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UNIFEM is the Women’s Fund at the United Nations. It was created in 1976 by the UN General Assembly resolution in 1976, in response to the call from the women’s movement. It was set up to be an aid to and advocate for women of the developing world-to give them voice and visibility. It serves as a bridge between global policy-makers and grassroots women in the developing world and is a key institution for forming linkages and bridging micro-voices to macro-policies.


The fund is an autonomous organization that works in close association with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)




  1. Engendering Governance:

> Strengthening accountability by engendering institutions, systems and processes of governance, which include engendering of development planning processes as also systems of economic governance through engendered fiscal systems.

> Engendering the leadership of women in politics to play a transformatory role in policy and development planning in South Asia.

> Enabling gender responsiveness in the bureaucracy.

> Strengthening the intellectual and conceptual understanding of South Asia networks of organizations and individuals committed to gender-just and sustainable development.


  1. Promoting Human Rights:

> Facilitating the implementation of human rights instruments and bring laws into conformity with human rights standards.

> Strengthening institutional mechanisms for gender justice.

> Addressing different forms of violence against women and girls in the home and the community and socio-cultural practices and socialization processes that perpetuate it.

> Developing actions to address women’s human rights in the context of conflict and post-conflict.

> Promoting well defined preventive, protective and prosecution strategies in the region to reduce trafficking of women and children.

> Projecting the gender dimension of HIV/AIDS into the public discourse in HIV/ AIDS, including the Government, NGOs, bilateral and UN agencies.


  1. Economic Security and Rights:

> Highlighting women’s work and their economic contributions by engendering Census Exercises in India, Nepal and Pakistan.

> Building women’s capacities and improving their access to larger markets and financial products and services.

> Improving living and working conditions for migrant women workers in Nepal and Sri Lanka, home-based workers and mountain women.


  1. Catalyzing gender mainstreaming within the UN system:

> Building gender sensitivity’ into the UNDAF process.

> Supporting and catalyzing the work of the Inter-agency Working Group on Gender.

  • Building synergy with UNDP and other UN agencies.

Contact Address

Ms. Chandni Joshi,

Regional Programme Director

L’mled Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

223 Jor Bagh. New Delhi – 110 003

Tel: 91-11-24698297. 24604351

Fax: 91-11-24622136.24627612



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NGO – Trust or Society

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration processes in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation /Non-Profit Organisation).

Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but the status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments’ registration. The NGO must fulfill the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.

Just check here the comparison, difference and similarity between Trust, Society and Non Profit Company: Trust, Society and Company.
So now question is that how to register and under which act you have to register NGO? What kind of NGO is suitable to operate and manage? For answer and solution you can discuss with NGO Consultants at