In the challenging scenario in which the girls from rural marginalised communities live -empowerment is a process of change- a personal journey through which the girls get a better understanding of themselves, increasing agency (ability to make choices that will impact their lives) and assets (e.g. physical and mental assets, social networks, financial assets, skills, time). This transformative journey is guided and supported by Aahan’s holistic approach involving education and skills development, capacity and agency building, creating assets such as a resilient girl network, and physical and mental toughness.
FII is a digital intersectional feminist media platform. We work across many mediums, such as articles, posters, infographics, memes, comics, videos and posters, to help develop a feminist sensibility in the youth. In our work, we pay a special attention to the Indian feminist movement and our unique politics and issues by integrating popular and academic information in a manner accessible to the masses, in English as well as in Hindi.
Khaana Chahiye Foundation is a non-profit organization that works towards Zero Hunger- SDG 2 through community mobilization and data-driven policy, governance, and social enterprise interventions.
MISSING Link Trust (MISSING) https://www.savemissinggirls.com/ is one of India’s leading organizations working to prevent sex trafficking through awareness , education and empowerment.
Shakti Foundation (www.shaktifoundationindia.com) is a registered Society under the Societies Act, and has the necessary 12A and 80G certification. The broad areas under which Shakti Foundation operates:
Youth Ki Awaaz (YKA) is where young India writes. It is India’s largest, completely crowdsourced platform for young people to write and share stories on topics they care about. With a growing community of over 160K+ creators, YKA is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of young India’s pulse on culture, politics, economics, healthcare and a lot more.
Since its inception, the long term objective of the Barefoot College has been to work with marginalized, exploited, and impoverished rural poor, living on less than $1 a day, and lift them over the poverty line with dignity and self-respect. The dream was to establish a rural college in India that was built by and exclusively for the poor.
Travellers’ University provides learning experiences that happen through travel. It gives an opportunity for one to truly connect to themselves and the world around them by providing exposure to multiple grassroots realities.
Digital Empowerment Foundation is an integral digital action organisation. DEF constantly acts into creation of information empowerment, equitable communities by providing digital access to information, knowledge and contextual capacity. The organization’s main focus is on to make technology easily accessible to the masses, to empower women, youth, differently abled and elderly through functional digital literacy, media literacy, and digital up-skilling across agriculture, micro and nano-business, health, education, livelihood, and entrepreneurship.
ISPAT is working towards the rights for the Madari community in India.
We envision an inclusive world where every human enjoys access to vibrant, safe and healthy spaces to live, work and play.
Community Design Agency (CDA) is a nimble, experienced team of architects, engineers, business professionals, community planners, place-makers and artists who work alongside communities on the margins through collaboration of various stakeholders – the community itself, civic and government bodies, corporates and other philanthropic partners.
MXR.world (mixers across the world) is a hybrid media platform for showcasing innovations. The combination of physical event and online platform delivers unique value to innovators, investors, and ecosystem enablers. MXR solves a number of key problems in the existing scenario of endless startup meetups: many founders do not know how to pitch properly or connect to the ecosystem; investors find it hard to assess new innovations; sponsors do not get effective engagement before, during or after the event; and attendees do not recall what insights were generated.
To address these issues, MXR provides a unique set of differentiated offerings: a masterclass for founders on effective pitching and storytelling; a carefully curated panel of investors and experts; polls for ongoing audience engagement and matchmaking through a digital platform; and online media to showcase pitchdecks, expert insights, and videos.
Aadiwasi Janjagruti (registered as Ulgulan for Social Change Foundation) is working on Social Justice, Governance, and Awareness in tribal and underserved areas of Maharashtra using hyperlocal; communication tools. Started in 2017, Aadiwasi Janjagruti is working in around 200 villages.