Founders Shakti Vahini
The Women Rights Award honors a leader who takes action to protect and restore the rights, safety, and dignity of all people, especially women and girls who have been exploited by gender-based violence and have shown exemplary leadership skills and innovation to create ripple effects in the women rights issue.
The recipient, Kant Brothers co- founded Shakti Vahini in 2001; an organization that works for the rights of women and children in India. The organization has been a leading voice on policy and legal changes to combat violence against women and children. “Shakti” is the mother goddess, the goddess who has fought injustice, and “Vahini” is a brigade.