Quest for Security and Empowerment

Quest for Security and Empowerment

By Hillary Hoppock July 2020

Stanford King Center on Global Development's David Lobell and Soledad Artiz Prillaman focus their research on improving food security in India and on understanding the inequities around Indian women's political participation.

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide 

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide 

By Burton Bollag May 2022

WomenConnect Challenge India expands business opportunities for women and empowers them to uplift themselves and their communities.

Gender-Just Institutions

Gender-Just Institutions

By Paromita Pain July 2019

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi’s program on gender equality, in collaboration with WISCOMP, aims to make the education sector in India more equitable.

Assessing Learning

Assessing Learning

By Burton Bollag November 2019

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Vyjayanthi Sankar’s Centre for Science of Student Learning aims to build capacity for high-quality assessments and research.

Enforcing Change by Example

Enforcing Change by Example

By Steve Fox December 2021

Prerana protects women and children from the threats of human trafficking by defending their rights, supporting their education and health, and leading advocacy efforts.

Stories of Resilience

Stories of Resilience

By Paromita Pain December 2021

An international partnership between Theater Alliance, Story Center and Shakti Vahini transforms the powerful stories of human trafficking survivors into agency and tools for change.

Making Cities Safer

Making Cities Safer

By Burton Bollag December 2021

Safecity encourages individuals and communities to report violations on its digital platform, to make the world a safer place for all.

Wheels for Women

Wheels for Women

By Ranjita Biswas December 2021

What do you need more than anything? Often, a simple question can lead to grand ideas fueling gender empowerment, agency and opportunities.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

By Steve Fox December 2021

Through skillful use of media, arts and technology, Breakthrough is working to change a culture and demonstrate the value of women and girls.

Representing Diversity

Representing Diversity

By Natasa Milas December 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Scholar Manjula Bharathy’s work captures the complexity of emotion entangled in identity and the journey toward achieving equitable opportunities.

New Dawn

New Dawn

By Natasa Milas December 2021

Savhera, a natural wellness company and social enterprise, offers employment opportunities to victims of sex trafficking.

The Heart of Democracy

The Heart of Democracy

By Michael Gallant March 2022

Young leaders spark change, lift up vulnerable communities and build a future where all voices matter.

Leading the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Leading the Fight Against Human…

By Michael Gallant December 2021

Shakti Vahini, a nonprofit based in New Delhi, has helped protect thousands of children from exploitation and human trafficking risks.

Learning English and Promoting Equality

Learning English and Promoting Equality

By Michael Gallant December 2021

A vibrant international partnership expanding English language capacity supports the rights of women, transgender people, and the disabled across India.

Cultivating Gender Equity

Cultivating Gender Equity

By Burton Bollag September 2021

Women play a central role in farming in West Bengal, but are often marginalized. Technical training and greater access to land have helped them improve yields, build skills, and promote gender equality in their communities.

Gaming for Empowerment and Choice

Gaming for Empowerment and Choice

By Paromita Pain December 2021

Research shows that interactive games increase student motivation to pay attention and learn more effectively.

Too Young to Wed

Too Young to Wed

By Jason Chiang December 2021

Too Young to Wed uses photography to highlight the harrowing impact of child marriage on young girls globally.

The App of Conversations

The App of Conversations

By Paromita Pain January 2020

Filmmaker Anandana Kapur’s interactive mobile documentary app helps create conversations around women’s rights.

Hidden No More

Hidden No More

By Paromita Pain March 2019

Science writer Nandita Jayaraj shares her experience of participating in the U.S. State Department’s IVLP project on advancing women in STEAM fields.

Providing Hope and Jobs

Providing Hope and Jobs

By ShareAmerica January 2022

Meet two U.S.-created companies that make a global difference, earning the 2021  Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence.

Energizing Gender Equity

Energizing Gender Equity

By Paromita Pain March 2021

USAID’s Engendering Utilities program works with organizations in male-dominated industries to increase employment opportunities for women and improve gender equality in the workplace.

Yellow Rooms of Learning

Yellow Rooms of Learning

By Paromita Pain May 2020

AIRSWEEE participant Kshama Hastak’s Sarthak Foundation provides free-of-cost education to children from economically disadvantaged sections of society.

Endorsing Social Innovations

Endorsing Social Innovations

By Jason Chiang May 2020

Nexus Incubator-trained LetsEndorse offers a collaborative ecosystem to social innovators and connects them with other stakeholders to benefit communities.

Digital Tools Empower Efforts for Gender Equality

Digital Tools Empower Efforts for…

By Michael Gallant March 2021

Fulbright-Nehru Fellow Meena Pillai explores how the growth of digital communications empowers activists to work for women’s rights.