Martha was many things to many people. Known for her friendships, her leadership, her generosity and her devotion to feminism in everyday life, she has a special place in the hearts of all those who knew her. Here are some of the stories shared by Martha’s family members, friends and colleagues, who remember her courage, warmth and compassion and how she continues to inspire them in different ways.
At the 6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Martha presented PRIA’s Campaign to End Female Foeticide which was conducted in Haryana, India. The campaign brought together local communities, elected representatives, members of local governance institutions ...Read More
At Shantou University, China, Martha presented the role of PRIA in empowering rural women to take on leadership positions in the community and in local governance institutions. Martha strongly believed that unless rural women learn to become leaders, they will not feel empowered ...Read More
Martha was instrumental in setting up PRIA’s Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment, and conducted regular trainings within the organization to sensitize all employees, particularly those who have recently joined PRIA, on the issue. ...Read More
This training was conducted in Gram Vikas in October 2014. Martha has conducted many such trainings on sensitizing private, governmental and non-governmental organizations on the need for gender sensistive work environments. ...Read More
On the occasion of International Women’s Day in 2015, Martha made a presentation at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute with the purpose of raising awareness on the issue of sexual harassment and, in particular, the provisions of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace ...Read More
Violence Against Women is one of the most widespread violation of human rights across the world. Over the past couple of years, Martha worked tirelessly to raise the issue, implementing innovative change models (working with young boys and girls, community elders, governance inst ...Read More
Martha led a study on Women’s Leadership in Local Governance in India. This presentation highlights the findings of the study and the wide gap between stated policies of the government and the reality on the ground. ...Read More