EKTA Resource Centre for Women

Protect and Promote women's Rights

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EKTA was established in 1990 at Madurai as a Resource centre towards creation of a gender just society. The organization adopts a life cycle approach and works with women, men, youth and adolescents in the educational institutions, rural and urban areas. It promotes issue-based campaigns to end violence against women, facilitates networks for experiential sharing and collective action. It advocates and lobbies for gender sensitive policy changes to further the interest of women and address gender based violence in particular. Post Tsunami, it has expanded its work with the rural communities in  Chidambaram Taluk of Cuddalore district in  Tamil Nadu, with a focus on strengthening education of girl children, and livelihood rights of single women . It has ECOSOC Special consultative status. 

Our Mission is to strive for

  • Promoting equality before law for all and eradication of all forms of discrimination against women, girls and boys
  • Facilitating good governance at all levels promoting consultative, participatory and inclusive practices
  • Sensitizing women/girls and men/boys towards gender equality
  • Protecting and promoting socio-economic, political rights of women and children of marginalized communities

Our Core Strength

  • Facilitating dialogue among various rights holder groups, positioning ourselves with women and the marginalized.
  • Working with diverse groups like women, adolescents, youth, community based organizations, NGOs and men.
  • Building strategic alliances with organizations and movements including grass root organizations; following up on issues through our networks.
  • Openness to learn new ideas and innovative approaches to address specific challenges.


  • Capacity building
  • Documentation and publication
  • Research studies
  • Lobbying and advocacy
  •  Networking and campaign
  • Field interventions

Partnership with:

  • NGOs with similar thought process
  • Students at schools and colleges
  • Elected women representatives (Local Governance)
  • Community Based Women’s Organizations (SHGs, CBOs)
  • Social Movements and broader Civil Society Groups
  •  Universities, Colleges and Government Departments

Our Board

Ekta has all women Executive Body but the General Body has both female and male members. The General Body meets annually and the Executive Body meets on a quarterly basis.

1.Ms. Bimla ChandrasekarSecretary
2.Ms. GandhimathiPresident
3.Ms. RevathyVice President
4.Ms. Jesu RethinamTreasurer
5.Ms. Manohari DossGB Member
6.Mr. Gnana Surabi ManiGB Member
7.Mr. Deva ManoharanGB Member
8.Ms. ValligopalGB Member
9. Ms. Epsi BaiGB Member
10.Mr. Mahaboob BatchaGB Member
11.Ms. Ranjini K. MoorthyGB Member
12. Mr. M. J. PrabhakaranGB Member
13.Dr. SanthaGB Member
14.Dr. S. NagarathinamGB Member
15.Ms. JeenaGB Member
16.Ms. Lydia RajaselviGB Member
17. Ms. BalasundariGB Member

Our Staff

Ekta’s team consists mostly of women staff members. The team is committed to social change process and constantly engaged in updating their knowledge and experiences.

1.Ms. Bimla ChandrasekarDirector
2.Ms. T.  Tamil MoniProgramme Manager
3.Ms. S. Anita VithyaCoordinator
4.Ms. M. LathaAccountant
5.Ms. K. SuganyaSystem Associate
6.Ms. M. GomathiLife Skill Trainer
7.Ms. R. ShanthiField Associate
8.Mr. V. Sangu SathishField Associate
9.Ms. Jenifer MegalaNet ball Coach
10.Ms. R. KavithaCoordinator
11.Ms. M. SuganyaWarden
12.Ms. J. GunavathyField Associate
13.Ms. B. KavithaField Associate
14.Ms. DeviComputer Teacher
15.Ms. A. BasheerunishaTailoring Teacher


EKTA Administrative Office:

Ekta Resource Centre for Women

Bethel Nagar, Bible Bhavan Street, Ponmeni, Byepass road, Madurai - 625016.

Phone: +91 452 2381309 

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Field Office:

Nambikkai Centre

Muzhukkuthurai Road,  Kalaignar Nagar, Killai - 608102. Chidambaram

 Phone+91 4543 293766



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NAMBIKKAI CENTRE (Shelter care for girls in need)


Nambikkai Centre established in 2007 accommodates 30 girls.

At the centre, we provide maximum opportunity to explore creative skills of the girls who are with us. We provide opportunity for the girls to learn games, different sports, dance and music. This Centre also acts as a drop-in centre for women and children in need.

We provide regular health check-ups and attend to immediate emergencies of the children.

We give career guidance counselling to prepare the girls for their future.

Some of our girls have represented in the District level sports events and all of them show improvement in their studies.

The space of Nambikkai centre has helped EKTA to host many programmes like Women’s Day, Children’s Camp and many other activities. The villagers extend their support and take part in these activities.