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AWARDEES - Dayawati Modi Streeshakti Samman Awards
• Dr Heena Vijay Kumar Gavit
• Anula de Silva
• Lily Thapa
• Ms. Ruma Roka
• Rashmi Singh
• Seema Kohli
• Krishna Poonia
• Jetsun Pema
• Smt. Madhavi Mudgal
• Ms. Revathy Menon
• Justice Ruma Pal
• Smt. Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
• Smt. Laina Raveendran Greene
• Smt. Usha Rai
• Smt. Anjolie Ela Menon
• Smt. Madhushree Dutta
• Smt. Mangi Devi
• Smt. Vidya Bal
• Smt. Usha Ganguly
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AWARDEES - Streeshakti Science Awards
• Dr. Jaya S. Tyagi
• Prof. B.K. Thelma
• Prof. Shobhana Narasimhan
• Prof. Usha Bhosle
• Dr. Charusita Chakravarty
• Prof. Rupamanjari Ghosh
• Prof. Manikuntala Kundu
• Dr. Neelima Gupte
• Dr. Chitra Dutta
• Dr. Anuradha Lohia
• Dr. Aruna Dhathathreyan
• Dr. Soniya Nityanand
• Dr. Anita Mehta
• Prof. Shobhona Sharma
• Professor Pratima Sinha
• Indrani Bose

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To create a network for achieving equality, self-reliance and an equal opportunity for women in India. To envelop policies for empowerment.
To establish a network of Women's Centres to support inter-linked multiple activities, addressing the over-all empowerment of women.
To evolve strategies to ensure political empowerment of women and to synergize the proven role models. To work towards establishing an Equal Opportunity Commission in India. To create documentation and make visible women's achievements, past and present.


She Leads is a unique leadership virtual training programme of 35 hours program spread over 7 days designed to support aspiring women political leaders across all backgrounds to enter politics and run for office at state and national levels in India. With the support of the Chevening Alumni Project Fund (CAPF), the training for the first cohort of women leaders is being conducted by Stree Shakti-The parallel force, in collaboration with the Indian School of Democracy, Netri and Shakti culminating in a closing ceremony at 3 pm on 8th March at India International Centre New Delhi.

With over 50 trainees from 13 Indian states, the first batch of She Leads is a diverse group of spirited women leaders. The first part of the training which started on 24th February, had esteemed panel of speakers and experts which included Ms Margaret Alva, Senior Politician and Ex-Governor of Uttrakhand; Dr Heena Gavit, Hon’ble MP, Lok Sabha and Mr Ghanshyam Tiwari, Spokesperson Samajwadi Party, and Mr M V Rajeev Gowda, Ex MP, INC. The experts from the field of journalism and social work also took session during the programme.

"We should rise above identity politics, British policy of divide and rule should be rejected, based on caste we should not cast our vote" - Dr Heena Gavit

"Women are more accessible and acceptable to the people in their constituency. Politics is a winnable arena for women." - Margaret Alva

The second part of the training is scheduled for 6th March’2021, which will have sessions by Mr Prithvi Reddy and Ms.Bandana Kumari, MLAs from AAP, and Ms. Archana Chitnis, Ex MP, BJP.

With this first step, She Leads aims to start a journey for strengthening the political leadership of women in India. The next step will be to start certificate courses for young women in colleges and universities for them to consider politics as a career option. Miranda House is the first college to begin this certificate program.

"Time has come for women to claim their political space. I hope women will aspire and lead the country" - Rekha Mody Founder Stree Shakti - The Parallel Force.

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Report of the training of the first cohort (February - March, 2021)

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Media Coverage of She Leads

  • ● 50 women undergo training aimed at enhancing their participation in politics
  • ● Delhi’s Miranda House to start training course for aspiring women politicians
  • ● She Leads: Politicians come together to train women to enter politics

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The Objectives of Stree Shakti - The Parallel Force

Inter-linking various forces - NGOs, educational institutes, writers, artists, journalists, performers, women's groups & activities for gender equality.
Interfacing with the corporate world.
Networking with grassroots-level and national level women leaders.
Bringing women's health issue centre stage and highlight community participations.
Demanding accountability and ensuring good governance.
Promoting women's publications and developing literature.
Working towards the creation of women's voices in SAARC & ASEAN nations.


Who is the author? Kalidas or Viddyottama? A Research Study

The research is based on an exploration comprising oral testimony, writings, available texts, works of Kalidasa that include lyrics, epic and drama.

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Dayawati Modi Stree Shakti Centenary AwardDayawati Modi Stree Shakti Centenary Award

Ms. Claire Chiang - co-founder of Banyan Tree Hotels, Dayawati Modi Shree Shakti Centenary Awardee 2015. This award is by the women, for the women, and in the memory of an extra ordinary woman "Dayawati Modi" whose birth centenary was celebrated in 2015.

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StreeShakti Samman Awards

Stree Shakti – The Parallel Force held its 13th Annual Award Ceremony on 25th November 2011, 3:30PM at 7, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in the presence of Kumari Selja, Hon’ble Minister of Culture & Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

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