WHAT MAKES VIKALP UNIQUE?
The Vikalp team members personally relate to the trials and tribulations young girls and women face on a daily basis, making them powerful role models and leaders in their community. Their combined passion and eagerness for change makes the organization an outstanding force for gender equality.
Despite enormous scale of child marriage in Rajasthan, Vikalp Sansthan is one of very few organizations specifically working to address this deeply embedded cultural practice. Their courageous and vocal advocacy has positioned them as regional leaders of the global Girls Not Brides movement. They widely disseminate their message and approach, mentoring smaller organizations and hosting consultations to generate discussion and coordinated action to protect girls.
Additionally, Vikalp recognizes and harnesses the incredible power and potential of youth in India. They have mobilized over 400 passionate young volunteers which act as bridges into their communities, providing incredible reach and potential for change. The young leaders campaign for their own rights within their own families, schools and networks and enact widespread change from the ground up.