FII Turns 9: A Letter From The FII Founder

Pricey reader, 

Welcome to yet one more yr of FII! FIII turns 9 right this moment and it wouldn’t have been doable with out your assist. 

Feminism in India began out as a Fb web page, in 2013, that curated feminist content material from the Web. I started the Fb web page once I started my very own journey as a feminist. In the present day, we’re a media organisation of 12 kickass girls who run our two web sites — FII English and FII Hindi. On our ninth birthday, I’d prefer to take a second to firstly thank my workforce who’ve all the time supported me and given their greatest to the organisation. 

FII was created with the imaginative and prescient of dismantling patriarchy and social injustice by centring the voices of people who these buildings oppress. Our mission is to extend the illustration of Indian girls and marginalised communities on the web and amplify their issues utilizing instruments of digital storytelling. By means of our platform, we purpose to create a era of younger individuals which are conscious and educated about feminism and social justice. 

A couple of updates

As you might know in the course of the pandemic FII determined to go totally distant and we now have remained so recognising the necessity for our workforce members to have a versatile workspace, work-life steadiness and residential and care duties. Though distant work offers one numerous flexibility and thoughts area to pursue different tasks, it additionally comes with its personal disadvantages. Our workforce is unfold throughout the nation and therefore assembly one another in individual turns into difficult.

Nevertheless, this yr was totally different! We began the yr with a bang or to be extra exact a comfortable workforce retreat on the Jim Corbett Nationwide Park. A lot of our workforce members have been assembly one another for the primary time and to say that we actually loved every others’ firm and had numerous enjoyable could be an understatement. We additionally labored on our annual strategic plan for the yr.

FII workforce on the Jim Corbett Nationwide Park

This yr has been additional particular for the workforce, however particularly for me. I had an enormous private replace for the workforce—I used to be pregnant and anticipating my first baby in June 2023. In the course of the workforce retreat, we mentioned my maternity break and the way the workforce will run the organisation in my absence. We selected collective management of our 4 workforce leads together with our HR Operations supervisor who would collectively handle decision-making and day-to-day operations. I’d after all be out there on a necessity foundation, however not be concerned usually.

In the present day, as I write this word two months post-partum, I do know we took the best choice. My workforce has been operating the organisation since mid-June and I couldn’t be extra happy with them. They’ve dealt with each problem small or huge with grace holding the pursuits of the organisation and the well-being of our employees in precedence. That is the facility of collective management and I’m so glad that FII is main the way in which.

We’re a workforce of 12 younger girls underneath 35 who come from various castes, religions, disabilities and areas. We’re from North, South, East and West however we characterize one imaginative and prescient—to make feminism accessible for the Indian youth.


We now have finished some stellar influence work that I’m blissful to share with you all.

  • Japleen organised a Wikipedia Editathon on 4th March in collaboration with Girls Carry Well being and 91Springboard on girls’s well being in India.
  • Ritika Mahajan, Assistant Professor, Division of Administration Research, MNIT Jaipur took reference from 10 articles from FII as secondary information for a research titled “Experiences of LGBTQs in India: Range, Fairness, and Inclusion at Work.
  • FII Hindi was chosen for Google Information Initiative’s Indian Languages Program, 2023.

What’s coming?

I’m very excited to announce that we’re shortly launching a brand new bilingual video sequence on gender and information literacy as a part of the FactShala Innovation Lab in collaboration with Information Leads.

Lastly, FII is unbiased of any non secular, political, or company affiliations and requires funds to maintain the web sites operating ad-free and pay for our core prices like salaries of our core workforce members, remuneration for our writers, and know-how prices of operating two web sites, and so forth. We additionally need to have the ability to create extra feminist assets which are time-intensive.

A couple of hundred rupees or just a few thousand would go a good distance in serving to us keep ad-free, and we promise to maintain serving you recent feminist content material that you just love! On our ninth birthday, your contributions would make for the most effective birthday present. Share your assist by changing into an FII member and tweeting with #FIITurns9.

Or you possibly can additionally make us a one-time donation. For worldwide donors, please click on here. For Indian donors, please click on here

Unbiased and sincere feminist media wants dedicated readers and I duly hope that you’ll think about supporting your favorite feminist media platform. 

I’d love to listen to your tales and experiences of how FII impacted you! We hope you’ll proceed to assist us as you could have via this powerful yr, so we are able to all be a step nearer to smashing the patriarchy.

Until then,