Who We Are

Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India (PAIRVI) was formed in 1998. PAIRVI works at the intersection of development and rights in a rights based approach. It provides advocacy and capacity building support to grassroots organizations and community based organizations, who otherwise have very limited opportunities for capacity building. Main thrust areas of Pairvi’s work is a policy analysis, capacity building, protection of human rights and promotion of rights based approach to development, human rights advocacy and monitoring. Thematic areas include sustainable agriculture and food security, climate change and sustainable development, livelihoods, affirmative actions, human rights training and capacity building. Pairvi engages with a variety of stakeholders including policymakers, farmers, women, children and youth, media and judiciary at all levels from local to global.

It is registered under section 25 of the Indian Company’s Act 1956, as a company with nonprofit status (Regn. no. 55-98798 and CIN U74899DL1999NPL098798). An executive committee that consists of ten members is the democratic body that gives guidance to PAIRVI’s course.


To foster a growth oriented, just and equitable society for rights of individuals, and non- discrimination along lines of caste, communities, and gender by enabling the underprivileged and uninitiated to secure their rights.


To enhance advocacy of grassroots organization working in North India, so that they can advocate more effectively in favour of the marginalized community particularly on issues related to discrimination, social justice, sustainable development, and democratic human rights.


  • To initiate dialogues between the organizations, social activists, journalists, lawyers, bureaucrats, legislature and the judiciary to promote equitable public policy and non-partisan implementation of laws.
  • To undertake research and collection of data on issues of social relevance including information about the judiciary, the legislature, the bureaucracy, the media, and the grassroots organizations involved in advocacy efforts with the objective of influencing policy and positive action of the authorities.
  • To collect and disseminate information and knowledge about social problems, social services, welfare policies and programs through lectures, workshops, lecture, workshops, symposia, documentation and publication of books, monograph and journals.

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