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Breaking the Cycle: Empowering Women, Investing in Girls' Future

CHILD MARRIAGE IS A VIOLATION OF HUMAN AND CHILD RIGHTS.

12 million 

Girls Are Married Before The Age Of 18 Each Year

23 Girls

Every Minute

1 in every 3 

Seconds 

CAUSE | A VISCIOUS CYCLE IS DRIVING CHILD AND FORCED MARRIAGES

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INTER-GENERATIONAL VISCIOUS CYCLE CAUSING LIFE-LONG DOWNWARD SPIRALS FOR WOMEN

CHALLENGE

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Deep rooted patriarchal norms 

Lack of data & evidence for global agenda on gender

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Lack of pathways for girl education & livelihoods

Lack of awareness of rights and access for policy support

A UNIFYING COLLABORATION: IMPACT AND BOLLYWOOD UNITE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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In a collaborative effort to combat child marriage and promote gender equality, Sikhya Entertainment and Viniyard Film present the poignant documentary "Kicking Balls," produced by renowned filmmakers Ashvini Yardi and Academy Award winner Guneet Monga Kapoor. This heartwarming film explores the lives of 200 teenage girls from three villages in Rajasthan, who, despite being child brides, find hope and freedom through football, an initiative driven by a local NGO.    

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KICKING BALLS

Million Voices to Action

A movement using power of documentary through village screenings to impact over a million lives in 10K villages in India.

The Movement: "1 Million Voices to Action"

She Leads Impact Fund has partnered with Oscar Award Winner Guneet Monga Kapoor to launch the nationwide campaign "1 Million Voices to Action." This movement aims to empower women in rural India by leveraging "Kicking Balls" as a powerful tool for storytelling, unlocking capital, dialogue, and advocacy. The goal is to inspire behavioral change and policy recommendations to eradicate child marriage and promote gender equality, bringing the concept of women's empowerment full circle.

Our Vision

Our vision is to take powerful documentaries like "Kicking Balls" to communities that connect with their narratives, enabling a system of action - ONE VILLAGE AT A TIME. By bringing these stories to life and empowering rural women, we strive to create a ripple effect that fosters change and uplifts communities across India.

CREATING VIRTUAL CYCLES OF EMPOWERMENT FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN

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FIRST ‘HATKE VILLAGE SCREENING’

1st Village Screening done in Sultanpur Molvi, Block Gajraula, Uttar Pradesh, India on 30th May 2024, in partnership with Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. 

200+ Village

Community attended

50 Sahelis

From 50 villages in UP 

SAHELIS DRIVING DIALOGUE, SHARING STORIES AND CAPTURING VOICES  

THEORY OF CHANGE

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HERE'S WHERE YOU CAN COME IN

Your support will help us:

 

  • Help us organize screenings: Bringing "Kicking Balls" directly to 100 villages for maximum impact.

 

  • Facilitate discussions: Creating safe spaces for communities to discuss child marriage and the importance of girls' education.
     

  • Empower Sahelis (rural women): Equipping women with the tools and resources to become champions for change.

DONATE TODAY AND BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION

US$300K - GRANT

KEY OUTCOMES

100

Villages in India

500

Saheli trained as local village agents to eradicate child marriages

10,000

Girls & mapped for interventions in education, skilling, livelihoods and protection

10,000

Surveys to capture local voices, stories and baseline data on prevalent conditions

Report Publication

on State of Child Marriage in India with Policy Recommendations

TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF GIRLS AND WOMEN FOREVER!

TOGETHER, WE CAN END CHILD MARRIAGE AND INVEST IN THE FUTURES OF GIRLS ACROSS INDIA

US$3000 
Cost per village

Break inter-generation cycles to empower girls and women, one village at a time

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Get in Touch

+1-914-514-0521

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