The last week has been extremely special for us at FII. Within an year of formation of FeminismInIndia.com (FII), we have been acknowledged by various organisations and mainstream media.

Earlier this year, we were nominated for Femina Women Award 2015 under the Online Influencer Category. And although, we did not win (Shradha Sharma of YourStory did- many congratulations to her), a nomination next to such established and successful people was great for a platform which was at that time just eight months old.

Then in April, we were part of this super report by the national French channel, France 2, on gender and activism in India, where I talked about my experience of molestation in the Delhi metro, the status of women’s safety in India and FII. Do check it out, although it’s in French. I appear at 0:56

Now after completing an year this August, we’re happy to announce that we are the proud owners of winning the Manthan Award 2015 under the E-Women & Empowerment category by the prestigious Digital Empowerment Foundation that recognizes innovative ICT solutions. Manthan Award in turn is an initiative to discover, recognise and honour the best use of ICT and digital tools for developmental purposes. The Award is less about technology and digital media but more about the right use of digital and technological tools to empower people.

Watch how the day unrolled for us on 2nd December 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, one photo at a time.

FII's founder & editor-in-chief Japleen Pasricha and Content Strategist Swetha Dandapani
FII’s founder & editor-in-chief Japleen Pasricha and Content Strategist Swetha Dandapani
Speaking about working with ICTs for good, what challenges we face, what are the objectives and finally what are the possible recommendations and best practices.
Speaking about working with ICTs for good, what challenges we face, what are the objectives and finally what are the possible recommendations and best practices.
Aruna Roy presented us the award :)
Aruna Roy presented us the award 🙂
Trophy and winner certificate :)
Trophy and winner certificate 🙂

View all the photos of FII’s journey at Manthan Award here and read about FII’s work on Manthan Award website here.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person, organisation and/or group who has ever been involved with FII and helped us build a safe space to discuss, debate and dissent. We’re forever indebted to our community of fellow feminists and allies.

Most importantly, we would have never been here without our writers. Those who have ever written on FII, even if only one article, this award is for YOU!

FII author community
FII author community

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