Our story

Development And Justice Initiative (DAJI) was initiated by a group of activists, researchers, and campaigners in 2011. This coming together was initiated by Ravi Hemadri and it started a process of the organisation focusing on areas where civil society response was either totally absent or inadequate. Our focus areas right from the beginning have been on strengthening access to rights and justice for the Adivasis and Indigenous People, refugees, displaced people, and migrant workers.

DAJI is registered in New Delhi as a public charitable Trust and works on issues of justice, human rights, and dignity for marginalized communities. It has a board of Trustees with members coming from many years of engagement on issues of rights, justice, and development. It has robust processes to ensure accountability, transparency and safeguarding of the communities we work with. It works in collaboration with partner organisations, UN agencies, rights networks, justice campaigns and academic institutions.