A big "Thank you" to all the applicants for the Dasra Girl Power Awards, we have selected 17 finalists with impactful and innovative interventions working with adolescent girls in these three areas – Health, Education and Life Skills. These organizations will join us for a workshop where they will pitch to a jury panel and three organizations will be selected as recipients for the 30 lakh prize money. The winning organizations will be announced at the Dasra Philanthropy Week. For more information on the Dasra Girls Power Awards click here.
It's a touchdown for the Naz Foundation! We're thrilled to announce them as our latest giving circle recipient. The "Goal" programme, featured in our report the Power of Play, have effectively used sport to transform the lives of young underprivileged girls in India, on and off the court. They will be receiving 3 Crores over 3 years and we'll be providing hands-on assistance to help them create large scale impact. Watch Goal Coach Pallavi Gaikwad speak at the CGI 2013 on how her life was transformed.
The Dasra Philanthropy Week (DPW) is India's leading philanthropy event bringing together philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, foundation heads and government officials to collaborate, discuss and discover path-breaking strategies to address the challenges faced in India. Now in its 5th year, running with the theme "Girl Power," we're tackling critical issues that will propelling change in India. Through an in-depth exploration of the issues and challenges to girls' empowerment, we hope to find impactful and sustainable solutions to empower the girls as agents of change and leaders of tomorrow. Know More.
3 million women in India are victims to sex-trafficking, but actual figures reveal that this number is probably 3-5 times higher. Trafficking is a crime against humanity, robbing victims of their rights and posing a threat on their lifetime prospects. Ending this form of modern day slavery must become a priority for philanthropic investment. 'Zero Traffick' focuses on tackling the problem at the root to stop more girls from falling prey and eliminate sex trafficking in India. Click here to read.