ABOUT US


When Saheli came into being, it was a time when women from many Left parties, socialist formations and peoples’ movements were seeking political spaces that would be more responsive to women and women’s issues. We were talking about what affected us as women—our lives, bodies, labour, sexuality, the hold of religion and community, and the role of laws and the State in our lives. In such a context, our organisational autonomy from both, political parties and the State, was and remains, central.

Likewise on funding, we maintain our distance from institutional agendas and support, both Indian and international. While members have ‘other’ jobs/ occupations to earn their living, we sustain our organisational work through individual donations, periodic fund raising and contributions gathered against publications. This autonomy reflects in our choice of work and strategy, as much as it informs our effort to work outside the framework of hierarchical structures, as a feminist collective, with all its limitations!

So, from the contradictions of collective functioning to accountability and 'housekeeping' anxieties within the office, you’ll find a range of organisational debates in the articles featured in this section.


 ARTICLES ON HISTORY & PERSPECTIVE 
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FUNDING!
Souvenir 1988

OUR 7th ANNIVERSARY
Souvenir 1988

LOOKING FORWARD
Souvenir 1988

LOOKING BACK
Souvenir 1988

ORGANISATION
Souvenir 1988

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM?
Souvenir 1985



OTHER ARTICLES

AFTER THE FIRE: THE SAHELI OFFICE UPDATE
Newsletter Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

A FIRE DEVASTATES THE SAHELI OFFICE...13 May 2011
Newsletter Jan - Aug 2011

Going online the Saheli way
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2010

25 YEARS OF SAHELI: Celebration and struggle: strengthening autonomous politics
Newsletter Dec 2006

25 YEARS OF SAHELI:An Afternoon of Discussion
Newsletter Dec 2006

MANUFACTURING CONSENT: Impact of donor agenda on the women's health movement
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2005

CELEBRATING AMONG A ‘FORUM’ OF FRIENDS AND FELLOW FEMINISTS
Newsletter May - Aug 2005 

Newsletter May - Aug 2004

FUND RAISING AT SAHELI: An event, An experience.
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2004

National Network of Autonomous Women's Groups and the World Social Forum, 2004
Newletter May - Aug 2003

IT'S OFFICIAL: FRIENDS OF SAHELI
Newsletter Jan - Apr 2003

TWENTY YEARS OF SAHELI: Reflections and Visions
Newsletter Jan - Apr 2002

WOMEN'S MOVEMENT: Trends and Dilemmas. Report on Seminar of Women's Day
Newsletter Jul 1999

MOVING ON
Newsletter Sep 1986

FUNDING
Newsletter Sep 1986

OUR FORMAL STRUCTURE
Newsletter Sep 1986

OUR ROUTINE AT SAHELI
Newsletter Jun 1984

E-ACTIVISM
Newsletter May - Aug 2002

ABOUT OURSELVES
Newsletter Mar 1984

DILEMMAS OF FUNDING
Newsletter Mar 1984
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