We are C3
Centre for

For 30 years, we have worked with a visionary zeal to enable women and girls in India to be fully empowered, equipped to realize their rights, access opportunities and achieve gender equality. We have remained focused on one single mission – to make the lives of girls and women in India better. By enabling an environment which provides an equal opportunity to them. By ensuring that they grow up as educated, informed, confident citizens of India; live dignified and healthy lives; and emerge as leaders at the frontline. This is what we strive to achieve. For EveryGirl, EveryWoman, EveryWhere.


IMPROVE the lives of 2 million girls and women in India, and EMPOWER them with better education, healthcare and governance opportunities.

More specifically, INSTILL self-confidence so that girls and women can demand what is rightfully theirs; ENCOURAGE girls to stay in school and complete at least their secondary education; ENSURE girls marry only after they attain the legal age and are ready and willing to; SECURE the right of women to take their own decisions on delaying and spacing their pregnancy.

Our work

C3 works directly in 10 states of India – Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, West Bengal. We design solutions that mobilize, equip, educate and empower women and girls to meet their full potential. We strive to create an ecosystem where all girls and women can demand and get their due entitlements. We have 4 focus areas of intervention.

Over the last 30 years, C3’s work towards ensuring and achieving gender equality has been noted as an essential input to women’s development, and to progress for all.

Aparajita Gogoi
Executive Director, C3


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