Where We Work?

Jananeethi has jurisdiction all over India. However its services are mostly confined to the State of Kerala, more specifically the district of Thrissur that has a population of 3.2 million.

Services through telephone calls, emails and other social media are provided to people around the world. Regular services are given to people who reside in Middle East for reasons of work/business whose families in Kerala need legal assistance or consultancy services.

Jananeethi net-works with NGOs, Community Organizations or People’s Movements around the World on issues/topics of mutual interests/shared concerns.

Our Roadmap

  • Sustain core activity of providing legal aid and psycho-legal counseling services, including helpline support to women, children and elderly in distress.
  • Function as a resource centre for research, intellectual exchanges and dissemination of news and views on human rights, migrant labor, human trafficking, gender justice, environmental justice, sustainable developments, public health and social legislations;
  • Establish a training centre for para-legal activists, social work students, social activists, service providers and law students with residential facilities for 50 persons at a time;
  • Built a short stay home for women and adolescent youth in crisis and victims of violence;
  • Reclaim the vantage position as an operational hub for human rights defenders, environmental activists and change makers.


Our Journey

1991 Jananeethi office inaugurated
1992 - May 13 Registration of Jananeethi Society
1992 December

Formal Inauguration

Initial services included – public adalats (neethimela), free legal aid, legal literacy, mediation & reconciliation and public interest litigation. Started campaign against torture, death penalty, dowry, child labour and trafficking.

1993 Launch of Jananeethi Publication
1994 Women’s Desk
1996 Environmental Advocacy launched
2000 Helpline for women, children and elderly in distress started
Declaration of first litigation-free village in Thichoor in Varavoor Panchayat
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