Based in New Delhi, with offices and programmes across various states, JWP was started in 1977 as a forum for women rights.
For JWP, the women's question in India is both a concern for the female sex and an important part of the interrelated phenomena including caste, class, ethnicity, culture, religion, etc.
JWP's programme to combat this total system of oppression and exploitation is therefore comprehensive in nature. The emphasis is on grassroot level organizing of women and the community in rural and urban areas. JWP promotes issue based campaigns and networking at the regional and national levels among womenã€™s groups and others. It carries out studies, research and documentation of information. Seminars, conferences and workshops are organized to inform, analyze and build the capacity of functionaries and thus promote necessary action. The legal and socio-economic rights of women, as well as their struggle for human rights, attracts JWPã€™s attention.
In the context of children, JWP realizes the little attention paid to child rights in the total development process in India. Its programmes are therefore planned to ensure holistic processes and laws, interventions and infrastructure for the survival, protection, development and participation of each child, irrespective of gender, caste, class and religion.