As the role of social institutions in processes of social change widens and deepens, it becomes even more vital to relate theory to practice by combining empirical research with action-oriented programs

MADHURAA aims to concentrate on:

  • Seeing women as active participants in politics and plans for national development and not merely as passive recipients of marginal hand-outs;
  • Focussing attention on women's pressing and special needs for maternity protection, child care, literacy education, widening opportunities for employment and training etc. So that they receive adequate attention and resources from various sections of society, and;
  • Re-examining educational and other value generating process which promote mystification, ignorance and distortions regarding women and their roles in society.To achieve this MADHURAA
  • Undertakes, promotes and coordinates both fundamental and applied research on women and development;
  • Organises and assists training programmes for scholars, planners, administrators, development agents, communicators, corporate sectors and members of women's organisations/ cooperatives etc.
  • Promotes and collaborates with academic institutions, grassroot level organisations and individuals engaged in allied activities;
  • Provides advisory and supportive services on allied issues to institutions and organisations, within and outside the Government, including development agencies and cooperatives;
  • Develops and promotes (in collaboration with other agencies) educational training and action programmes for women, especially under-privileged women;