About AALI

AALI is a feminist legal advocacy and resource group addressing women's issues through a rights-based perspective.

AALI envisions an egalitarian social system that recognizes women as complete individuals and equal human beings through advocacy for women's human rights. Our organization undertakes research, activism, and direct response with a strong focus on violence against women and the right to choice in relationship decision-making. Since the organization’s founding in 1998, AALI has aimed to fulfill the following objectives.

Mission and Objectives

  • To advocate and work for the issues and concerns of women, especially those from marginalized and deprived communities.
  • To undertake fact-findings, legal research, and policy analysis focused on women’s rights issues, particularly on the right to choice in relation to sexual autonomy.
  • To act as a legal support organization and resource center with a feminist perspective for other women’s groups, collectives, organizations, institutions, and individuals.
  • ~ To create, publish, and distribute material pertaining to women’s rights, issues, and concerns.
  • To provide legal and other required assistance to women, especially abused women, as well as initiate legal action and intervene in legal issues pertaining to the right to choice and violence against women.
  • To network and maintain links with other organizations and women’s groups at the regional, national, and international levels on issues related to women.


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AALI Directly Intervenes in the Following Concerns of Human Rights :

  • Women’s Right to Choice and Decision Making in Sexual Relationships
  • “Honour” Related Killing/ Suicide
  • Rape and other forms of sexual violence (Child Sexual Abuse)
  • Sexual Harassment at Workplace
  • Acid Attack
  • Domestic Violence
  • Forced Marriage (Child Marriage)
  • Women's Right to Mobility
  • Trafficking of Women
  • “Witch” Hunting

AALI Programs

Advocacy & Networking

AALI’s Advocacy & Networking programme engages with key stakeholders, including civil society organizations, the media and government authorities, to further awareness and understanding of the law and press for state accountability for the realization of women’s human rights.

Casework & Legal Support

Since 1999, AALI has been intervening in cases of right to choice in relationships and violence against women. In line with the organization’s holistic approach toward addressing issues of particular concern to women, AALI has pursued its casework efforts through a human rights framework.

Programs in Jharkhand

Started in 2008, the Jharkhand programme serves the urgent need of local community organizations to incorporate the justice delivery mechanism into their programme framework. Paralegal trainings help develop the capacity of grassroots organizations to protect the human rights of marginalized women and children and to ensure State accountability in these matters.

Women Leadership Program

Historically, challenges like inequality, circumstances of abuse, lack of opportunities and patriarchal mindset of our societies have deprived women of their personal development, economic independence and realizing their full potential. AALI believes that women can be the pillar of strength and resilience for their communities and they have immense potential of leadership.

Resource Center

Upon AALI’s founding in 1998, the creation of a resource department was identified as a critical need in terms of building the organization’s capacity, and AALI began addressing women’s rights in the private sphere by conducting preliminary research on the subject.


The caste system is a curse on the nation and the sooner it is destroyed the better. In fact, it is dividing the nation at a time when we have to be united to face the challenges before the nation unitedly. Hence, inter-case marriages are in fact in the national interest as they will result in destroying the caste system. However, disturbing news are coming from several parts of the country that young men and women who undergo inter-caste marriage, are threatened with violence, or violence is actually committed on them. In our opinion, such acts of violence or threats or harassment are wholly illegal and those who commit them must be severely punished. This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes.
Paragraph 16Lata Singh vs. State Of U.P. & Another(2006) 5 SCC 475

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