Shadhika Shadhika

Despite the dismal current trends of women’s education in India, with a 57% ​​dropout rate for high school girls, 99% of Shadhika Scholars remained in college and 100% of Scholars scheduled to graduate in 2021 are on track to obtain their degrees on time.

Join our mailing list

What Really Goes Into Fighting Gender Injustice?

June 23, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes “I want to send my daughter to college but my family wants me to marry her off soon so she won’t be a burden on the family. I don’t have money to take care of her, so I don’t know what to do. I can’t let her dreams be cut short so soon either,” said   

No School Safety = No Gender Justice

March 22, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shadhika’s theory of change is centered around education as the most effective vehicle for people marginalized on the basis of their gender to move out of chronic disenfranchisement and towards self-determination.  In one generation, a young woman with a college degree in India is more likely to find a job in the formal economy and   

The Practice of Hope

January 27, 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes The start of a new year traditionally holds so much promise and hope for positive change. It is the usual time to set intentions, resolutions, and new habits to take on a world of endless possibilities.  As the world enters a third year of global pandemic, it feels like there is little room for hope.   

Women’s Foundations Statement on Family Separation

June 21, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Women’s Foundations across the U.S. condemn the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and the continued detention of immigrant families. While the new executive order issued by the Trump Administration will pause the practice of separating immigrant families at the border, ending family separations without ending the “zero tolerance” policy means that women, children and   

Donors Raise Funds for Gender Equality: Our Fall Fundraiser Update

November 11, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Shadhika’s Fall Fundraiser is over! A big thank you to our friends in Madison, Wisconsin who hosted a fundraising party, our donors who participated in our matching program, and to each and every supporter who helped us raise just over $70,000 this October! The support we received from each of you is absolutely critical to   

Shadhika Receives Platinum Rating from GuideStar

August 12, 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minutes GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, used by donors throughout the world to assess a nonprofit’s transparency and accountability. Shadhika was recently awarded GuideStar’s Platinum status – the highest level of recognition they offer. As a Platinum Participant, GuideStar has determined that Shadhika meets the highest level of accountability and