Published: 15th March 2017
Fellowship to curb sexual assault
The Kalinga Fellowship aims to create zero tolerance towards sexual assault on girls
The Kalinga Fellowship is a partnership between the government, business and civil society to create zero tolerance towards sexual assaults on girls. An initiative by Dr Achyuta Samanta, Founder, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), the fellowship is imparted by the NGO BRIDGE in association with FXB India, Ashoka Foundation and Dasra through KISS.
The main objective of the fellowship is to bring together key stakeholders to facilitate a breakthrough in thinking and strategy to answer the question — How can business, government and NGOs work together to prevent and redress sexual assault on girls in Odisha? On this occasion, a five-day workshop was inaugurated at KISS and KIIT on March 6, 2017.
A few of its objectives are to create breakthrough strategies that would prevent and redress sexual assaults on girls in India, to equip each participant with leadership techniques, skills and methods to enable them to lead this agenda and to create a cohesive governance team to work together to drive forward these strategies
The three high level objectives of five-day strategy event are to build a set of breakthrough strategies that will prevent and redress sexual assaults on girls in India, to provide each participant leadership techniques, skills and method to enable them to lead this agenda both at the fellowship and afterwards, and to create a cohesive governance team to work together to drive these strategies during and after the event. During this five-day programme, each participant will be provided leadership techniques, skills and methods which will enable them to lead this agenda during the fellowship and for one year afterwards.