JATAN SANSTHAN is a grassroots not-for-profit organization working with the rural population of the state of Rajasthan in the districts of Rajsamand, Udaipur, Jhalawar and Bhilwada. These districts are amongst the most backward districts of the state and Jatan has covered more than 250 villages across various blocks (Railmagra, Mawli, Sarada, salumbar, Jhadol, Kherwada, Bhindar, Gogunda, Rishabdev and Gangapur) in these districts.
Since its inception in 2001, Jatan has designed and implemented various initiatives geared towards improving the social and demographic indicators of the state with special emphasis on youth, women, girl child and adolescents. Through the years Jatan has worked on programs related to health, education, violence against women, strengthening women in governance, migrant labour issues and livelihood issues. Jatan also actively works towards, participation of larger community, research and advocacy to ensure long lasting impact. Today Jatan’s efforts are both endorsed and supported by the government authorities at all levels.
Jatan envisions a society where people lead a healthy, safe and empowered life, free from all forms of discrimination.
Jatan strives to empower the youth of Rajasthan by giving them a platform where they can freely express their concerns. Jatan also provides them with information that enables them to seek social and scientific solutions thereby helping them become agents of change in their communities. Jatan strives to enhance active participation of youth in decision making, policy formulation and advocacy across various forums at national and international level.