Application to the December 2023 Kuviraa Ambassadors Program is now open!
Updated: Nov 22
We are back with our Flagship Ambassadors program! After the success of our inaugural batch in May 2023, we are back. This time, a bigger and better program for girls and non binary folks across India from the ages of 14 - 20.
As we gear up for India’s next general election in 2024, we will see a record number of first-time voters, approximately half of whom will be girls and women. We released a report earlier this year in which we surveyed over 600 Indian adolescents and youth (ages 14-22) and found that girls report to be less interested and engaged in politics than boys. Girls who participated in the study also felt that they had fewer opportunities to engage with politics. For a strong democracy, we need girls and women to be meaningfully engaged with our political processes. Kuviraa hopes to bridge this gap for adolescent girls by providing a safe environment to discuss politics and interact with women politicians across party lines.
Our goal is to strengthen democracy by building leadership in future and first time voters. This is a virtual fellowship and the program will consist of workshop sessions on the weekends from December 1st to December 23rd 2023. Through these sessions we will cover:
Politics, Policy and Gender
Value based politics
Diversity in representation
Power of data and communicating with a feminist lens
Problem solving and campaign simulation exercises
QnA with expert speakers including politicians, party worker and other government officials
Past speakers include:
At the end of the fellowship, participants will receive a certificate of participation / letter of recommendation based on their requirement.
To be eligible for this fellowship, you should
Identify as a woman/ girl or non-binary
Be from the ages of 14 - 20 (please note that applicants over the age of 20 will not be considered)
A resident of India
Have a strong internet connection
Available to attend online sessions
Passionate about gender issues and girls in leadership
Fill out this application form which includes a video submission. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for an interview with our team.
Program costs and scholarships:
The cost of the program is INR 9,999. We offer a number of partial and full scholarships to deserving applicants and do not want the cost of the program to be a reason for you to not participate. Our goal is to have diversity in our cohort and to hear from young girls from each corner of our country. Priority will be given to applicants from tier II & tied III cities. If you need a scholarship, please indicate that in your application.
10 PM IST, November 26th, 2023
November 25th - 30th 2023