About this booklet
This booklet captures transformative stories of selected Gender Justice Champions. Drawing from the Gender Leadership Programme (GLP), it provides glimpses of the work done by these champions, documenting their personal transformations and year-long learning projects. It highlights their efforts to bring a more gender-transformative approach to their work, to transform organisational practices, and embed the approach in their state coalitions or Partnerships. The stories in this booklet show multiple changes at the individual, organisational and coalition levels after the one-year programme. We hope these stories show the power of investing in gender leadership programmes, and are excited to follow the future work of this first cohort of Gender Justice Champions in India.
About the Gender Leadership Programme (GLP)
The Gender Leadership Programme (GLP) to end child marriage was created to enhance the capacities of Girls Not Brides member organisations to integrate gender-transformative approaches (GTA) into their work in a way that address the root causes, and to develop more impactful programmes to end child marriage and support ever-married girls. It took participants on a journey over the period of a year, with two face-to-face five-day residential workshops, online group sessions, and mentorship. The GLP also includes individual and collective projects that provide an opportunity for participants to put learnings from the programme into practice. It attempts to foster a level of personal and professional transformation beyond conventional training.