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1 Billion STEPS towards a safer world for women!


My wife Srishti Bakshi has taken up a challenge and I am proud to share with you a project which she has been tirelessly working towards for the last one year. 

Srishti is committed to making a difference in the lives of women who are victims of abuse and disparity. She aims to arm these women with financial and digital literacy to break from the shackles of their abusive life. 

She has spent months planning for this arduous journey and I have seen her up close building this initiative into movement which is the need of the hour.

I encourage you to read her plan and help fund this initiative.

The Goal

This September, Srishti, a Champion for Change with Empower Women Initiative by United Nations Women will embark on a 3800 km (2300 miles) on foot journey from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (South India) to Srinagar, Kashmir (North India). On this through hike, she hopes to collect ONE BILLION STEPS, towards making India a safer country for women.  
 

How will this team achieve their Goal?

We know that each one of you strives to give your time and hard earned money to fight for causes you believe in. It’s hard! 
 
What if we told you that your daily steps, clocked into our App will unlock funds by Corporate/Foundation/Philanthropic DONORS to benefit Non-Profits who are working on-ground protecting women and girl-child rights in our country. CrossBow , a mobile app , where you will clock in your daily steps is a mass outreach and engagement platform tailored for cause-driven campaigns. 

As the Empower Women Champion for Change 2017, we will be on the road for 260 days, walking from one city to the other. 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 changemakers on-ground who will continue the mission
  3. Document stories through shooting a documentary feature film.
 

What does this team need from you?

They say it takes a village to make a achieve a task well! We need the changemaker from every corner of the world to succeed here!
 
Please CONTRIBUTE FUNDS, as much as you comfortably can, 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 your faith and join our hands. 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 CHANGEMAKER.

What will you get?

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

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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.

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Crossbow Impact Partner donated Rs.25,000
10 months ago

Matching payment towards Amarnath’s contribution

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Crossbow Impact Partner donated Rs.2,500
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Sachin donated Rs.2,500
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We are with you ... education ll become simple by your efforts ....

CI
Crossbow Impact Partner donated Rs.6,300
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