Shadhika believes that equal rights and access to opportunity are basic rights - regardless of where you are born, your race, class or gender. Unfortunately, in India today many girls are denied these rights simply because they were born female.
At Shadhika we are working to ensure that all girls - but in particular those girls most at risk - have equal rights and access to opportunities. For us, this is not just a social justice issue, but also an economic, health, and political issue.
Investing in better outcomes for girls not only helps to lift them out of poverty, but has a profound ripple effect on their families, their communities, their countries, and, ultimately, our world.
For over twenty years, by investing in the education, empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency of at-risk girls in India, Shadhika has helped lift thousands of girls out of poverty and begun to break the cycle of gender inequality by creating positive role models for our next generation of girls and boys, developing more women leaders, and breaking down cultural biases that favor men over women.