IDEAL ‚Äì Centre for Social Justice, established in 1993, is a socio-legal organisation working on
access to justice and legal empowerment. CSJ fulfills its mandate by training and strengthening
Community lawyers and paralegals by building their capacities to deliver change-inducing
leadership in their communities through a network of law centres. CSJ has also made path-
breaking institutional interventions in the form of research, legal reforms and initiatives
bringing together grassroots activism, law and policy-making on a wide array of issues affecting
socio-economically marginalised and vulnerable groups.
IDEAL is successfully provided direct services through local lawyers in more than 3000 claims/ entitlements. More than 150 awareness camps at village, block and district levels have been organized through law centres.Capacitated more than 300 NGO workers, Government Officials, Paralegals, Lawyers and community volunteers on different laws, social justice perspective, project management, facilitation etc. Conducted a consultation with Niti Aayog on Goal 16 target indicator. Recommendations made to NITI Aayog on implementation of-and reinforcement of indicators for Goal -16. For effective implementation of Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDV Act, 2005) CSJ has filed two public interest litigation, as a result, High Court of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh has ordered Government to take appropriate actions.
CSJ is actively involved in creating awareness and implementation of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. CSJ is part of various Internal Complaint Committee formed under the Act by Government, Non-Government Organizations and Companies. A sum of INR 113307326/- (Rupees Eleven Crore Thirty-Three Lakhs Seven Thousand Three Hundred and Twenty Six) was awarded to the victims in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh through the interventions made by the law centres in last one year.
CSJ was among the selected ten finalists for The Nomboniso Nangu Maqubela Memorial Prize for Scale and Sustainability. CSJ is amongst 10 promising non-profits working across this access to justice framework. Tipping the Scales: Strengthening Systems for Access to Justice, a report prepared by Dasara which maps and presents solutions to the spectrum of issues that obstruct universal access to justice in India.
Ahmedabad , Gujarat 380054