e-Women & Empowerment, Winner 2015
Name of Project: FeminismInIndia.com
Project Website: www.feminisminindia.com
Name of Organization: FeminismInIndia.com
Organization Website: www.feminisminindia.com
Community-driven platform enables women to raise their voice
Launched in August 2014, www.feminisminindia.com is a digital feminist new media community platform. It seeks to amplify the voices of the minority, marginalised and powerless and helps them to break their silence and raise their voices. Its work sprawls multiple forms of media, art, culture and technology. By feminist, the publishers don’t just mean women’s rights, but they also want to break structures of class, caste, race, gender, skin colour, sexuality, culture, ethinicity, age and ability. It believes in affirmative sexuality and intersectionality. The group’s mission is to become a one-stop platform for everything related to feminism in India. The goal is to build a social movement to learn, educate and develop a feminist sensibility among the youth. It believes that there is a need to unravel the F-word and demystify all the negativity surrounding it. It has a dynamic e-zine section for which more than 50 writers contribute high-quality articles written from a feminist lens. It has individually run three strategic digital campaigns and two collaborative campaigns with other young feminist groups. It creates viral social media content in the form of posters, images and graphics. It also conducts tweet-chats and tweetathons on Twitter on trending topics. It curates and moderates a feminist group on Facebook with more than 5,000 members and engages in healthy positive discussions and debates. It also provides resources in the form of relevant laws, helplines and useful web-links. This is the first-ever community-driven feminist magazine which uses new media, art, culture and technology to drive the point home. In less than a year, it has over 50 people writing about 200 articles on issues of importance. It has already impacted close to 20,000 people.