The Fellowship seeks to promote alliances and collaborations across the world that combine the will and expertise of governments, the private sector, civil society, academia, non-governmental organisations, and the media. It seeks to provide a collective space for those who want to shift the conditions that lead to gender-based violence by reinventing, reimagining, and reorganising their mindset, thereby creating a momentum and will for action and collective impact.
About the initiative
Created by three partner organisations, The Bridge Institute, Ashoka and the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences the first fellowship was convened in April 2017 in the Indian State of Odisha. From that successful and productive intervention, a 10-year commitment was formed in an MOU signed in March 2017 to operationalise the nine strategic action plans that emerged from the first fellowship and to create similar programmes to establish zero tolerance of sexual assault on women and children across Asia.
The initiative is a concrete step toward designing a common and shared vision and a living example of converting the SDG blueprint “to go from the world we have, to the world we want to have”.