Local human rights NGOs have proliferated across India, serving as important counter-weights to the government and private sector, and combating the negative human and environmental implications of economic liberalization and globalization. 

To learn more about the human rights sector’s resources, capacities, reputation, and prospects, we gathered data from experts, local NGOs, and the general public in Mumbai between 2010 and 2013. 

We began by interviewing a representative sample of 30 local human rights organizations in Mumbai. Next, we surveyed a representative sample of 1,680 adults in Mumbai and its rural environs. Explore key findings below along with a detailed report of findings from our public survey and NGO interviews.