Hear the voices of change

We are delighted to present the Azad Foundation Annual Report for 2016-17 telling you about the remarkable year we have had…

  • Enabling more than 580 women from urban resource-poor communities across India to embark on a journey of discovery and change through Women on Wheels programme
  • Bringing the opportunity to earn livelihood in driving to resource-poor women in two new cities – Ahmedabad and Bangalore
  • Empowering the first group of 20 feminist community leaders that have reached over 18,000 people with information, and supported close to one thousand to get citizenship papers, access government social schemes and enroll for Women on Wheels
  • Seeing 111 trained women getting employed in numerous types of jobs. From working as valets to driving waste collection vans to transporting school children to teaching other women in driving schools, the range of jobs open to women drivers is slowly but surely expanding.
  • Working with over 140 men in resource-poor communities towards more equal and safer spaces for women
  • Reaching more than 1,200 adolescent girls to develop their awareness on issues related to gender and work, and open up their aspirations for future life
  • Bringing the discussion on non-traditional livelihoods for women to 61st session of the UN Commission on Status of Women in New York, Jaipur Literature Festival and to many other forums


Download here the 2016/17 annual report to hear the voices of change that speak about the impact these initiatives have had on their lives.