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Shadhika’s Annual Report 2022-23: A Data Deep-Dive

August 24, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Here is a quick read on some of the key insights on the leadership of Shadhika Scholars and the impact of our partners’ work across India in 2022. Scroll through for a brief overview of these metrics! Want to learn more? Head on over to our complete Annual Report 2022-2023 Join us in this movement   

Ab Humari Baari (Our Time in Now) – A Photo Blog

August 1, 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spanning 6 days and 2 cities over June-July 2023, this year Shadhika’s Leaders for Change Summits engaged over 270 participants and were hosted with much fervor and energy in Lucknow and Vadodara! Each year, Shadhika hosts our Scholars from across India to share best practices, brainstorm collective action, support each other to advance their cause,   

Solidarity Through Joy

June 15, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes It has been a little over three years since the COVID-19-induced lockdowns hit India, and we continue to grapple with the profound impact it has had on us. While the proportion of out-of-school girls fell to a record 2% in 2022 (Annual Status of Education Report, 2022), women’s employment fell by nearly 40% post-Covid according   

When She Leads: Shadhika’s Climate Change Initiative

December 21, 2022

Reading Time: 21 minutes This edition of the When She Leads will celebrate girl leadership at the forefront of climate action in India. The interview is a conversation between Climate Change Initiative Fellow Nitika, the Initiative’s consultant Sayantoni Dutta, and Vanita Ganesh, Shadhika’s Digital Media Coordinator. Nitika is a Shadhika Scholar with a background in journalism and law. She   

Going to the Superbloom

July 22, 2022

Reading Time: 2 minutes From across two continents and 6 Indian states, a million phone calls and Zoom calls, and the undaunting spirit of strong women and girls refusing to back off from any challenge: This is what it’s taken to put together Shadhika’s Leaders for Change Summit.  With a week to go till we officially flag off the   

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Shadhika’s Board Chair Transition

January 26, 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Despite a devastating pandemic and the challenges it brought, Shadhika has had an amazing (and inspiring) journey over the last few years. Diane Sigel has been a stalwart of Shadhika’s mission through the most turbulent of times, including an executive transition and a global pandemic. We are deeply grateful for Diane’s service and leadership as   

Introducing The Shadhika Advisory Council

Reading Time: 4 minutes As we kickstart our activities and goals for what’s shaping to be another exciting and strong year, Shadhika is excited to introduce the new Advisory Council who will support us in the fight for gender justice and empowerment and reaffirm our feminist values and human rights approach. Dipta Bhog has worked on gender and education   

Lighting the Way

November 25, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes People often imagine gender-based violence to be acts of brute force perpetuated against women and girls. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the conditions were ripe for violent abuse targeting women and girls in their homes and their communities. The local lockdown orders pushed people into isolation with their oppressors inside their homes for weeks and months   

When She Leads: Menka Lamba

October 28, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Board Members collection. Learn more. Menka Lamba is a leader in the financial sector, a Shadhika supporter, and now Shadhika’s newest Treasurer. She was interviewed by Ami Shah, Communications Manager. Hi Menka! Could you introduce yourself and share how you joined the Shadhika network? I was born in   

The Time to Act is Now

October 1, 2021

Reading Time: 4 minutes The world is on fire. Quite literally. And everywhere, those fires – literal and otherwise – are particularly punishing for those who have the least, especially women and children. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is classifying the state of the Earth’s climate system as “code red”, warning of irreversible effects on human   

When She Leads: Tara Risser

September 30, 2021

Reading Time: 6 minutes This interview is part of our When She Leads: Board Members collection. Learn more. Tara Risser is a corporate-partner leader, a long-time supporter, and now one of Shadhika’s newest Board Members. She was interviewed by Ami Shah, Communications Manager. Learn more about corporate partnership opportunities here. Hi Tara! Could you introduce yourself and share how you joined   

Leaders for Change Summit 2021

August 30, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes “While my internet connection was not great and the screen was blurry and I couldn’t see the lyrics clearly, hearing all of us singing together, it felt like a family. We don’t know one another and some of us have never met, but here, through this Summit, we have formed a unique relationship with each   

Wherever The Scholars Lead, Shadhika Will Follow

Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the last decades, the World Bank and others have published irrefutable data that investing in women and girls has a multiplying effect on the wellbeing of a society: GDP rises; emotional and physical health indicators go up; and gender-based violence and discrimination incidents diminish. Directionally, these international development bodies are moving towards a new