2016 started on a high note for us! Within the first three months we received recognition from two different awards and organisations.

We were one of the finalists for the Social Media for Empowerment Award 2016 under the Women Empowerment category by Digital Empowerment Foundation. And although, we did not win the award; there is much more to learn, do and improve. Next year, we shall bring home the trophy!

Our team - Japleen Pasricha and Adishi Gupta - at the SM4E award summit and gala.
Our team – Japleen Pasricha and Adishi Gupta – at the SM4E award summit and gala.

And now we won the Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity under Best Web Campaign English award for our 16 Days Of Activism Against Sexual Harassment campaign that we conducted in 2014 to commemorate the global 16 Days of Activism.

The series of articles in this campaign gathered stories of survivors of sexual harassment and violence who recounted their personal experiences in their own voices. Read together, they make one squirm with the similarity of these experiences; of the violation of innocence in one’s growing years or the first shock of being groped in a bus, train or metro or harassed at home, in the office or on the street.

In appreciation of its efforts to bring real experiences and voices of women facing sexual harassment and violence to our readers. to break the silence around gender-based violence. FII is awarded the Laadli Media & Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2014-15.

Read all the campaign stories here.

Some pictures from the award ceremony below:

Founder Japleen Pasricha at the Laadli award ceremony
Founder Japleen Pasricha at the Laadli award ceremony
Founder Japleen Pasricha talks about the campaign and the intent behind it.
Founder Japleen Pasricha talks about the campaign and the intent behind it.
Laadli received 1300 entries and we are one of the 100 winners in Northern & Eastern Region.
Laadli received 1300 entries and we are one of the 100 winners in Northern & Eastern Region.
Founder Japleen Pasricha receives the award and trophy for our #16days campaign conducted in 2014.
Founder Japleen Pasricha receives the award and trophy for our #16days campaign conducted in 2014.
With all the other winners.
With all the other winners.

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