Awards and Recognition

Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the year, FICCI FLO, (February 2018)

Special Mention, sm4e Awards, DEF India (April 2018)

UN Online Volunteering Award, UNV (December 2017) 

mBillionth Awards, mBillionth (August 2017)

Finalists, Social Media for Empowerment Award, DEF India (April 2017)

People's Choice Award, Femvertising Award, Femvertising, (September 2016)


YourStory (April 10, 2019) How Kirthi Jayakumar is addressing gender equality by giving women ‘Saahas’

YourStory (March 6, 2019) Women on top: Meet the awardees at HerStory Women on a Mission Summit 2019

Rediff (April 2, 2018) How 1 Indian woman's Saahas is helping women in 196 countries

Times of India (November 10, 2018) The New LOC: Line of COnsent

The Hindu (May 5, 2018) New textbooks break gender stereotypes

Business Standard (March 17, 2018) Kirthi Jayakumar is helping victims of gender violence via app and chatbot

Daily O (January 16, 2018) What marital rape survivors experience every day

The New Indian Express, Bridging the g(APP) (November 24, 2017)

The New Indian Express, Apps that make women brave (September 12, 2017)

Times of India, Pocket aids keep you safe in dark alleys, at late hours, (August 21, 2017)

Deccan Chronicle, A voice for the vulnerable (August 14, 2017)

The Hindu, 421 rapes, yet Tamil Nadu did not seek Nirbhaya fund (July 21, 2017)

Live Mint, Time to speak up against sexual harassment (May 14, 2017)

Huffington Post India, Most People Don't, But Everyone Must Ask Their HR About Their Company's Policies On Fighting Sexual Harassment (March 15, 2017)

Reuters Indian films portray stalking of women as "cool, romantic", say campaigners (September 20, 2016)

The Hindu, Bringing Change from Chennai to DC (June 16, 2016)

Times of India, Infighting among gay community should now end (June 15, 2016)

Deccan Chronicle, 'An invite from Michelle Obama' (June 14, 2016)

AWID, I am Breaking a Gender Stereotype (March 2016)

The Weekend Leader, “After all, we must try to find ways to gift children the future they deserve"  (January 2016)

Agam Sei, Disaster Relief: The Elephant in the Room (January 2016)

The Hindu, When Flood Relief Lessons Proved Useful for Manipur (January 2016)

Statement on gender and disarmament to the UN General Assembly First Committee (October 16, 2015)

AWID / YFA, Rallying People’s Support for Gender Equality in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, (September 24, 2015)

AWID / YFA, My World: creating gender equality awareness, one volunteer at a time. (September 24, 2015)

Beyond Violence, The World Through Rose-colored Glasses (September 7, 2015)

The Hindu, Off to the Rescue (May 2015)

IKnowPolitics, Kirthi Jayakumar (October 16, 2014)

MyWorld, #REF4Women: Advocating for Women in Development through MY World 2015 (August 18, 2014)

Mid-Day, Love across the border (August 3, 2014)

AWID, The Red Elephant Foundation: A Small Initiative with a Big Impact (June 2014)

Girls Globe, Women who Inspire: Kirthi in India (March 24, 2014)

The Hindu, Peacebuilders unite (March 13, 2014)

Aman Ki Asha, How the Building Peace Project was born (March 13, 2014)

Fledglings Buzz, The Red Elephant Foundation, (January 2014)

Peace Agents, Stories of Girls' Empowerment, (August 19, 2013)