Fellows by Category

Javed Abidi is working to make legislative rights and economic opportunities a reality for the disabled in India. He is organizing disability groups across thematic, geographic, and language barriers to set up an informed national lobby. Simultaneously, he is establishing partnerships with business and the government to create equitable employment of the disabled.

Organization: Bhumi Hukka Andolan

John Abraham is leading the rural poor in Maharashtra to occupy and stake a formal claim on unused government land, with potential legal, economic, and political implications nationwide.

Organization: ASHA Foundation

Deep prejudice against people with HIV/AIDS in India leads to patterns of discrimination and maltreatment even in the hospitals they depend on for treatment and care. Dr. Glory Alexander resolves to end medical discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients by educating hospital staff and the patients themselves, using her successes as a lever to push for tolerance in all spheres of Indian life.

Organization: Navayana

S. Anand wants to change the way India’s mainstream media portray caste, a fundamental social institution, but one whose inherent injustice is seldom challenged or even discussed in public. His goal is to build consensus that caste must be abolished.

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By organizing female vendors to fight exploitation and realize their market potential, Sunita Bagal is creating employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for India's poorest women working in villages at places of worship, historical monuments, and fairs.

Organization: REACH

Purobie Bose is providing care to disabled children in India through a new, inter-disciplinary training program that enables special educators and parents to integrate support for a wide range of disabilities.

Organization: SANCHAR

Tulika Das works to improve the lives of people with disabilities in rural India. Through a unique integrative approach, she works to include disabled people in mainstream Indian life and to integrate the needs and skills of the disabled into India’s development agenda.

Paromita Goswami is uniting the poorest rural farmers with their middle-class neighbors to promote the rights of the rural poor. She is fighting exploitation by breaking through the customary social divisions that inhibit democracy in rural India.

Organization: Center for Science for Villages

Dr. Vibha Gupta is bringing the benefits of science and technology to India's rural women in an effort to raise economic productivity, increase health and quality of life, and reduce the drudgery of everyday labor.

Organization: Aangan Trust

Suparna Gupta is designing processes that make it possible to act on the provisions of the landmark Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act 2000, and to check whether institutions are responding. Suparna is creating a continuum of care for children who are detained under the Act.

Organization: Suraksha

With a long and successful record of working with mass based women's groups, Harini Kakkeri is addressing issues of women's reproductive health. Her comprehensive and cost effective method integrates reproductive health care into an existing health care delivery system in India.

Ashok Row Kavi is providing a formal platform for gays and lesbians–a group left out of mainstream life in socially conservative India–to claim their place in political and social arenas. Ashok encourages gays and lesbians to become proactively involved in public life and institutions through media, advocacy, cooperation and community-building.

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