Laya makes a difference in empowering marginalized communities

Local Networks

Andhra Pradesh Adivasi Sanghala Samakhya (APASS) Network


This is an adivasi led network of community based organisations (CBOs) facilitated by Parichay across six adivasi populated districts in Andhra Pradesh. Many of the network leaders have been part of the capacity building processes of Laya. This network addresses community based adivasi issues in the region.

Traditional Health Practitioners (THP) Network


This network, facilitated by the Herbal Based Health Care Unit operates in the adivasi belt of East Godavari and Visakhapatnam districts with a membership of 135 and 115 practitioners respectively. Laya’s role is to strengthen the traditional healing centers by institutionalizing the network and promoting standardization of medicines for common illnesses in the region.

Yuva Chetna Vedika (YCV) Coalition


This coalition was initiated with the objective of extending student and non-student youth engagement in rural Andhra Pradesh. The overall strategy is to work through facilitating centers undertaking collaborative initiatives on common concerns. The major activities in the last five years have been on livelihood and climate change.

Adivasi Solidarity Forum


Is a State level forum comprising of academicians, researchers, and heads of NGOs where Resource for Legal Action participates in the capacity of State Co-convenor.

Adivasi Lawyers Forum


Formed by adivasi lawyers where RLA provides legal inputs to strengthen the Forum activities.

Mandal Sarpanches Federation


Based at Maredumilli, East Godavari district was facilitated by RLA to strengthen local governance in the Scheduled Areas of Andhra Pradesh.

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