Mahila Margadarshi

Unverified non-profit organisation

Mahila Margadarshi is a women’s NGO working on development issues in marginalized communities in Andhra Pradesh, India The organisation is involved in a large range of projects, including violence against women and improvement of the water supply, child rights and disaster mitigation.

Its missions are:
- To mobilize women in thinking process to understand the situation of their status, activating self to establish and interaction among themselves.
- To build and manage appropriate and innovative local level institution rooted in values of justice, equity and mutual support, which can ensure the sustainable livelihoods of the marginalized communities.
- To develop and facilitate activists with capacities to intervene in the problem situation in the context of a macro development perspective.
- To facilitate empowerment of women for gender and social justice and their overall development.
- To promote peoples organizations at the grass root level and networking amongst them.
- To influence public policies in favor of the poor and to build supportive institutional links between official institutions and people’s organizations.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

Member-Andhra Pradesh Women's Network, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh Member-WADANATODO Abhiyan, New Delhi Member-Gender Disaster Network Member-Alliance for Child Rights

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and law enforcement; Children, youth and all (12)