Organizations working on Unequal Wages and women’s labour

The Humanity
Linepara, P.O: Patnagar, Dist: Balangir; Pin:767025
Phone: 09437036305
Contact Person – Mr Gouranga Mohapatra
An advocacy organization working in three states of Orissa (Puri, Balangir and Mayurbhanj) on issues
relating to non-timber forest produce, panchayati raj and minimum wages
Mahavir Yuvak Sangh
4769 Chakeisiani, Bhubaneshwar, Pin 7151010
Phone: 91 -674-3951121, 09437277613, 09337250151
Contact Person – Mr Ashok Kumar Paikaray
MYS works on water and sanitation issues and also on minimum wages through SHGs. It also imparts
training for the Integrated Tribal Development agency
331/A Aurobindo Nagar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneshwar Pin 7151016
Phone: 09437033608, 09338233608
Contact Person – Rituparna Mohanty
Works with domestic labourers and construction workers in the informal sector, offering capacity building
programmes, transit homes for unwed mothers and trafficked women and child adoption.
The Green Srusti
P.O: Khariar Dist: Nuapada Pin-766007
Phone: 09437122576, 09437072910
Contact Person – Mr Biswajit Padhi
This organization works on women’s livelihood issues, minimum wages, RCH programmes and Joint
Forest Management programmes.
Koraput, Orissa
Contact Person – Mr Bidyut Mohanti
Cuttack, Orissa
Contact Person – Mr Bikas Das
This organization works to provide legal aid to the poor, especially women.
Mahila Vikas
P.O Tarbod, Dist: Nuapada Pin-76607
Phone: 06679 242008,242166, 09437188435
Contact Person – Ms Pranati Mishra
This organization is working on livelihood issues affecting women, child trafficking, and education.
At/P.O-Kashipur, Dist.-Rayagada, Orissa, Pin-765015
Phone/Fax: 91-6865-255009
Contact Person – Mr Achyut Das
Working in 8 Districts in Orissa on a rights-based approach to tribal empowerment, in food security,
education, watershed development, right to forest resources, and development of women’s organisations.
Sabuja Biplab
Contact Person – Mr S.K Das
Phone: 9437050245
Contact Person – Mr S. N Das
Phone: 09437050974
Contact Person – Mr Chita
Women’s Organization For Socio Cultural Awareness( WOSCA)
P.O Mandua, Dist; Keonjhar, Pin-758074
Phone:91-6766-253490, 09437001463
Contact Person – Mr Pravat/ Dharitri Raut
Working on livelihood issues affecting women and specifically among the informal labour of the mining
sector, issues affecting migrant women, joint forest management, health and nutrition.
Patna, Bihar
Anubhooti focuses on the limited awareness of women’s legal and human rights. Anubhooti offers
training and support to the creation and maintenance of women’s savings and investment groups.
Azad India Foundation
Line Mohalla, Kishanganj-855107,Bihar
Contact Person: Ms. Yuman Hussain
AIF is an Indian NGO involved in Rural Welfare Reforms for Social Services, Indian Child Welfare Services,
Welfare for the Rural Indian Woman, Rural Education and Self Employment.
Mahila Bal Kendra
Katihar, Bihar
Contact Person: Nilu Mala
This organization works among women building SHGs and prioritises issues of child labour, Loksamities
and education.
Organizations recommended by Neetha.N, V.V.N.L.I, Noida, U.P
V. V. Giri National Labour Institute
Sector – 24, NOIDA Gautam Budh Nagar Pin- 201301(U.P.)
Phone: 91-120-2411533, 2411534, 2411535, 2411538 Fax: 00-91-120-2411536, 2411474
Contact Person: Uday Kumar Varma
V.V. Giri National Labour Institute is a premier national institution involved with research, training,
education, publication and consultancy on labour related issues.
Lawyers Collective (Women’s Rights Initiative)
Lawyers Collective 63/1, Masjid Road, Jangpura – Bhogal, New Delhi – 110014
Phone:91-11-24372923, 24373993, 2437904, 24376925 Fax: 91-11- 24372923, 24373993
Contact Person: Asmita Basu/ Sanjoy Ghose
The Lawyer’s Collective, is a group of lawyers, law students and legal activists committed to the use of
law as an effective instrument for empowering and changing the status of women in India.
Indian Social Institute
10, Institutional Area , Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
Phone: 91-11-462-2379, 462-5015, 461-1745
Contact Person: Fr P. D. Matthew
Working for awareness generation and legal aid to change processes that discriminate against the
marginalised and bring them to the core of development.
Centre for Education and Communication
173A Khirki Village, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-11017
Contact Person- J.John
CEC is a resource centre for labour – in particular, of those in the unorganised and informal sectors. It has
grown to be a centre for workers’ education and participatory labour research, advocacy, documentation.
