Fellows by Category

Ishita Chaudhry is ridding Indian society of the deeply held premise that youth should have little or no say in matters of policy or implementation of ideas that directly impact their lives. Ishita’s organization, The Youth Parliament Foundation (TYPF), strengthens youth-led movements in India by creating opportunities for them to engage with social change and transform an adult-dominated...

Stanny Jebamalai is using legal aid as a starting point for establishing a grassroots human rights movement among tribal people in western India. By training tribal men and women to become paralegals, Stanny gives tribal communities the tools they need to fight for basic human rights, both in and out of court.

Organization: Conflict Transformation Program

Based in the violence-torn state of Manipur, Babloo Loitongbam has designed a human rights curriculum that equips traditional village institutions to organize in new ways against the growing human rights challenges in the region. Simultaneously, Babloo is internationalizing grassroots responses to the issue, by opening up citizen s access to the international human rights movement. By...

Kaustubh Pandharipand is creating trade networks and a legal framework that will enable India’s nomadic communities to overcome their severely marginalized status and assume their rightful place as respected citizens valued as much for their economic contribution as for their distinctive cultural identity.

Organization: Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh

By introducing educational reforms in government-run schools, Sonam Wangchuk is encouraging communities to reinforce the cultural identity of minority ethnic groups that live along the northern border of India.

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