Azad Foundation

Training the female taxi drivers of tomorrow

2016 - 2021

Azad Foundation was established in 2008 to provide resource-poor women living in urban areas of India with dignified livelihoods. HDF grant funding has supported its flagship ‘Women on Wheels’ programme to equip women with the skills to become self-sustaining professionals in jobs and markets that have traditionally been closed to them – namely public transport. The initiative also responds to a growing public demand for safe and alternate transport options for women in selected cities in India.


TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Why is birth registration so important?

Plan International´s Birth Registration Innovation Team are bringing 6 key principles of innovation to this challenge. They have developed a tailored innovation process to create sustainable and scalable solutions for birth registration. Understand Contextual Constraints: What differentiates constraints from pain…

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

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