Centre for Social Research
2, Institutional Area, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Phone: 91-11-26899998, 91-11-26125583 Fax: 91-11-26137823,
Contact Person- Ranjana Kumari
One of the leading women’s NGOs in India working in the field of social action since 1983. The NGO aims
towards making women empowered and self-reliant individuals, conscious of their rights
Networks recommended by Neetha. N, V.V.N.L.I, Noida, U.P
National Campaign Committee For Central Legislation on Construction Labour (NCC-CL)
484, Millenium Apartment, C- Block, Sector-18, Rohini, New Delhi-85
Phone:91-11- 27859158, 27872342;
Contact Person- Subhash Bhatnagar
An Advocacy oriented organization working for the rights of construction workers and conducting major
Unorganized Sector Labour Forum
They are concerned with various labour rights of workers in the unorganized sector.

Institute Of Labour Development
Near Keshav Vidya Peeth, Village Jamdoli, Jaipur – 302 003
Phone: 91-141-2680407, 2680491, 2680358 Fax: 91-141-2680391
Email :
Contact Person-V.P.Singh
ILD is a non-profit organisation, whose mission is to provide same opportunities through better access to
education, motivation and training, for self and skill development to the work-force of the Industry.
Indian Centre For Human Rights and Law
4th Floor, CVOD Jain School, 84 Samuel Street (Hazrat Abbas St)
Dongri, Mumbai 400009
Phone: 91-22-375 9657 /371 6690 /375 2758 Fax: 91-22-379-0699
Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Sewa Reception Centre, Opp. Victoria Garden, Bhadra
Ahmedabad – 380001
Phone: (91) 79 5506477 /5506444 Fax: (91) 79 5506446
Contact Person: Mirai Chaterjee
This is an organisation of poor, self-employed women workers. These are women who earn a living
through their own labour or small businesses.
Working Women’s Forum (WWF)
55, Bhimasena Garden Street, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Phone: 91-44-4992853, 499 3937 Fax: 91-44-4992853
Contact Person: Jaya Arunachalam
WWF organizes women workers on trade lines, using credit as an entry point for social mobilization. They
also offer reproductive health, non-formal adult education, and leadership skills programmes.
Annapurna Mahila Mandal
10, Navnit, 125, Ram Maruti Rd Dadar, Mumbai 400 028
Phone: 91-22-430 4474/430 8874 Fax: 91-22 -2430 7484
Contact Person- Mrs Prema Purao
Working for the empowerment of women and makeing them aware of their rights. They undertake
Training, and have programmes in health & nutrition, microfinance, water and income generation.
Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA)
Krishi Bhawan Complex, Boileauganj, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Pin Code: 171005
Phone: 91 -0177 -2832257, 2832166 Fax: 91 -0177 -2832257
Contact Person: Project Director
ATMA is a registered society of key stakeholders for sustainable development who integrate research-
extension activities by decentralizing day to day management of Public Agricultural Technology System.
Recommended Documentation on Unequal Wages
Equal Remuneration Act, 1976
This document addresses the prerogative of the Indian government to see that women receive equal
wages as men and authorities are appointed for hearing and deciding relevant complaints.
Review of Wages and Wage Policy
Report of the National Commission of Labour, GOI, 2002
This chapter in the Report of the National Commission of Labour, Government of India looking at the
issue of unequal wages from a policy perspective.
“The Woman Question,” The Social Criticism of Stephen Leacock
ed. Alan Bowker, Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973
This book argues that low wages of women can be remedied by only through the general removal of
social injustice, poverty, and not just shift in men’s attitudes.
Women Agricultural Labourers’ Struggles: Key Issues
Paper circulated by AIPWA at the Women’s Conference held as part of Asian Social Forum event,
February, 2003
This paper deals are some central issues and ideas which have arisen from All India Progressive Women’s
Association’s work with women agricultural labourers.
The Equal Pay Act, 1963 (from the USA)
The right of employees to be free from discrimination in their compensation is protected and enforced by
the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Considering Girls’ Invisible Labour in the Development of new ILO Convention: Targeting the
Most Intolerable Forms of Child Labour
By Sara Ann Friedman and Mike Dottridge, Geneva, 1996,
A Background Paper, prepared for an ILO roundtable discussion based on the experience of NGOs, this
paper addresses the invisible work of girls and unequal wages.
Recommended Websites for Unequal Wages and Women
Advancing Women
This site is in support of women in the workplace, owned and operated by women, based on the premise
that women face different challenges than men in the workplace.
International Labour Organisation
ILO promotes the realization of fundamental principles and rights at work and strives to create greater
opportunities for Women and Men to secure decent employment and income.
This website addresses the diverse legal aspects of unequal wages, with special focus on sexual
harassment at the work place and special rights for women.
Ministry of Labour, Government of India (GOI)
The Ministry of Labour, GOI, looks into multifarious issues affecting labour and their safety, disputes
vocational training, social security, insurance, conditions of work and labour welfare.
MANAGE( National Institute Of Agricultural Extension Management)
An apex national institute under the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, MANAGE is the Indian
response to the challenges of management in a rapidly growing agricultural sector.