* Gender equity in access and ownership of water resources
* Womenís empowerment through capacity building
* Communal harmony
* Networking and advocacy
* Process Documentation
Utthan plans to embark upon a mass mobilization program and step up advocacy and networking efforts with the objective of building an institutional framework that would foster gender equity in all major civic institutions such as Panchayati Raj bodies, educational, economic and community organizations in which, because of the patriarchal nature of society, there exists a well-entrenched tradition of marginalizing women in the project areas.
Utthan will take up access to safe drinking water and sanitation, health and hygiene for women and other weaker sections and fostering communal harmony as the main issues for advocacy and networking so as to sensitize civic institutions.
Utthan now seeks to build on the strengths it has acquired in the areas of water resources management, womenís empowerment, and institutional capacity building. The focus will be on building federations of women and menís groups, strengthening, involving and sensitizing Panchayati Raj, educational, social, and cultural and community organizations as also such financial institutions as banks and cooperative institutions.