an Initiative of Milaan Foundation
Since 2015, Milaan Foundation has amplified the voices of Girl Icon Fellows chosen out of 15,000 applicants. With 100 Girl Icon Fellows, and 2,000 Girl Icon Peers, currently across two states of India (Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh) and growing, Milaan seeks to scale the girl’s leadership building program utilizing a customizable digital smart solution and further galvanizing the 2,000 leaders of the Girl Icon Peer Groups.
1 in 100
Girls in rural India who complete 12th
70% of India
42% of married women
experience spousal abuse in UP
70% less likely to get married early
for girls attending secondary school in India
“To Inspire, Incubate, and Invest in girls as being the amplified voices of change.”
Girl Icon Fellows go through a rigorous process of selection starting with written applications and ending in home visits. To date, we have received 15,000 applications.
Each Girl Icon Fellow forms a group of 20 Girl Icon Peers to collaborate on creating change together. Currently, Milaan Foundation supports 2,000 peers in two states of India: Madya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Social Action Projects
Each Girl Icon Peer group comes together to collectively impact their communities via three social action projects over the two years long fellowship. By 2017, the fellows will have completed 300 community transformations.