Our programmes contribute to creating a gender-equal world, online and on ground. We work at the intersection of gender, sexuality, and technology to enable women and gender and sexual minorities to build their capacity, knowledge, networks, and voice.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve achieved over the last five years.
Lives touched on the ground
Our Digital Storytelling programme aims to address the inequity of voice by enabling women, girls, and marginalised genders to tell their own stories. Our workshops put simple yet powerful storytelling tools in the hands of those who have not had the means or power to tell their own stories. Since 2015 we have worked with community-based organisations in states such as Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Maharashtra. In 2020, we joined 75 community groups in these states to launch the #MissingVoices campaign across social media to amplify the voices of adolescent girls on the age of marriage and related issues.
Udaan, the Advocacy School, equips young women and girls with the advocacy skills they need to negotiate change in their communities. Our curriculum covers core concepts of gender and sexuality that impact the daily lives of our participants, including agency, bodily autonomy, consent, freedom to love and choose, marriage, relationships, etc.
Since 2021, we have been working with 12 organisations in Jharkhand to implement our advocacy curriculum among 310 girls and young women.
Jhakaas is a 3-day mela for young grassroots content creators, selected from villages, towns, and cities across India. Its three pillars are Inspire. Learn. Celebrate. The mela celebrates and encourages the work of these young creators. Through talks and panels, workshops, and performances, Jhakaas participants engage with innovators in grassroots media as well as exciting performers. They explore various ongoing efforts mobilising media for change, build their understanding of media-specific strengths and possibilities, and expand the scope of their thinking vis-a-vis creating content for social impact.
I helped my employer’s children to attend online classes during COVID. I receive a lot of appreciation from my employer, my family, and my community members for being digitally independent, which motivates me and boosts my confidence.
A participant in an Internet in My Hands workshop
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