Action India has WON the Ashoka Changemakers’s collaborative competition, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation!! This award recognizes our Women, Law and Social Change Program, which aims to bring an end to violence against women. As the only organization from India chosen as a finalist, we are especially proud of our achievement. None of this would have been possible without the women of the Mahila Panchayats and the organizations with which we partner to make the Mahila Panchayat network a success.
Vidya Thapa – 2007 Exemplar Awardee for Health
Vidya Thapa, a health worker for Action India, was awarded the Exemplar Award for Health by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Bharti Foundation. Vidya has worked for Action India for twenty-three years, serving underprivileged women in the resettlement colony of New Seemapuri, Delhi. The award recognizes Vidya’s resolve and skills to serve the crucial health needs of this community. Vidya is trained in holistic health, through a feminist perspective, emphasizing gender equality and self-esteem at an individual and collective level.
2008 – Action India was honoured by the Chief Minister and awarded the best new NGO from the GRC-SSSK selected in 2008 by the Delhi government.
National Commission for Women Awards Ms. Sushila, Senior Paralegal won the Outstanding Women award on 21st March, 2013.
91st OSCAR Award
Period End of Sentence is set in Hapur village outside Delhi, where women lead a quiet revolution as they fight against the stigma of menstruation. Our MHM Initiative becomes a Global awarding winning Short Documentary “Period. End of Sentence”. The Short Documentary has been won the 91st Academy Awards under the Best Short Documentary category in 2019. The documentary is based on our sanitary pad unit in Kathikheda.