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Nandita Bhatt, Director, Martha Farrell Foundation
Nandita Bhatt, Director, Martha Farrell Foundation

Martha Farrell Award ceremony to honour "Most Promising Individual" and "Best Organisation for Gender Equality"

ANI | Updated: Mar 23, 2019 12:37 IST

New Delhi [India] March 23 (ANI/ NewsVoir): As a part of celebrating women’s month, Martha Farrell Foundation in association with Rizwan Adatia Foundation and Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) is organising the 3rd Martha Farrell Award ceremony on March 27 in New Delhi.
The Martha Farrell Award honours individuals and organisations from various sectors - government, business, industry or civil society - from any part of the country - rural or urban - who work with the belief that attaining women’s empowerment and gender equality is an everyday goal.
“There are many women and organisations who have dedicated their life’s work to create a gender equal society. Their everyday commitment, in the face of opposition from India’s deeply patriarchal society, needs recognition,” said Nandita Bhatt, Director, Martha Farrell Foundation.
 Such recognition deepens and creates excellence in the efforts toward women’s empowerment.
“Awards give me, and other women in Kashmir, the strength to continue to work even more forcefully on empowerment of girls and women of my region,” said Nadiya Shafi, winner of the 2018 Martha Farrell Award in the “Most Promising Individual” category. Supported by the Award, Nadiya continues to raise voice, in spite of censorship, ridicule, patriarchy and indifference, through her community videos on the abuse and violence women and girls face in Kashmir.
"Many young men and women have been devoting their time and effort to the first struggle to become empowered themselves; and, then, to support other girls and women to do so. Such champions need recognition and support so that they can expand their efforts in the long road to achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality", added Nandita.
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