The Naz Foundation (India) Trust is an Indian NGO working in the sectors of gender, health, and rights since 1994. Over the years, Naz has provided care and support services for people and children living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ community on health, sexuality and rights.
In 2006, Naz launched Goal, a netball and life skills programme that aimed to empower adolescent girls from socially and economically excluded communities. Goal has grown into the Young People's Initiative (YPI), which instills confidence, increases knowledge, builds girls and young women's leadership, provides safe spaces and access to sport. The programme includes topics such as communication, sexual and reproductive health and rights, financial literacy, peer pressure, and gender based violence. Naz implements the programme in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and through a partnership model in Tamil Nadu and Punjab. The YPI has reached out to more than 62,000 adolescents.
Naz and Women Win have collaborated since 2010, particularly focusing on driving best practices in sport for development in the areas of gender inclusion and safeguarding in sport, girls’ leadership and monitoring and evaluation. Women Win continues to support Naz to become a Centre of Excellence for girls’ sport in South Asia; to develop its progammes, expand its partnerships, influence policy and build a strong organisation to reach out to more adolescent girls.