Award winners 2017

1. Independent

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.

5. Government

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.

6. Academia

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.

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