M.A.P, under the auspices of its parent organisation, The Ara Trust, was established on February 20, 2013. It is registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, and under Sections 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. M.A.P is a women-led organisation with an all-woman staff.
M.A.P is India’s first and only refugee law centre. It aims to adopt innovative methods to expand the protection space available for forced migrants and refugees, mainly women and children, through programmes focusing on four thematic areas: legal empowerment, women & girls in conflict, research & policy, and advocacy & outreach.