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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AN INTRODUCTION: SAHELI 1981 -2006
Souvenir 2006

WE ARE LIKE THAT ONLY
Souvenir 2006

Souvenir 2006
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

Newsletter Sep 2011 - Apr 2012
Going online the Saheli way
Newsletter Sep - Dec 2010
Newsletter Jan - Apr 2003
 
 
Newsletter Sep 1986

FUNDING 
Newsletter Sep 1986

OUR FORMAL STRUCTURE

Newsletter Sep 1986

OUR ROUTINE AT SAHELI
Newsletter Jun 1984

Newsletter May - Aug 2002

ABOUT OURSELVES
Newsletter Mar 1984

DILEMMAS OF FUNDING
Newsletter Mar 1984