Award winners 2017
Leena Kejriwal, Missing Link Trust
The Missing Public Art and Awareness campaign addresses the issue of child sex trafficking.
2. Community-based organization
Vaishali Rane, Onkaar Creation
Onkaar Creation works for differently abled candidates with all kinds of disabilities to find equal opportunities in employment. They are trained in, for example, tailoring and block printing, enabling them to lead a life of dignity.
3 Not for profit
Harish Sadani, MAVA
MAVA ('Men against violence and abuse') focuses on building gender perspectives among youth. The project aims to reach out to 20,000 readers and students through their annual magazine and seminars.
4. Social enterprise
Susieben Shah, PTS
PTS motivates women to be skillful and efficient drivers and take up driving as an option to earn a dignified livelihood.
Manish D Joshi, AWAAZ-NISWAAN, Thane
AWAAZ-NISWAAN (‘Voice of women’) is an organization committed to working for women’s rights. 50 young girls are being sponsored through this initiative to play football and participate at local, state and national football matches.
Dr. Ratna Paluri, SPANDAN
The SPANDAN project aims to reach out to the tribal girls of Nashik and educate them on menstrual hygiene and safe menstrual practices.
7. Corporate organization (Policy)
Trupti Govvekar, Godrej and Boyce
Godrej and Boyce aims for a women-friendly work environment that encourages more women to work for the company.
8. Corporate organization (CSR)
Bina Joshi, Forbes Marshall
Forbes Marshall focusses on, for example, financial inclusion, enhancement in livelihood, social awareness, individual development and improved quality of life to women residing in neighboring slum communities.