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Our Story

When we were kids, we were convinced that we had the power to change the world. Then somewhere along the way, we grew up and convinced ourselves that these were just childish dreams.
We settled for realism instead of idealism.  
Traded hope for spreadsheets. 
Chose to turn away rather than fight.

We decided that CHANGE-MAKERS are people other than us. But the truth is quite simple - 

What is Project CrossBow?

It is a step towards making India safer and better for women. 

Srishti Bakshi, a Champion for Change with the United Nations Empower Women initiative, will be walking 3800 km (2300 miles) from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (South India) to Srinagar, Kashmir (North India) to sensitize citizens about violence against women and help them fight it through financial and digital literacy.

I am proud to share with you that I am part of this inspiring movement called Arrow by CrossBow and I’m calling you to be an Arrow for change to combat violence against women.

For all those of us who raise, teach or simply love young children, this is a chance to make this great country safer, fairer and equal for women.

Our Goal

This September, Srishti Bakshi, our Lead Arrow, on her Modern Day Dandi March, will be walking 3800 km from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu to Srinagar, Kashmir. On this journey through the spine of India, we hope to collect a total of ONE BILLION STEPS, a sum of daily step contributions by each one of you towards making India a safer country for women.  


How will we achieve our Goal?

You will help us get there!
Your daily steps, clocked into our CrossBow mobile App will unlock funds by Corporate/Philanthropic DONORS to benefit Non-Profit Organisations who are working to protect women and girl-child rights in our country.  

Meanwhile, as the Empower Women Champion for Change 2017, we will be on the road for 260 days. During this walk  our team of Arrows will be - 
  1. Conducting Workshops on  financial and digital literacy to empower women.
  2. Build an extensive volunteer network of change-makers on the ground who will continue the mission.
  3. Document stories through shooting a documentary feature film.
What do we need from you?

Be the change-maker we know you are!
Please CONTRIBUTE FUNDS, as much as you are comfortable with, to help us organise our 260 day MODERN DAY DANDI MARCH. 
We need a sum total of INR 1 Crore/USD 150,000 to organize this grand march successfully.  

Fund Utilization (₹ Lakhs)

Share our story on your social feeds.  We will need each one of you to discuss what we are setting out to do. We need you to sign up. Show us faith and join us. By adopting this digital movement, people across the world will be propelled to kickstart change. 
At Arrow by Crossbow, we believe that each one of us is a CHANGE-MAKER.

What will you get?

Apart from a billion blessings, please find alongside (see under UPDATES) the exciting give aways that we have planned to share with you.

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7th June 2018
Dear Friends,

On 30th April in Srinagar, Srishti Bakshi and Team CrossBow Miles walked their final joyous steps in the 3800 km journey across India towards the safety and empowerment of women. A journey that began 8 months ago, traversed 12 states and directly touched the lives of over 85,000 people.

Thank you for the support and encouragement that saw us through every step of the way! And this journey, it has only just really started!

We have so much to do now - 110 workshops worth of data to collate and analyse, 123k people on social media to build networks with, and 108 million steps on the CrossBow Miles app to convert into the next big disruption in crowd funding.

We have succeeded in what we set out to do because of your affection and blessings, and we would love for you to join us as we cross over from one chapter in the CrossBow Miles journey to the next.

19th March 2018
CrossBow Miles is now on the last leg of its 3800 km on-foot journey from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, after crossing the 3000 km mark. Srishti Bakshi is now marching upwards and onwards through Haryana, Punjab and finally onto J&K.

This came on the back of an action-packed stay in Delhi. Team CrossBow Miles met the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind who reiterated his support to the campaign, with valuable suggestions on growing and motivating the volunteer network.

The movement also got tremendous international recognition. Srishti got the highest accolade from the British Commonwealth, receiving the Commonwealth Points of Light award for India from the British High Commissioner, Sir Dominic Asquith, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

CrossBow Miles used the time in Delhi to impart what it had learnt through practical experience and observations of the problems faced by women in India and possible solutions.

We participated in the Gender Equality Summit by the United National Global Compact Network India, an ITC knowledge roundtable with noted lawyers and women leaders,  #SHEROESHours, a multi-city event to #PressforProgress on the occasion of International Women's Day and many more thought-provoking workshops and interactions.  

The standout events in Delhi where the heart and the mood of the city were so visible were the Public Wall Painting at Sarojini Nagar market where over 300 people painted messages of gender equality and the Public Night Walk where over 15,000 people rallied together to reclaim the night as a safe space for women and children.

With both public events, the atmosphere was distinctly electric with the energy and determination to bring about change in society and make it safer and better for women.  

Please do join in this movement. Every step you take goes towards building a safer and better India for women and girls and brighter future for all.
18th December 2017
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for supporting CrossBow Miles' journey of a #billionstepsforWOMEN.

You'll be pleased to know that we've withdrawn a small part of your generous contribution towards funding operational costs of the walk (support staff, vehicles, hotels etc). The funds are also being used for the backend logistics of on-boarding more causes onto the CrossBow Miles app. The CrossBow Miles app is what will help us make this a digital world movement and it has already seen an overwhelming response. People from all over the world are picking a preferred cause and walking every day. We hope you have been doing that too. If you haven't yet, please do download the app - and walk for a cause.

Once again, our heartfelt thanks and a billion blessings to you for supporting this movement.
- Team CrossBow Miles

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Supporters (28)

Milaap Impact Partner donated US $33
10 months ago

Matching payment towards Praveena’s contribution

Anonymous donated US $100
10 months ago

All the very best !

Rich donated US $100
11 months ago
Gita donated Rs.1,000
12 months ago
Crossbow Impact Partner donated Rs.2,600
about 1 year ago

Matching payment towards SAGNIK’s contribution

Santanu donated Rs.2,600
about 1 year ago

Now my father joins the league. My second donation on behalf of my father.