We equip, mobilize, educate, and empower women and girls to achieve gender equality. C3 works in regions where there is felt a need for changing systems, mind-sets and behaviours, so that girls and women can find safe spaces for realizing their potential. We identify the immediate local needs and structural concerns of communities, and design projects, strategies and programs to provide sustainable solutions. Our programs reflect local values and engage with boys and men, local leaders, women’s collectives and community groups to work together for empowering girls and women. We leverage government policies and schemes to achieve scalability and longevity for our programs.
To meet critical needs
And evidence-based policy-making
With global and national associates
Creating lasting change requires serious, detailed interventions that can work within the system. Which is why our efforts are made through the value chain of large platforms such as the education and health delivery systems.
One of the key reasons behind our success has been the fact that we make every Rupee that is invested, count. Our vast network of collaborators is harnessed for each project, as a non-monetary way of extending the value of an investment.
Our team makes sure they are fully aware of the problems as well as possible solutions.
We develop the intervention with government bodies, research partners, NGOs and technology partners
We scale up Intervention using a robust monitoring and evaluation framework and tools
We document and disseminate lessons learnt, with the community and government
We transfer learning to other programs, refining tools and skill sets
Leveraging government programs to reach a larger number of beneficiaries : In partnership with the government, we design and deliver scaled-up programs, equipped with adequate quality standards and protocols. An example is Udaan, our in-school adolescent education program, which is being implemented in government schools in Jharkhand.
Piloting innovative programs for maximum impact : Working with our partners and alliances, we conceive leading-edge interventions which are effective and scalable. Examples are Pahel, our program for empowering women politically; Youth Life, our digital education program for adolescents; and Do Kadam, our intervention program in Bihar for preventing domestic violence.
Engaging Citizens and communities : We mentor and train women leaders at the panchayat level, as well as citizen journalists, to be part of planning and monitoring services.
Mobilizing communities to build awareness, capacity and ownership : We work with communities to hand-hold key stakeholders for ensuring effective implementation of policies and programs. In Delhi, for example, we have provided technical assistance to various community mobilization initiatives. We have worked in the slums in the city to help women, families and communities prepare for safe birth and take immediate and appropriate action in case of obstetric emergencies. This was part of an effort to develop a model based on community-level action that could be replicated by any community-based distribution program.
Using new technology : We use the latest technology and know-how to capture real-time data and evidence, monitor program quality, and build capacity of beneficiaries and stakeholders. We have developed digital models for delivering adolescent education programs. Using an IVRS platform, women panchayat leaders under our mentorship have reported on the quality of RMNCH services to the concerned government departments.