The EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2011: empowering women in India

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Edelgive-Women Ampowerment

Kolkata, Oct 5, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Edelweiss Capital Ltd, on Tuesday announced The EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2011 here.

These awards aim to identify and reward organizations that are innovating to empower women in India.The objective is to showcase and support organizations, who with their unique approach tackle the many challenges that woman face in India.

Prize money of Rs. 50 Lakhs will be awarded to the winners across the five categories of health & well being, education, economic security & livelihoods, social and cultural rights and governance.

According to  Vidya Shah, Executive Director and Head, EdelGive Foundation, “In India, a high number of women and girls remain marginalised and disempowered. Through these awards we sought to raise awareness of issues surrounding the girl child and to support organizations with original approaches to tackle these challenges.

“ We will further promote sharing and learning of these ideas amongst the private and public sectors.”

Last day of application for the Awards is October 23, which will be followed by the short listing of entities.

The recipient organizations will be selected after a four stage evaluation process which includes an initial application, short listing by an internal jury, visits by field assessors  from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and final selection by an external jury of prominent members from the corporate, media and social sector.

The winners of the Edelweiss Social Innovation Honours 2011 will be announced on March 8, 2011 to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Last year, 281 organizations participated across 17 states working in the health & well being, education, economic security & livelihoods, social and cultural rights and governance sectors.

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