History of DEEDS
After several participatory training programs he, along with his team reflected upon the training and felt that the trainers themselves had no experience of village life and its hardships.. Hence he, along with his team shifted DEEDS from the city of Chennai to Denkanikota, a small village in the Dharmapuri District of Tamilnadu. But the pilgrimage had not ended there. DEEDS was later shifted to Mangalore, where it is based today.
DEEDS in Mangaluru
The key strategies are training and capacity building to build consciousness among the marginalized and those working with them through people-centered, participatory, reflective human rights based approach. The organization has emerged as the promoter of women’s rights through building a paralegal force who engage in gender education, legal aid and assist women claiming their rights.