace, Justice and Security, a centre for public policy research, public education and network-building.
  • Donations to Prajnya from 01-04-2008 to 31-03-2011 qualify for deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 as per I.T. Dept. Notification DIT (E) No. 2(573)2006-07 dated 26-09-2008.

Prajnya Gender Policy

You may read our Gender Policy online.

Prajnya Journal

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Prajnya Annual Reports

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Prajnya Initiatives

Vision Prajnya champions peace, justice and security using a feminist, human rights-based approach.

Mission Prajnya’s mission centres around three pillars:

  • Research, grounded in values of social justice to create accessible, public-domain informational resources.
  • Public education, by fostering safe and inclusive spaces that can facilitate change, one conversation at a time.
  • Network-building, bringing together local and regional partners for collaboration and cooperative action.

Prajnya’s work is organized into thematic initiatives that provide the basis for all its activities. Each initiative addresses a cluster of issues. Prajnya's three mandates--research, public education and network-building--are carried out across the initiatives which draw on and engage with each other. Presently, our work is structured around two Inititives: (1) Politics, Security and Gender and (2) Education for Peace.

The original vision for Prajnya embraced a host of other concerns. Two Initiatives we would like to work on in the years to come are 'Regions' (the shared problems, the push and pull of relationships and security issues within geographical and political regions, through activities that combine research, collaboration, network and outreach) and 'South Asian Security' (Understanding ‘security’ as safety, survival and well-being, projects under this initiative will centre on (1) producing accessible publications with tangible utility for furthering public debate and (2) network building and dialogue).