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Leading in Relationship Towards Gender Equity

July 30, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is not possible to be in nature without reflecting on one’s place, role, and purpose. So, in the mountains of the Colorado Front Range and the misty hills of Lonavala in India, the entire team of Shadhika spent three days in retreat, surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife to crystallize our role — as   

When She Leads: Kavita Jain

July 21, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Donor Highlights collection. Learn more. Kavita Jain is a member of Shadhika’s Scholarship Donor Circle. She was interviewed by Program Officer, Kendra Nicolai. If you would like to become a scholarship donor, you can do so here. Hi Kavita. Can you introduce yourself and tell us how you   

When She Leads: Kavita Biyani

June 21, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Donor Highlights collection. Learn more. Kavita Biyani is a member of Shadhika’s monthly FundHer Donor Circle. She was interviewed by Development Coordinator Jenna Sweig. If you would like to become a monthly FundHer Donor, you can do so here. Hi Kavita. Can you introduce yourself and tell us   

From the Field: June 2021

June 7, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Climate justice and action to reverse the climate crisis is a burning global topic highly advocated by youth around the world. In response to this urgent agenda, Shadhika has received an opportunity to address “Climate Change as a Girls Rights Issue” through a Posner Center Collaboration Grant.  Educating girls has been regarded as one of   

Leading with Integrity

May 31, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes Shadhika Friends, As one of Shadhika’s staff recently said, “This past year has been like white-water rafting in a fog.”  I’m sure many of you felt that same sense of not knowing what was ahead yet knowing you had to move forward. In any organization, just as in white-water rafting, there must always be someone   

Responding To Oppression With A Mindset of Abundance

April 29, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes The pandemic crisis unfolding in India is leaving devastation in its path that will likely reverberate through all aspects of Indian life for years to come. Over the last week, the country hit a world record of new infections each day, the hospitals are overwhelmed, and India is now recording one COVID-related death every 5   

India’s COVID-19 Crisis

April 27, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is a post from our COVID-19 Response page. Stay up-to-date on what is happening in India along with us there. Over the weekend, India continued to shatter daily COVID-19 cases, recording more than one third of all new global cases each day. What is driving this immense surge almost one year after the first? Several factors   

From the Field: April 2021

April 19, 2021

Reading Time: 8 minutes Shadhika implemented the Community Leadership Project component of the Scholarship Program in June 2019. All scholars select topics based on their community’s needs. They learn so many things while planning a project, like budgeting, project management and how to have a helpful and enjoyable conversation in person. The main goal of the community leadership project   

When She Leads: Razia & Amkamsoom

April 7, 2021

Reading Time: 8 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Shadhika Alum collection. Learn more. Razia and Amkamsoom are sisters first, as well as Shadhika Alum from our partner site STOP in Delhi. They were interviewed by Program Officer Kendra Nicolai. Press play to hear their introduction. Hi Razia and Amkamsoom. Can you both introduce yourselves to our Shadhika readers?   

When She Leads: Savita

March 31, 2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Shadhika Alum collection. Learn more. Savita is a Shadhika Alum from our partner site Vacha in Mumbai. She was interviewed by Program Officer Kendra Nicolai. Press play to hear Savita’s introduction. Hi Savita. Can you introduce yourself to our Shadhika readers? My name is Savita from Mumbai. I participated with   

Shattering Ceilings & Blazing Trails

March 16, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes Young women and girls in India typically don’t get opportunities to enjoy their childhood years to the same extent that their counterparts do in the Western world. Many are born into abject poverty and are confronted with the decisions of supporting and contributing to the survival of their family unit instead of going to school   

Making the Shift

July 15, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whatever our individual life circumstances, it is a safe assumption that we are never going back to the way things were.  First, the novel coronavirus has altered the status quo of human interaction. Even after a vaccine against COVID-19 is successfully created and distributed, epidemiologists agree that the customary use of facemasks and health checks   

An Invitation to FundHER

July 8, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Shadhika’s mission is grounded in my wife Juthica’s original desire to remedy the plight of disenfranchised women in the Non-Criminal Lunatic wing of Calcutta’s prisons. Equipped with her Master’s Degree in Social Work, Juthica’s first job was with the YWCA in Calcutta and one of Juthica’s assignments was to visit women in local prisons, as   

When She Leads: Mirekha, Navya, Nritha, & Meera

June 29, 2020

Reading Time: 12 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads Under Lockdown series. Learn more. COVID-19 continues to keep the young women of Shadhika isolated from friends, school, and their NGO community centers. In this interview, four young women at Baale Mane, our partner site on the outskirts of Bangalore, discuss their experiences since the lockdown   

COVID-19 Field Update

June 19, 2020

Reading Time: 3 minutes Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, Shadhika raised over $20,000 for our COVID-19 fund to give our partner sites the flexibility to address emerging needs on the ground. Over the last 3 months, India has been under a strict national lockdown, leaving businesses and schools closed and leading to devastating unemployment rates. Our partners listened to the