ARC - Advocating Reproductive Choices

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3)EngenderHealthHindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion TrustIpas Development FoundationMarie Stopes IndiaPopulation CouncilWorld Health Partners

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3)

New Delhi

The mission of the Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), formerly CEDPA, is to empower women and girls in all areas of development, enabling them to realize their rights and opportunitiesand achieve gender equality. It has reached over one million girls and boys in India and equipped them with practical life skills.

The C3 is committed to supporting women in taking on leadership roles within their families and communities. Women supported by C3 are taking up leadership roles in promoting family planning, ensuring birth preparedness, guiding adolescents, providing community-based services and increasing awareness.

C3 youth programmes have a two-fold focus: empowering adolescents from out-of-school through civil society and government-led community-based initiatives, and working at scale in partnership with state governments to effectively implement school adolescent education and health programmes in an effort to influence adolescent health and education policy and guidelines.

The Centre partners with local organizations to mobilize women, families, communities and local leaders to make women’s health a priority. It has been working to improve the lives and health status of pregnant women, mothers, children and adolescents by increasing awareness and fostering positive health-seeking behaviour. It is doing this in several ways: by promoting knowledge on maternal health entitlements, birth preparedness, and complication-readiness, enhancing the capacity of health workers and monitoring health systems, and promoting social behaviour-change communication.

C3 is the founding member and National Secretariat of the White Ribbon Alliance in India. Its areas of operation include Delhi, Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

Contact Details

Dr. Aparajita Gogoi
Executive Director
Centre for Catalyzing Change
Address: C-1, HauzKhas, New Delhi – 110016
Phone: +91-11-474 88888
Fax: +91-11-474 88899

Jharkhand State Office

Address: 249-C, Road No- 01-D, Ashok Nagar, Ranchi-834002
Phone: 0651-2242915 / 916

Bihar State Office

Address: “Aasthaa”, Mandal Compound
East Boring Canal Road, Patna
Phone: 91-612-2520496;
Fax: 91-612-2520534


New  Delhi

EngenderHealth is a leading women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival. EngenderHealth stands committed to meeting the health needs of adolescents through innovative approaches that create safe spaces for adolescents to access such services.

In India, EngenderHealth partners with the state governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to make high-quality family planning services available in the 920 facilities by training over 5000 health care professionals using field-tested methods and tools in clinical practice. They are also trained in counseling that ensures women and men make informed choices about a variety of methods, including long-acting methods such as the intrauterine device and permanent methods such as male and female sterilisation. EngenderHealth provides hands-on training and helps facility managers find ways to improve services and upgrade supplies and equipment.

EngenderHealth helps raise awareness through orientation of field workers and through social analyses. EngenderHealth’s unique model entitled, SEED (Supply–Enabling Environment–Demand) as well as its quality improvement approach entitled ECQ (Ensuring clinical quality) are holistic and have been used for effective implementation and advocacy among policymakers and donors.

The strength of EngenderHealth lies in integrating gender transformative approaches in every response.  It’s ‘Men As Partners’ program engages men and boys to promote equality and prevent violence against women. Gender and rights based programming lies at the core of EngenderHealth’s response.

Contact Details:

Ms. Madhubala Nath
Country Director
EngenderHealth India
S-35 A, Panchsheel Park
New   Delhi-110017
Phone: +91-11-26016006/07
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Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust

Noida, Delhi-NCR

Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust (HLFPPT) is a not-for-profit organisation promoted by HLL Lifecare Ltd. (a Government of India Enterprise) and registered under the Travancore-Cochi Literary, Scientific, Charitable Societies Registration Act. It was established in 1992 and today stands as the largest and oldest social marketing organisation in India.

HLFPPT’s core area of work is reproductive and child health (adolescent and maternal health, family planning, new-born care and child health, HIV/AIDS), with a focus on the poor and marginalised rural and urban population.

HLFPPT works with the vision of increasing access to quality healthcare products and services. Over the last two decades, it has reached out to more than 42 crore people in India for delivering quality healthcare services at their doorsteps.

HLFPPT has been supporting the implementation of healthcare programmes in partnership with various donors. Its main partners include the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Merck for Mothers, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), European Commission, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), UNICEF, Family Health International (FHI 360), Institute for Reproductive Health, Population Foundation of India (PFI), and the Department of Health & Family Welfare of various states.

HLFPPT’s corporate office is in Noida (Uttar Pradesh) while the registered office is in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala). In addition, HLFPPT functions through an extended network of regional offices spread across 16 states to facilitate project implementation and monitoring.

Contact Details

Mr. Sharad Agarwal
Chief Executive Officer
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust
Address: B-14A, 2nd Floor HLL Life Care Building Sector 62, Noida Gautam Baudh Nagar, UP 201307
Mobile No:+91-9818008068
Phone: 91-120-4231060/1/2

Ipas Development Foundation

New Delhi

Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) works to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, especially the right to safe abortion and the right to comprehensive contraception. With its head office in New Delhi, IDF works in collaboration with governments of 12 states (Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal) and with the national government to implement the abortion law (Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act); advocate for increased commitment to women’s access to safe abortion services; forge partnerships; and strengthen the public-health system at all levels to deliver high-quality, comprehensive abortion care (CAC) services.

