Population Foundation of India (PFI) is a national civil society organisation, which promotes and advocates effective formulation and implementation of gender sensitive population, health and development strategies and policies. Bharat Ratna JRD Tata founded PFI in 1970.
PFI addresses population issues within the larger discourse of empowering women and men, so that they are able to take informed decisions related to their fertility, health and well-being. We work with the government, both at the national and state levels, and with other civil society organisations. Our areas of work include the following:
Adolescent health, particularly sexual and reproductive health
Community monitoring of public health services
Women’s rights, and especially ending violence against women