ABOUT US

CSEI was registered as a Trust in 2009. The impetus to initiate CSEI is embedded in the three decades of Dalit rights work of its board and senior team. We recognise the need for purposive social equity and inclusion strategies to address the historical and continuing exclusion and discrimination against Dalit, Tribal, Minority, Nomadic and other disadvantaged communities. We are acutely aware of its complex and multiple dimensions intersecting with gender, ability, age, language, economic class, remote geographies to name some.

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Who we are

Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI) is people-centred organisation passionately committed to social equity and inclusion in our body politic by enhancing the enjoyment of social, economic, cultural (SEC) rights by socially excluded communities.

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Our Vision

A just and inclusive society where every human being has equitable opportunities and resources, and adequate capabilities to harness their potential, realize their rights and fulfill their responsibilities to live in fellowship, with dignity and liberty.

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Our Mission

To promote the socio-economic and cultural rights of socially excluded children and youth, with added focus on girls, to realise their rights to education, leadership, skills and employment through evidence-based advocacy for inclusive policies/provisions, partnering community-led civil society organizations and other stakeholders.

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Our Theory of Change

We believe that empowered young people hold the potential for transforming socially excluded and marginalised communities being critical link to wider society and the bridge between the adults/elders who have lived in social exclusion and the children who are building its future. Gender equity measures to support the full engagement and leadership of girls is central in this process. We continuously deepen our engagement with further marginalised communities and intersectional issues of sexual minorities and persons with disability to enrich inclusion.

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Our Story

CSEI was registered as a Trust in 2009. The impetus to initiate CSEI is embedded in the three decades of Dalit rights work of its board and senior team. We recognise the need for purposive social equity and inclusion strategies to address the historical and continuing exclusion and discrimination against Dalit, Tribal, Minority, Nomadic and other disadvantaged communities. We are acutely aware of its complex and multiple dimensions intersecting with gender, ability, age, language, economic class, remote geographies to name some.

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Our Values

We are committed to non-discrimination, diversity and affirmative action promoting social inclusion. We believe in collaboration, partnership and networking to build a vibrant civil society We practice democratic and collective leadership, transparency and accountability in all our interventions.

Our Milestone Timeline

  • 2008
    FOUNDATION

    - Conceptualised CSEI

  • 2009
    STEP TOWARD

    Registered as Trust

  • 2011
    INITIATED

    Initiated youth work in Bihar

  • 2012
    CONCEPTUALISED

    Conceptualised and researched ‘community led organisations (CLOs)’

  • 2015

    Incorporated the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) focus

  • 2018

    Conceptualised ‘leave no one behind through community-generated data

  • 2019

    Expanded youth work to Delhi and Uttar Pradesh

  • 2021

    Deepened focus on girls learning and leadership