IDF’s CAC training system is now ISO-certified and ensures standardization and continuous quality improvement of trainings managed by the state health systems.

Our efforts have recently grown to include strengthening the provision of comprehensive contraception care (CCC) in the public health system in two states – Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.

IDF is a not-for-profit company registered under section 25 of The Companies Act, 1956. It is the local partner organization in India for Ipas, USA. Founded in 1973, Ipas ( is a global, non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, working to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and reduce unsafe abortion-related maternal mortality and morbidity.

Contact Details

Mr Vinoj Manning
Executive Director
Ipas Development Foundation
Address: E-63, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057
Phone: 011-4606.8888

Marie Stopes India

New Delhi

Marie Stopes India (MS India) is a registered not-for-profit organisation operating since 2010. It is an affiliate of Marie Stopes International (MSI), which works in 37 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, to increase access to family planning and safe abortion.

The primary aim of MS India is to empower individuals and families to make healthy choices, through improved access to information and high-quality affordable family planning and reproductive health services. The organisation works to advanceits mission of “Children by Choice not Chance”.

MS India provides a basket of choices of family planning methods and reproductive health services to address the unmet need of hard-to-reach men and women.

Its one-stop facilities, the Marie Stopes Family Health Centres, offer a range of high-quality family planning and safe abortion services. MS India currently has six family health centres in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Its mobile teams, the Clinical Outreach Teams, provide an entire range of high-quality family planning services at public sector sites. In addition MS India provides non-scalpel vasectomy. Branded as MSI’s social franchise network, “Plan It” has 118 private health service providers operating in 43 towns of Madhya Pradesh. These network partners are regularly supported, trained and mentored by MS India to enable them to provide quality contraception and safe abortion services to men and women. To provide correct information and referral services, MSI India also operates a call centre for clients in the state.

MS India supports the Government at identified sites in Rajasthan to improve quality of family planning services and client centeredness at outreach services provided by the public sector.

MS India was adjudged as the best NGO in the area of family planning by the Government of Rajasthan for the fifth time in a row in July 2015.

Contact Details

Mr Chandrashekhar
Country Director
Marie Stopes India
Address: 203, First Floor, Okhla Industrial Area Phase –III, New Delhi – 110020
Phone: 011-49840000

Population Council

New Delhi

The Population Council seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve ahumane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. Since 1952, the Population Council has been the premier international organization conducting biomedical, public health, and social science research on population issues.For more than 60 years, the Population Council has changed the way the world thinks about important health and development issues. The Population Council conducts research to address critical health and development issues. Our research leads to better policies, programs, and technologies that improve lives around the world.

Nearly two thirds of the Council’s staff members are based in our 13 international offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For decades, we have employed a country-based approach that focuses on the needs and priorities of local populations and has global implications. Our longstanding international presence allows us to collaborate with national governments and institutions to scale up successful interventions regionally or adapt them to meet similar challenges in different settings.

In India, the Population Council has worked in partnership with health and social science institutions since the 1960s and established its Delhi office in 1994. The Council is a trusted partner of the Government of India and has pioneered research on young people’s health and development; sexual and reproductive health; and HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

Contact Details

Ms. K. G Santhya
Senior Associate
Address: 5A, Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Phone: 011 2464 2901

World Health Partners

New Delhi

World Health Partners (WHP) is a non-profit service delivery organization with a mission to bring primary and reproductive healthcare within walkable distance to communities anywhere. It believes that Universal Health Coverage is possible only with focused attention on delivering quality services to rural communities, who often constitute three-fourths of most developing nations’ population. The challenge is also to urgently address the large current needs.  WHP creatively harnesses existing resources, however meagre and rudimentary, and uses elements that can enhance their value and output to fashion a service delivery response. Concurrently, the organization invests in efforts to improve the quality of processes and outputs to achieve global and national benchmarks.

Its programmes are currently focused on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengalwhere through a network of over 12,000 providers WHP delivers services.WHP is an official partner in Governments Contraceptive Social Marketing Programme under which subsidized condoms and oral contraceptives are distributed by the organisation. The major innovation of WHP’s programming is the official partnership with the Government of Uttar Pradesh under which ANMs from the public sector offer IUD and RTI treatment services at centres established by private entrepreneurs.

WHP has been recognized as pioneer in social entrepreneurship and innovative technology solutions. It has won many prestigious national and international recognition awards. It is a member of many committees that engage with the government on policy matters.

Contact Details

Ms. Prachi Shah
Country Director
World Health Partners
Address: B.B.11 G.K.II Enclave, near Savitri Cinema, New Delhi -110048
Phone no.:+ 91 11 66500700