National Centre for Advocacy Studies (NCAS), set up in 1992, is a premier advocacy resource centre in South Asia. It is a proactive learning organisation that works towards participatory rights based and people-centered policy environment, a transparent and accountable governance and advancement of human rights. The core mandate of NCAS is to strengthen the capacity of marginalized people and social action groups to advocate on issues concerning their basic rights and social justice.NCAS is a Society registered under the Maharashtra Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. It is a membership based organisation governed by the General Body of Members and Executive Committee.NCAS has its own office premises in Pashan, on the outskirts of Pune with a desk at Bhubaneswar, Odisha..
NCAS views research as paramount to all advocacy work. By regularly researching contentious issues in India, NCAS provides the needed publications and materials to educate future activists on issues related to human rights, public policy and governance. These publications are circulated throughout marginalized communities so as to empower them with the necessary knowledge to advocate for the fulfillment of their rights. In order to reach all sections of society, NCAS’ publications are printed in different forms including policy briefs, report cards, books, and pamphlets; they are written in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Marathi.
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