AALI emerged with the aim of creating a feminist space in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, popularly seen as the stronghold of a highly patriarchal and feudal social order. Often in partnership with likeminded organizations, over the past decade AALI has carried out research, advocacy and direct response to violations of women’s human rights. More specifically, AALI has focused on undertaking holistic response to rights violations committed against women, thereby aiming to infuse the women’s movement with a strong human rights perspective. Key elements of AALI’s efforts have included the sharing of technical resources, advocacy, and engagement with various outside actors at the state, national and international levels.

The AALI programme team is divided into four separate but interactive units in order to ensure an effective, efficient and integrated approach toward the achievement of AALI’s mission. AALI’s four programme units are:

All of AALI’s programmes work in close consultation with one another for support, as well as to provide input and guidance for the successful realization of the organization’s goals.