Over the last 5 years, APSA has both broadened and focussed its work with urban poor communities. In keeping with wider global attention to cross-cutting issues of alcohol and drugs, environmental concerns and gender issues, APSA has focussed its work more towards empowering urban slum communities at grassroots’ level through collectives, peer group counselling and advocacy with local government.
The organization’s work has also broadened to address cross-cutting issues of alcohol and drugs and gender in its work with children and youth through campaigns at state and national levels and mass awareness in the urban slum communities of its working areas.
APSA’s work is divided under the four thematic areas of Child Rights and Child Rights Advocacy; Gender Advocacy and Empowerment; Alcohol, Drugs and Development; and Empowerment and Development of Young People. Although each thematic area has its own specific program, many aspects of APSA’s work such as land and housing rights, awareness programs in communities and medical camps cut across all the thematic areas.