HYDERABAD: The New Indian Express won the Laadli Media & Advertising Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2015-16, Southern Region.
TNIE’s three-part feature series on the empowerment of sex worker community in Anantapur as part of the project review by the Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), by senior reporter, Rajitha S, won the award in the Best Print Campaign, English category. The series highlighted the impact of Single Window project by CFAR on the community members.
This was selected from 282 entries from the Southern Region and is one of the 30 winning entries across print, electronic, radio and web mediums.
Laadli awards are given away by Population First, a Mumbai-based not for profit organisation that works with the objective of promoting gender sensitivity along with development oriented programmes.
The 8th edition of Laadli awards is conducted in association with Colors, Viacom 18, and is supported by United Nations Population Fund and Hyderabad-based Bhumika Women’s Collective.
The jury included veteran journalists like VJM Diwakar, C Mrunalini and Lalitha Iyer. Mahesh Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda Commissionerate gave away awards.