Centre for Health and Social Justice works on issues of men, masculinity and gender, health rights of marginalized communities, and reproductive and sexual health and rights. Here is how you can participate in some of their work.
- Become an online member of the Forum to Engage Men, a network that the NGO runs, by clicking here.
- Invite people from the NGO's network to your community to give talks or conduct workshops on gender equality.
- Volunteer with the NGO-in management, documentation, facilitating training programmes, assisting with research, editing of articles and papers, organizing of events, etc. To know more, click here.
- Donate computers, cameras, mobile phones, LCD projectors and books to the NGO.
- Email the NGO at
if you want to participate in the Responsible Fatherhood campaign that they have undertaken in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand or if you want to participate in events such as the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign that is held in multiple cities.
- Help the NGO distribute flash cards, training manuals, films, calendars, posters, stickers and board games related to gender equality.
- Organize exhibitions, film festivals or group discussions on gender-related issues in your community.
- Share stories of change towards gender equality that you have come across by emailing the NGO.
- Read up about gender-related issues. A list of some articles compiled by the NGO is here.
- Work with the NGO. Read about vacancies here.
Founded in 2006, The Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) is a Delhi-based resource organization that works on issues of men, masculinity and gender, health rights of marginalized communities and reproductive and sexual health and rights. Among its many initiatives is the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium, which it is a co-host of.
CHSJ also works closely with women’s groups and is a partner in the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign for stopping violence against women. CHSJ’s work shows that given the opportunity, there are a significant number of men who are willing to try out new, equitable behaviours at home and in public. Such men also take public action to challenge gender discriminatory practices and work towards setting new social norms.
From its inception, CHSJ has been working to achieve gender equality. Today, the organization works in over 1,500 villages across Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan as well as with students in over 15 universities.
Some of CHSJ’s campaign themes have been ‘Break the Silence, Stop Violence’ (‘Chuppi Todo, Hinsa Roko’) and ‘Wake up Now’ (‘Ab To Jago’) to address silence in the face of widespread domestic violence and ‘New Norms for New Men: Equality in Status for Boys and Girls, Equal Numbers of Boys and Girls’ (‘Naye Mard ki Nayi Soch: Samaj Mein Ladka Ladki Mein Darja Barabar, Sankhya Barabar’) to address the issue of declining sex ratio. Other issues that they work on include participation of men in domestic work, continuing girl’s education, encouraging women’s participation in panchayats and so on.