Martha Farrell

Martha Farrell was renowned and respected in India, and around the world, for her work on women’s rights, gender equality and adult education. She was among 14 people killed in a Taliban attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015. She had been leading a gender training workshop with the Aga Khan Foundation in Kabul at the time of the attack.

The Martha Farrell Foundation has been set up in her memory.

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The Foundation

The Martha Farrell Foundation is committed to securing a gender just society by supporting practical interventions which challenge gender discrimination and promote gender mainstreaming within organisations and wider society. The foundation will continue Martha’s legacy with the same passion, excellence and long-term commitment that Martha applied in all aspects of her life.
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Martha’s tireless efforts for promoting gender mainstreaming throughout her life will be taken forward in many different ways around the world. The Foundation’s support will be global, for activities carried out with passion and excellence located in spaces and communities which otherwise do not have such agency.
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Martha Farrell Award Winners 2017
7 April 2017: Teen Murti Bhavan, New Delhi

Lok Lay 2017 Dedicated to Dr Martha Farrell
18-19 March 2017: Chitrakoot, UP


KBC Review Workshop at MFF/PRIA HeadOffice
10-11 January 2017: PRIA HeadOffice, New Delhi