Action Aid India has been working with poor and marginalised people in India since 1972. Our focus is on the rights of India's most marginalised communities: Dalit and indigenous people, rural and urban poor, women, children and minorities. These groups face an acute lack of access to and control over resources, services, and institutions.
We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored. We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To have a say in the decisions that shape their lives. We're not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn't work. Instead, we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.