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MAMTA is a national level NGO committed to integrated health and development issues in the context of poverty, gender and rights with ‘Life Cycle Approach’. The organization initiated its work in an urban slum, Tigri (Delhi) in 1990 by providing clinical services to women and children with an aim to enhance their health status and improve pregnancy outcomes. The experience of working with the communities provided us with an understanding that considering health of adolescents/ young people along with women and children is significant in terms of overall health and development status of the community. Having realized the intergenerational effect/impact, the young people became our important stakeholders with passage of time. While working with young people we also realized the significant concerns that they had relating to sexual and reproductive health issues, which mostly remained unarticulated and un-addressed due to lack of information and services, parental/community support and understanding. This prompted us to initiate a broad based integrated approach to addressing these issues with a gender and rights perspective. Gender mainstreaming was taken up within the organization at the level of individuals, programmes and organizational policies with support from UNIFEM.
 
Since then, in a span of fourteen years, the organization has  evolved to expand its operations into newer areas including adolescent health, education, entrepreneurship development and empowerment of the young people with a thrust on community participation for better health outcomes. In the process, MAMTA has not only enhanced its knowledge base in terms of working with adolescents/ young people belonging to diverse socio-cultural background but also positioned itself to undertake the multi-pronged functional strategies to address their health and development issues at different levels in the country and globally.