Shadhika Shadhika

The more someone is oppressed, the more quickly they're pushed to take action, like a volcano.

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When She Leads: Bina

July 31, 2023

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi, my name is Bina and I come from West Bengal’s Alipurduar district. My family consists of myself, my mother, and two brothers. One brother had to drop out of school because of an accident, and the younger one is in the 8th class. I’m the eldest of all of us. They are naughty but   

Fun Is A Mission-Critical Ingredient To Achieve Gender Justice

Reading Time: 4 minutes This post is part of the Executive Director’s blog series. In this series, our Executive Director will be sharing insights on Shadhika’s mission, our gender justice work, and the impact of our programs in India. Follow our Executive Director on Instagram and Twitter for more! Read more from The Executive Director’s Desk here. It doesn’t   

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