About Us

The Martha Farrell Foundation supports practical interventions which are committed to achieving a gender-just society and promoting life-long learning.

These interventions include:

  Youth-led campaigns engaging youth in gender issues.

  Training and development programs to facilitate understanding of gender mainstreaming in organizations and communities and raise awareness on the issue of sexual harassment.

  Scholarships and fellowships to develop new knowledge and the professional practice of promoting gender equality, leadership of women and prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace.


Latest Blog

Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowship: Resourcing research to build safe campuses

The Martha Farrell Memorial Fellowship was instituted in 2016 by The ACU in honour of Dr. Farrell, to continue her life's work in engendering workplaces and HEIs. Read our former Fellow Mojibur Rahman's journey of learning and unlearning.

Round-up: Our work during COVID-19 pandemic

In March-June 2020, we reorganised our focus and methods to address the challenges our communities were facing due to the pandemic. In this special COVID-19 newsletter, we share stories of women migrant workers and adolescents we've supported in the first phase of lockdown.

Migrant worker Sarita reports on her lockdown experience

Sarita from Gurgaon writes that the lockdown was necessary but “the government hasn't done anything for those of us who lost their jobs because of it." Read other reports from members of the Domestic Workers' Action Network in our anthology "Those Who Stayed" (Resource Center).

Gulista throws light on the quarantine’s toll on girls

Fifteen-year-old Gulista misses going to school more than anything else - “It’s the only place in the world where I could be myself, no questions asked, even if it’s just for a few hours." Gulista is one of the adolescent leaders MFF has engaged with during the lockdown.


Employees trained to make workplaces safe


ICs and LCs formed


Youth collectivised to address VAWG in their communities


Nominations received for MF Award

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Population reached

Martha Farrell

Martha Farrell was a passionate civil society leader, renowned and respected in India and around the world for her work on women's rights, gender equality and adult education. She was among 14 people killed in a terrorist attack on a guest house in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 13, 2015. She had been leading a gender training workshop with the Aga Khan Foundation in Kabul at the time of the attack.