NOIDA– A Delhi school government teacher, Manu Gulati, has won Maratha Farewell Award 2019 for her contribution to women’s empowerment and gender equality promotion. Gulati has been actively engaged in contributing to the formal education of girls. Also, her work in sensitizing the boys and girls in government schools about gender neutrality is appreciable.
Gulati is a mentor teacher with the Directorate of Education, New Delhi. Moreover, she collaborates with Indian franchise of an American “Market Aligned Skills Training Program” to impart training for beauticians, weavers, sales girls, etc. in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Kashmir.
“It is an honour to receive the Martha Farrell Award. I am proud that my work to ensure equitable access to education for girls and gender sensitisation with students and parents has been recognised. As a mentor-teacher, I will continue to promote holistic teaching methods that empower and instill self-confidence in girls.” said Manu Gulati.
The award in the general equality category was given to Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti (MJAS) which is a women-led initiative for rural women. It was formed as a registered organization in 2000 to curb the domestic violence.
In the Gender Equality category, the award went to Mahila Jan Adhikar Samiti (MJAS), a women-led organisation which started as a collective of rural women and, eventually, transitioned into a registered organisation in 2000 to fight against domestic violence.
What is Martha Farrell Award?
In the year 2017, the Martha Farrell Awards was instituted to pay tribute to Dr Martha Farrell who was an activist for gender equality and women empowerment. This award is supported by Martha Farrell Foundation (MFF) and sponsored by Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and Rizwan Adatia Foundation (RAF). There are two categories of this award- Most promising individual (any gender) and Best organisation for Gender Equality. In both the categories, the winners get the prize amount of Rs. 1.50 Lakh.