Fellows by Category

Organization: RAHI Foundation

Anuja Gupta is providing middle- and upper-middle class women survivors of sexual child abuse with a forum for opening up about their experiences and reaching beyond the pain and trauma they have lived with for years. In doing so, Anuja is breaking the silence surrounding sexual child abuse and preventing future abuse of children.

Organization: Swayam

Anuradha Kapoor has developed a model volunteer-based program to combat violence against women with integrated support service and public education components.

Hasina Kharbhih created the nationally and internationally acknowledged Meghalaya Model, a comprehensive tracking system that successfully brings together the state government, security agencies, legal groups, media, and citizen organizations to combat the cross-border trafficking of children in the porous Northeastern states of India.

Organization: Vanangana

Madhavi Kukreja is taking the lowest rung in Uttar Pradesh’s feudal system—lower-caste, Dalit women—and turning them into respected and influential “instruments of development” for the entire village. Madhvi’s key insight is using the promise of development to force the higher castes, especially men, to acknowledge and respect these women, thereby completely changing the power dynamics in UP’s...

Roma Malik has worked closely with forest tribes, local authorities, and the judicial system to design a forest governance model for her native India. She is ensuring that the marginalised forest tribes often neglected by the State are included in the policy-making process, and that they benefit from pending legislation. Her work is significant at a time of rapid privatisation of forest land...

S. Pandian is spearheading a widespread movement in India to demand humane treatment for people subjected to police custodial care and interrogation. He organizes systematic education on human rights and legal issues for rural activists, common people, and police personnel. He also is building a sustained campaign, including a victims' forum, to enforce custodial justice and abolish torture in...

Organization: Blank Noise

By drawing attention to sexual harassment on the streets, Jasmeen Patheja transforms attitudes towards an often-trivialized problem known in India as “eve-teasing.” Through her Blank Noise project, Jasmeen employs a variety of strategies—from advocating for effective legal mechanisms, to staging theatrical public protests, to using new technology to publicize offenses—to reach out to victims,...

Isidore Phillips is leading India's state governments to introduce workable child rights programs and thus convert private and government schools into child-friendly environments.

A leader in the women's movement in eastern India, Krishna Roy is creating a broad network of citizen "watchdogs" equipped to respond quickly to reports of violence against women and children. Her approach is especially important to victims who live in rural areas and lack access to other reporting and rescue programs.

Organization: Dignity Foundation

Throughout India, Sheilu Srinivasan is mobilizing "dignitarians" (men and women over 50) in a movement to provide opportunities and life-enrichment services that enable senior citizens to lead productive and rewarding lives.

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