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3800kms, 260 days on-foot across INDIA to fight violence against women

I decided I am not going to wait for another chance or another life. I had to do it today.


We cannot start on this journey without your help, looking forward to your support!

Our Goal

This September I will be walking 3800 km (2300 miles) from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (South India) to Srinagar, Kashmir (North India). On this through hike, I wish to collect ONE BILLION STEPS, towards making India a safer country for women.  
 

How will we achieve our Goal?


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 do we need from you?

They say it takes a village to 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 MARCH. 
 
We need a sum total of INR 100,00,000/USD 150,000 to organize this grand march successfully.  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?

INR 1,000/USD 15
Good things come in small packages
  • Thank you for being a rainbow in the clouds. May you always remain this awesome!
INR 1,500/USD 25
Embrace beautiful beginnings
  • We love writing letters. Especially the ones filled with gratitude. You will receive a hand-written thank you note signed by the entire team
  • What happens on the DANDI MARCH doesn't stay on the road. We will send you exclusive 'Behind the Scenes' pictures of our workshops on ground in your inbox from 4 cities that we cross
  • A thank you shoutout will go out to you our FB page with your picture if it's okay with you
INR 3,000/USD 50
Let good things find you
  • We become the post office of learnings and will deliver to your inbox a digital card with the life lesson of 4 brave SURVIVORS & CHANGEMAKERS
  • All previous rewards
INR 5,000/USD 75
Those who believe in magic will see it brew
  • Keep a photo frame ready because we will be sending you a signed photo of a SURVIVOR who will benefit from our workshops. When you flip it over, you will find his/her life lesson and the story behind it to brighten your day.
  • All previous rewards
INR 10,000/USD 150
Leave a legacy by contributing your daily STEPS
  • You get our special thanks and love in the credits of the documentary that comes out post the DANDI March gets over
  • You will receive a customized Arrow by CrossBow charm designed as an exclusive collection by Riddhika Jesrani 
  • All previous rewards
INR 20,000/USD 300
Absorb the goodness around you and reflect it back
  • It's good to love and great to be loved back. We will carry your video message for the SURVIVORS and get their response back for you
  • All previous rewards
INR 50,000/USD 780 
Explode with love
  • We are super excited to gift you a Limited Edition Photo-Essay Book filled with pictures, poetry and anecdotes of the first edition of our MODERN DAY DANDI MARCH
  • It gets awesomer because your name and picture will be in the acknowledgements of the book
  • All previous rewards
INR 1,00,000/USD 1,500
The world needs more brave hearts like you
  • You will be credited as an 'Associate Producer' in the documentary we are shooting
  • All previous rewards
INR 2,00,000/USD 3,000
Shine so bright that your light becomes someone else's spotlight
  • You will be credited as an 'Executive Producer' in the documentary because you deserve this and more
  • To show our deep gratitude we will send you a personal video of life lesson from the SURVIVOR while we are on the march. 
  • All previous rewards except ‘Associate Producer’
INR 5,00,000/USD 7,500
You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire Ocean in a drop!
  • You will be credited as a 'Co-Producer' in the documentary because you deserve this and more
  • A special mention in the opening Thank You credits of the documentary because your light is mighty bright and we couldn't thank you enough for all your support
  • All previous rewards except "Associate/Executive Producer"
INR 10,00,000/USD 15,500
You are pure Magic!
  • You will be credited as a 'Creative Producer' in the documentary because you deserve this and more
  • All previous rewards except "Associate/Executive/Co-Producer"
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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.

Regards,
Srishti 
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.

Regards,
Srishti 
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.
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 - goo.gl/RmHmYr and walk for a cause.

Once again, our heartfelt thanks and a billion blessings to you for supporting this movement.
- Team CrossBow Miles
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 - goo.gl/RmHmYr 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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BV
Bharti donated Rs.5,000
5 months ago

Kudos to u always

PS
Puja donated Rs.1,000
6 months ago
DP
Divya donated Rs.1,000
8 months ago

Great initiative Srishti !!

AA
Aditi donated Rs.5,000
8 months ago

For two of the most inspirational women I know...my wife (Aditi) and you Srishti..what guts...what a campaign...so so proud to have you as a ISB classmate

MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated US $16.50
9 months ago

Matching payment towards Heleni’s contribution

HS
Heleni donated US $50
9 months ago