Aakar is a registered Trust with its office in New Delhi, India. Aakar has initiated a series of regional projects on masculinities and prevention of violence against women that include production of documentaries, research, trainings, seminars, etc.
Aakar was set up in 1992 to conduct research, produce documentaries and other cultural materials to impact public and policy discourse on various themes including gender, violence, communalism, health, livelihood, culture, etc. Aakar designed and coordinated the Let’s Talk Men 1.0 and 2.0 projects under which a series of documentaries have been produced in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India on the theme of masculinities. Besides media-related work, Aakar has also been working in the area of research, capacity development, networking, conducting workshops, designing interventions for civil society groups in different parts of South Asia. A regional travelling seminar on masculinities organised by Aakar in 16 universities across South Asia has established a new public sphere of debate and discussion involving universities, NGOs, activists, as well as independent scholars and writers. More than 120 academics, artists, media practitioners and activists from different parts of South Asia have been directly involved in the seminars as paper presenters and discussants.
The Justice Project is being organised by Aakar with support from International Development Research Centre (IDRC).