Adithi is a women’s organization established to work for the socioeconomic development and empowerment of resource-poor women and children through awareness generation, leadership development, and livelihood and income-generating programs. Adithi administers their activities in over 8,000 villages, impacting the lives of over 8 million people.
Apnalaya provides some of the most pressing basic needs of over 280,000 people in Mumbai through direct and indirect interventions. They build the capacities of citizen groups, and in turn, bring a paradigm shift in basic health infrastructure and health-seeking behavior. They also focus on making secondary education and opportunities for sustainable livelihood more accessible.
Centre DIRECT (Documentation, Information, Research, Education, Communication, and Training) believes in empowering women, adolescents, children, and the youth through education, thus enabling them to live with dignity and self-reliance. This helps them cut across the barriers of customary biases and prejudices, social barriers of caste, class, gender, occupation, and institutional barriers that would otherwise prevent them from taking actions to improve their state, both on an individual and collective level.
The Duncan Hospital is part of a fellowship of individuals and institutions that exist to transform communities through caring, with a primary emphasis on the poor and the marginalized. They care through the provision of healthcare, empowering communities through health and leadership development programmes.
IHMP conducts workshops on reproductive and sexual health, and has reached about 6,000 young girls. Established to administer Ashish Gram Rachna Trust’s health and development programmes in rural areas and urban slums, IHMP has created positive change through innovative ideas in the field of community health, Behavior Change Communication (BCC), water and sanitation, child development and nutrition, and empowerment of adolescent girls and women since 1986.
Magic Bus works with some of the world’s poorest youth, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life of opportunity. They equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme complete school and go on to enroll in vocational institutes or colleges, building their skills, employability, and map of potential jobs, based on their individual strengths and mobility.
MSEMVS is a state-level NGO that envisages a society that journeys towards fuller humanities. It was established in 1990 under the guidance of veteran social scientist, Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidhyapeeth and M.P., Prof. Raja Ram Sashtri. The institution aims to eradicate slavery and bonded labor by mobilising local powers, provide social justice and economic equality to women and the exploited in society, and expand access to education, health, and employment.
The Srijan Foundation is a Jharkhand-based rural development agency formed in 1995. Since their inception, the Srijan Foundation has been working directly with underprivileged communities, and particularly with women and children, who struggle with poverty, social exclusion, and gender injustice. The Srijan Foundation works for all-round development in 7 districts across Jharkhand.
The primary objective of SHE Society is the sustainable and holistic empowerment of underprivileged communities through the provision of quality education, healthcare, family welfare planning, vocational training, and environmental conservation. Their campaign, ‘SHE Breaks the Bloody Taboo,’ celebrates womanhood and aims to discuss and break the menstruation-related myths and their harmful implications prevalent in society.
Watershed Organisation Trust is a leader in the area of community-led and holistic rural development. They focus on issues related to water, food security, ecosystems, women’s empowerment, and sustainable livelihoods, and operate in over 3,900 villages. Additionally, they support 230 NGOs and have trained over 380,000 people.
Carmesi is India’s first brand offering premium, all-natural sanitary pads for today’s modern woman. Their pads are created with nature’s finest ingredients while simultaneously being 100% tree-free. The brand’s mission is to promote healthy menstrual hygiene. They also aim to educate women and help them make informed decisions about menstrual care and what they expose their bodies to. Carmesi offers an exceptional, holistic experience that empowers women to take pride in their menstruating bodies.
Ellement Co. was founded with the vision of making a woman’s access to a luxury easier by offering creative and convenient solutions for her daily tasks. Ergonomics is also known as “human factors”, and at The Ellement Company we act upon it holistically, ensuring that our products deliver greater efficiency and productivity,and “optimise human well-being” from a moral and social point of view.
Roopal Vadgama is a fashion brand designing textile traditions of nomadic India with a contemporary touch. Handmade and sustainable fabrics and designs stand at the core of their brand’s belief system.
Those5Days.com is India's first online women’s hygiene/sanitary products destination. They believe in liberating and empowering women with a world of choices to explore. Featuring multiple brands and variants, from the ubiquitous sanitary pad to the still uncommon tampon, they cater to every woman’s unique need.
The Souled Store is India’s biggest online brand for official, licensed merchandise. They create and curate stunning designs and print them on various products - t-shirts, backpacks, phone covers, badges, and notebooks, amongst others. Their “Roses are Red” campaign highlights the numerous gender-based issues women in India face on a daily basis and contribute to the betterment of girls who do not have access to cost-effective sanitary pads.