One million pledges achieved in 2013 and now…


In Support of the Girl Child!

The Girl Pledge Campaign 2013 was a stirring and deeply motivating campaign that touched over a million lives in India through active volunteerism. People of all ages and from all walks of life committed, during the magical months of the campaign, to work towards a better life for the Girl Child.

Welcome to the Act Now 2014! Join us as we progress from pledges to actions towards making this world a gender-equal space!

After the Girl Pledge? Time to Act!

While the Girl Pledge 2013 was focused on creating awareness on issues relating to the girl child including child marriage, abuse and violence, female feticide, malnutrition and lack of education for the Girl Child, ACT NOW 2014! takes the campaign to the next level by reaching out to those who pledged to actually begin including tangible acts in support of the Girl Child as both short term and long term initiatives.

Why Act for the Girl Child?

Through the ACT NOW 2014 Campaign, you can:

  • Bring about awareness on treating women and girls with respect and equality
  • Advocate for equal opportunities and rights of women and girls
  • Enable change in behaviour and social norms
  • Empower girls and their families to speak up and stand for themselves
  • Promote protective environment to receive adequate response when at risk

H. H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's message on Girl Pledge: English, Hindi

ACT NOW 2014!

Some suggested actions...

Share your own ideas! Get creative!!!



The Girl Pledge gathered responses from over One Million people, pledging to make a difference in the lives of girls and women all over the country.

We believe that collective action has a multiplier effect in social change and so the Group Act brings together everyone looking to make a difference in society and helps them act efficiently and effectively. So team up, make a difference and change lives!

  1. 1.Act Now-Poster
  2. 2.Act Now-Manual
  3. 3.Act Now-Banner
  4. 4.Act Now-Reporting Form
  5. 5.Act Now Placard

how do you record your act!
  1. Make a group
  2. Plan an action from the list or innovate to create your own act
  3. Identify a community (slum/village/orphanage)
  4. Click a picture while conducting the Act
  5. Enter detail on the “Act Reporting Form”
  6. Share on or email us on
NOTE: In case of difficulties uploading, send Photo and Reporting form to
How do you record your Act!
  1. Make a group
  2. Plan an action from the list or innovate to create your own act
  3. Identify a community (slum/village/orphanage)
  4. Click a picture while conducting the Act
  5. Enter detail on the “Act Reporting Form”
  6. Share on or email us on


How do you leave behind a legacy? You inspire people to continue your work.

Inspire now is the third phase of the Girl Pledge campaign preceded by the Act Now 2014! movement and aims at bringing about a deep rooted awareness and widely accepted changes in the day to day lives of girls and women across India!

How do we “Inspire Change”?
  • Devise a self-sustaining model for carrying out various empowerment movements for the girl child
  • Bring about awareness and changes at a grass-root level in society
  • Make the women and girls in the country aware of their value
  • Make the men in the country aware of the value of women and the girl child historically and in today’s context
  • Create a protective environment for women all over the country
  • Contribute to educating a girl child

Devise a plan, share your experiences, set up a structure and help make a difference.


The Art Of Living

Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 152 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million people. The organisation's programs are guided by Sri Sri's philosophy of peace: "Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace. This movement has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, child protection, disaster relief, sustainable rural development, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all and environmental sustainability. For more details see:


UNICEF has been working in India since 1949. The largest UN organisation in the country, UNICEF is fully committed to working with the Government of India to ensure that each child born in this vast and complex country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential. The organisation uses quality research and data to understand issues, implements new and innovative interventions that address the situation of children, and works with partners to bring those innovations to fruition.


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