Build feminist leadership; advance women and girls’ sexual and reproductive rights in the global South.
Work and Achievements
Through its renowned national and global Institutes and trainings, CREA brings together leaders from diverse fields to reflect on issues related to sexuality, gender, feminist leadership, movement building, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in India, South Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.
Additionally, CREA participates in local and global advocacy with the aim to change laws, policies, and practices that violate the rights of women and girls. For example, CREA monitors the implementation of national Acts, such as the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005. Since 2005, CREA has also been part of the Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI), which advocates for gender and sexual rights, and an increase in the participation of global South activists within the United Nations Human Rights Council.
At the community level, CREA works to create and engage a network of women-led community-based partner organizations. From 2012-2015, CREA strengthened the capacity of 60 trainers from 15 community-based organizations to advance the SRHR of over 4000 adolescent girls using sports to discuss issues of gender, sexuality, violence, and rights across 100 villages in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand.
CREA also develops publications and knowledge resources on sexuality, reproductive health, and rights. Spanning journals, books, and reports in English and Hindi, these resources fill an existing knowledge gap and create a resource pool of Global South perspectives.
Fund Utilisation Statement
1) Sports, Empowerment, Leadership, Freedom (SELF) Academy for Adolescent Girls in the state of Jharkhand, India 2) Sexual and Reproductive Health Information Infoline for Youth